Deirdre Munnelly


Deirdre Munnelly is a Partner in our Litigation team. Deirdre acts for Irish insurers, UK underwriters and self-insured companies in the defence of PL, EL and other liability claims.  She also regularly advises on Health and Safety obligations and risk management and provides training to clients in this area.

Deirdre also represents a variety of professionals in the legal, architectural and accountancy fields in the defence of professional negligence proceedings. Deirdre provides advice to clients on coverage disputes.

Deirdre is a CEDR accredited mediator.


  • Litigation
  • Dispute resolution
  • Professional Indemnity
  • Insurance Law

Representative Matters

  • Acting as legal advisor to a number of international facilities management companies in the defence of employer and public liability claims.
  • Advising large companies in relation to insurance coverage issues.
  • Acting for an accountant in the defence of a multi-million euro claim brought by a former client.


Legal 500, 2021

Deirdre has a “directness of approach, clarity of communication… that makes complex problems simply”. 

Legal 500, 2020

Deirdre "deals with our files to the very highest of standards".

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

Deirdre delivered a speech at the Irish Hotels Federation 2017 Annual Conference on the topic of "Managing Risk".

Deirdre regularly speaks at our annual insurance seminar.

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Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution Insurance and Risk

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland


National University of Ireland Galway, Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL)

Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in Insurance Law

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, Accredited Mediator