Litigation Solicitors Ireland

Disputes and litigation can be stressful. That’s why you need a trusted legal team to achieve the very best outcome on your behalf. Our experienced litigation solicitors provide expert support every step of the way, ensuring your rights and interests are protected.

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What do Litigation Solicitors do?

Litigation solicitors work closely with their clients, receiving instructions from them, conducting essential case research, offering initial advice, securing expert opinions, and, when necessary, engaging the services of a barrister to represent the client in court.

In preparation for a trial, solicitors meticulously build their case, and while they might personally represent their client in court, they will often instruct a barrister to act on their client’s behalf in court. Solicitors provide barristers with the information they need, such as documents and research, to ensure they can effectively present their client’s case.

At Gibson & Associates LLP, our seasoned litigation solicitors know just how daunting and emotionally stressful disputes and litigation can be. Our dedicated team will always try to resolve your issue through negotiation or alternative dispute resolution methods first, but in some cases, litigation may be the right option for your issue. If so, you can count on us to provide you with the support you need to have confidence in a successful outcome.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team about an issue or dispute you are involved in, please call us now on +353 1 264 5555.

What is Litigation?

Litigation is a legal process used to settle disagreements. It usually refers to a legal case being brought in front of a judge in court, although litigation can also include alternative dispute resolution approaches like mediation or arbitration. Disputes are usually taken to court when all other negotiation options have been exhausted.

What kind of cases can be resolved using our litigation services?

Judicial Review

When an individual or group of people believe a decision made by a public authority or state entity has infringed upon their rights, they can approach the High Court to request a judicial review of the decision. In Ireland, judicial reviews primarily examine how the decision-making process was carried out by the relevant authority, rather than considering the merits of the decision itself.

Challenging a Will or Probate

The process of dealing with a will or probate can turn into a source of dispute when a beneficiary or someone excluded from an inheritance decides to contest it.

People challenge Wills, Trusts, or Estates for various reasons, often due to doubts about the validity of the Will or concerns the executor may have acted negligently.

Defamation

Defamation is a false statement presented as fact that causes injury or damage to the character of the person or organisation the statement is made about.

There are two types of defamation, Libel and Slander. Libel is referred to as a written form of defamation, while slander is spoken form of defamation.

Insurance Disputes

When an insurance company and a policyholder disagree on the terms of a settlement, it can lead to an insurance dispute. Examples of an insurance dispute include an insurance company outright rejecting a claim, offering a payout less than the claimant believes their damages are worth, or unexpectedly postponing a payout.

Family Law in Ireland

Family law deals with issues involving family relationships such as marriage, adoption, divorce, and child custody.

Solicitors practicing family law can represent clients in family court proceedings and other negotiations.

Property & Boundary Disputes

Property disputes can be complex and need a legal process to resolve them.
Property disputes are often the result of disagreements over property lines, responsibility for repairs on construction, blocked views, rightful ownership, zoning issues, and disagreements over who is at fault for property damage.

Contract Disputes

When entering into a contract, each party is legally obliged to adhere to the terms set out in the document. 

Contract disputes arise when two parties have a different understanding of the requirements, limitations, or compensation for a contract.

Defective Product Claims

A defective product claim may arise when someone suffers a personal injury due to a design or manufacturing flaw in a product. To establish a defective product design, evidence is needed to demonstrate the product carries a danger that is not obvious to the naked eye.

Debt Collection & Recovery

If you’re owed a debt and struggling to collect it from your debtor, you might start the debt recovery process with help from a debt collection solicitor. This can be a crucial step in reclaiming what you’re owed.

Employment Law

It’s important for both employers and employees to understand their rights and responsibilities in the workplace. Issues such as remuneration, redundancies, and workplace disagreements can lead to disputes that can be resolved under Irish employment law.

Professional Negligence

When a professional falls short in delivering their services to an acceptable standard, and this leads to a financial loss to you, this is considered professional negligence. Professional services may include medical, legal, accounting, and similar service areas.

Our litigation team is here to help you no matter where in Ireland you’re based.

Wherever you are in Ireland, our experienced team is here to support you. With offices in nationwide, and associates around the country, we’re ready to help you achieve the best outcome.

Anna O’Donoghue
Solicitor

Amanda Walsh
Partner

Daireann Gibson
Managing Partner

Nikita Canning
Litigation Solicitor

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Litigation Services FAQs

Why would you need a litigation solicitor?

Disagreements and disputes are a part of life, but when you are unable to resolve them on your own, you may need the help of a litigation solicitor. Personal injuries, breach of contract disputes, boundary disagreements, family issues, professional negligence and defamation are just some examples of disputes that could need the expertise of a solicitor.

What does a litigation solicitor/lawyer do?

To help resolve a dispute, a solicitor often needs time to explore the facts and figures, undertake research, obtain documentation and test the strength of each side’s legal case.

If the opposing side is unwilling to settle on terms the client will accept, the only option might be to take the matter to court to be heard by a judge. A litigation solicitors will manage disclosure and drafting witness statements, and compile all the paperwork required by the courts throughout proceedings, from pre-trial preparation to delivery of a judgment.

What are the three dispute resolutions?

Sometimes disputes can be resolved without the expense and time of going to court. There are three methods commonly used to resolve disputes: negotiation, mediation, and arbitration.

Is a dispute and litigation the same?

Litigation and disputes are quite similar in meaning. However, disputes can be resolved through informal negotiations, discussions, or alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation or arbitration, without involving the formal legal process. Litigation is a specific legal process that arises when parties involved in a dispute cannot resolve their issues through negotiation or alternative methods and must take their matter to court.