Jane Pilkington


Jane is a partner in our Commercial Litigation team and has over 15 years’ experience in dispute resolution and commercial litigation, acting for both domestic and international clients in all types of business disputes. She has a particular focus on professional negligence actions. 

Allied to her litigation practice, Jane is a recognised expert in the area of Irish business immigration, having been consistently ranked in Who’s Who Corporate Immigration on an annual basis since 2007. Jane advises domestic and international clients in relation to the employment of non-EEA nationals in Ireland, to include the preparation and submission of employment permits and other Irish immigration work permissions. 

Jane also advises private individuals on Irish immigration matters, which include Irish Citizenship, EU Treaty Rights and applications for Irish residency under the Immigrant Investor Schemes


  • Professional Negligence Claims (against solicitors, barristers, financial advisers, architects, valuers, accountants, directors and officers)
  • Corporate and Shareholder’s Disputes
  • Warranty Claims
  • Property Disputes
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Product Liability Disputes
  • Defamation Claims
  • Banking Litigation
  • Corporation Immigration
  • Irish Immigration relating to Private Individuals

Representative Matters

  • Successfully represented an aggrieved shareholder in a dispute involving a joint venture company’s shares being incorrectly pledged and charged.
  • Acting for a number of banks in relation to negligence actions against solicitors, valuers and other professionals.
  • Defending an international company in a High Court defamation action arising from an employment situation.


Legal 500, 2018

Jane Pilkington is “extraordinarily thorough”.

Chambers and Partners, 2018

"Very client-focused and very efficient." Clients add “she really knows her subject matter... she’s super to work with: ultra-attentive to detail and very good at listening.”

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

  • Cross Border Litigation (Jurisdiction and Governing Law Issues) - Law Society of Ireland PPC II Course
  • Commercial Court and Trends in Commercial Litigation - Law Society of Ireland PPC II Course
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn

Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution Commercial Disputes Business Immigration Insurance and Risk

Professional Memberships

The Law Society of Ireland

Dublin Solicitors Bar Association

Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland

International Bar Association

Dublin Chamber of Commerce

American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA) – International Associate Member


University College Dublin (Bachelor of Arts)

Dublin Institute of Technology (Diploma in Legal Studies)

The Law Society (Diploma in Commercial Litigation)