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My Expertise

I act for a wide range of professionals and their professional indemnity insurers in defence of claims against architects, engineers, surveyors, insurance brokers, accountants, solicitors, financial advisors, and property management agents.

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During my career I have gained strong experience in high value commercial litigation disputes. I have acted on behalf of the largest sporting association in Ireland, the Irish Trustee in bankruptcy, a large public house operator, chain retailers and property developers in a wide range of breach of contract, insolvency, property related (including landlord and tenant), intellectual property and defamation disputes. I also specialise in all aspects of liquor licensing law.

I have represented clients in the High Court, Commercial Court and Supreme Court as well as in alternative dispute resolution forums including mediation. 

I have lectured for the Law Society of Ireland and Dublin Solicitors Bar Association in insolvency law. 

I have also presented on the subject of new legislation relating to the adjudication and enforcement of construction disputes and am a member of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC).


"Lorraine is a first class lawyer. We have worked together on legal cases, principally covering property rights and licensing. Lorraine is methodical in her preparation and tenacious on behalf of her clients. She is balanced in her advice and polished in presenting her argument." Peter McKenna, Stadium Director at Croke Park Stadium

"Lorraine has acted for me on a number of cases. She is responsive, knowledgeable and provides excellent service and advice. I have no hesitation in saying that I will be continuing to work with Lorraine and her team in the future." Tom Murray, Insolvency practitioner at Friel Stafford

"Lorraine has provided legal/licensing services for many years to me in Capital Bars. I have always found Lorraine to be professional, diligent and client focused. I continue to use Lorraine for licensing work in a number of other units that I currently operate." Adrian Shanagher, Director at Firebreak Hospitality Management