Ailbhe Gilvarry


Ailbhe is a partner in our Dispute Resolution team, specialising in claims defence for Irish insurance companies, UK underwriters and self-insured corporations.

Ailbhe's practice encompasses product, public, and employer liability claims with an emphasis on professional indemnity disputes, particularly involving accountants and financial advisors. 


  • Litigation
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Environmental

Representative Matters

  • Acting in defence of claim taken by employee who alleged bullying.   The award in the High Court in favour of the plaintiff was a record in such cases but was successfully appealed to the Court of Appeal.  The plaintiff subsequently was granted limited grounds of appeal to the Supreme Court.  The case was heard by a 7 panel Supreme Court in December 2016 and judgment was reserved and expect in early 2017. 
  • Acting for accountancy firm in defence of proceedings taken by former client in relation to a number of investments. Value of claim €11m.
  • Acted for Kerry Group in successful High Court statutory appeal against a decision of the Competition Authority. The Authority appealed the decision to the Supreme Court but withdrew the appeal prior to the hearing. 


Chambers Global - The World's Leading Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, 2017

"A very good litigator and is very straightforward and a superb analytical mind."

The Legal 500, 2017

Ailbhe is 'incisive'

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Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution Insurance & Professional Risks Product Regulation & Consumer Law


University of Dublin, Trinity College (LLB)

London School of Economics (LLM)