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Pictured L-R: Rachel Kavanagh and Declan Black

Leading business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran has announced the appointment of Rachel Kavanagh as Head of their Insurance & Risk team.

Rachel specialises in insurance and claims litigation. She advises Irish and international insurance companies in relation to all aspects of insurance litigation, particularly in relation to personal injury claims, property damage claims, product liability, defamation and coverage disputes.

She also advises self-insured companies in relation to risk management, health and safety practices, claims handling and fraud detection. Rachel has acted for major Irish shopping centres, retail parks and international retailers in relation to employers liability, public liability and defamation claims and associated third party contractual issues. She has also acted for Irish Insurers with particular focus on claims arising of the agricultural, food production and food distribution sectors.

Commenting on her appointment, Declan Black, Managing Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran, said “I am pleased to announce Rachel’s appointment as Head of Insurance & Risk. Her extensive experience in the insurance sector has established her as a leading industry advisor who consistently delivers sound and strategic advice to clients, helping them to make good and informed decisions.”

Rachel added “I am delighted to lead the Insurance & Risk team and to further build on our strong reputation of working collaboratively with clients, delivering commercial advice to help them achieve their objectives.”

Prior to joining Mason Hayes & Curran in 2011, Rachel worked for 12 years in a Dublin law firm which specialised in insurance defence litigation.

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