Diarmuid’s practice is focussed on commercial litigation and arbitration. He has particular interests in insurance / reinsurance, professional liability, civil fraud, construction and sports law. He is ranked by the Legal 500 as a ‘Rising Star’ in insurance and professional liability, and as a Leading Junior in sports law.
His current and recent instructions as junior counsel include substantial proceedings before the Supreme Court, the Commercial Court and the European Court of Human Rights. Diarmuid relishes his role as an advocate and appears regularly as sole counsel in trials and applications before the High Court and County Courts, in domestic and international arbitrations in insurance and sports matters, and in construction adjudications.
Diarmuid has been described in the legal directories as “an excellent advocate and thinks quickly on his feet. Excellent drafting skills, very thorough and always gets into the detail of the matter.” He prides himself on being responsive and a team player, and always seeks to give practical, commercially-focussed advice.
Further details of Diarmuid’s recent and ongoing work are provided in the tabs on individual practice areas below.
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