DWF appoints three to Irish insurance team

DWF appoints three to Irish insurance team

Pictured (left–right): Lisa O'Brien, Sarah Falvey and Rory Dunne. Photos provided by DWF.

DWF has appointed Lisa O’Brien, Sarah Falvey and Rory Dunne as senior associates in its insurance, global risks and professional indemnity team in Ireland.

The trio have joined the global legal business to supplement the global speciality and financial risks and major injury and casualty practices.

Ms O’Brien has over 25 years’ experience in the areas of defamation law, professional indemnity and casualty and a particular emphasis on ADR.

She has previous experience advising private clients, corporate entities, including working with and representing insurance companies, and public and State Bodies.

Ms Falvey joins DWF with over nine years’ experience advising leading insurers on complex insurance disputes in relation to professional indemnity claims.

She has previously acted for high-profile clients in commercial litigation claims, construction disputes, and professional indemnity claims relating to engineers, architects and the medical profession. She also advises on subrogation claims, personal injury, casualty, catastrophic claims, motor claims, employer liability, defamation and medical negligence.

Mr Dunne, who has previously worked in well-known Cork-based firms, brings over eight years’ experience to his new role in the global speciality and financial risk team at DWF.

He has obtained extensive experience before the High Court, Commercial Court, and Court of Appeal acting on behalf of a broad range of corporate and private clients in complex litigation matters. His current focus is advising on Professional Indemnity matters, particularly in the area of construction and arbitration.

Additionally, Neil O’Doherty was recently promoted within the business, moving from the role of solicitor to the position of associate within the major injury and casualty practice. He qualified as a solicitor in 2019 and joined DWF in May 2022, specialising in insurance and dispute resolution with a particular focus on personal injury cases.

Chris Wheeler, acting executive partner of DWF in Dublin, said: “We are proud to welcome Lisa O’Brien, Sarah Falvey and Rory Dunne to our Dublin insurance team, enriching our global expertise in speciality & financial risks.

“Their collective experience enriches our practice, complemented by Neil O’Doherty’s recent promotion within our major injury and casualty sector. We look forward to their contributions in delivering exceptional client service.”

Lorna McAuliffe, partner and head of global risks and professional indemnity in Dublin, said: “We are delighted to have such talented and experienced lawyers on board to strengthen the team’s client offering nationwide.”

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