David Ormsby


David is a Partner on our Dispute Resolution team. David advises on a wide range of commercial disputes, corporate recovery litigation and restructuring & insolvency matters. He regularly acts for private equity firms, investment banks, financial institutions, insolvency practitioners, company directors, stakeholders and liquidators on both contentious and non-contentious cases.

David routinely advises secured and unsecured creditors of companies in financial distress and insolvency practitioners in a variety of formal and informal restructuring and insolvency processes including compulsory and voluntary liquidations, receivership, bankruptcy, schemes of arrangement and examinership.

As an experienced member of our Insolvency and Restructuring team as well as our Dispute Resolution team, David delivers concise and pragmatic advice to clients in high pressure situations to allow them to achieve the best commercial outcome as quickly as possible.


  • Insolvency & Restructuring
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Disputes

Representative Matters

  • Acted for various financial institutions on high value recoveries and on the defence of a wide range of proceedings issued by debtors. 
  • Advising the liquidator of the Doonbeg group.
  • Acted for the committee of creditors appointed to Custom House Capital Limited (in liquidation).


Legal 500, 2021

'Recommended Lawyer' David Ormsby brings a “fresh and innovative approach”.

Legal 500, 2020

David is a 'Recommended Lawyer'.

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Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland

Law Society of England and Wales

Institute of Bankers in Ireland

Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners

INSOL Europe


University College Dublin, BCL

Trinity College Dublin, LLM

Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in Finance Law

Institute of Bankers in Ireland, Diploma in Financial Services