Caoilfhionn Ní Chuanacháin

Caoilfhionn is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution Law Team. She has extensive experience in both Commercial and High Court litigation and in particular, in advising on financial services litigation, such as the misselling of complex financial instruments and multi-jurisdictional funds related litigation.

She also has expertise in professional negligence and recovery proceedings. Caoilfhionn also advises on both the implementation and defence of insurance proceedings.

Caoilfhionn has significant experience advising a number of major international retailers, as tenants, in relation to landlord and tenant disputes to include disputes with regard to alterations to the premises, the failure of the landlord to comply with obligations under Agreements for Lease, the negotiation of rent reductions and the defence of recovery of rent proceedings.

Admitted as a Solicitor in 2007
Diploma in Commercial Conveyancing 2006
LL.M, University of London 2003
Bachelor of Civil Law (International), University College Dublin 2001 (& DePaul University College of Law, Chicago)

Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association and the Law Society of England & Wales

Achievements and Endorsements
Bronze Medal in Jurisprudence (UCD). Conveyancing Prize (Law Society of Ireland).

“Caoilfhionn Ní Chuanacháin is an emerging dispute resolution specialist with a strong track record in the insurance sector…she also impresses in property disputes, professional negligence and financial services cases.”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

“She is my go-to person for strategic advice, she is always spot-on in terms of tailoring the advice to my needs,”
Chambers Europe, 2022

“A standout partner that I work with…Caoilfhionn brings a strategic perspective coupled with a comprehensive grasp of details…strong technical knowledge and use this to ensure that the focus is on the most critical issues.”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

“She can see around corners in complex litigation…her client management skills are excellent. She is responsive and listens to the client in terms of the approach and strategy we want to take.”
Chambers Europe, 2021

“I would single Caoilfhionn Ní Chuanacháin out as a star. She never fails to impress. She is client focused and will always go above and beyond to ensure the best possible outcome…she is an excellent litigator – aggressive in protecting her client’s interests yet practical in seeking to secure cost-effective results.”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2020 

Caoilfhionn stands out for commerciality and the ability to take a pragmatic approach to issues…fantastic at cutting through the issues to get to the point and in bringing the client through the process. More than anything she is available and you know that you are in safe hands when she is representing you.”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2020

“Caoilfhionn is steely in pursuit of her client’s objectives…she is extremely approachable and receptive to ideas from the client.” 
Chambers Europe, 2020

‘Caoilfhionn communicates in a concise and clear manner and always displays persistence in the face of challenging and complex issues’ 
Chambers Europe, 2019 

‘The determined and analytical’ Caoilfhionn Ní Chuanacháin
Legal 500, 2018 

Caoilfhionn joins the rankings this year due to her strong client base, Clients appreciate her “practical and commercial approach to dispute resolution.”
Chambers Europe, 2018

Caoilfhionn Ní Chuanacháin is ‘a natural litigator’.
Legal 500 EMEA, 2017

Caoilfhionn Ní Chuanacháin is ‘commercially minded and a pleasure to work with’
Legal 500 EMEA, 2016

Caoilfhionn Ní Chuanacháin is recommended in Chambers Europe 2022

Caoilfhionn Ní Chuanacháin is recommended as a Next Generation Partner in Legal 500 EMEA, 2019 -2022


Caoilfhionn Ní Chuanacháin

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