Liam Guidera


Liam is a partner in our Dispute Resolution team, practising in commercial litigation. He is a deeply experienced lawyer with a long history of acting in contractual and tortious litigation principally for plaintiffs in many landmark cases. His experience includes acting for two of Ireland’s former Taoisigh (Prime Ministers) in public inquiries. Liam has appeared as an advocate in many Courts, Inquiries and Administrative Tribunals.

In recent years he has been involved in a number of high profile independent reviews and investigations, including authoring a report which was lodged with the regulator.

He also has a practice in insurance and professional risk. He has acted for both plaintiffs and defendants/insurers in defamation cases and all types of liability claims, including catastrophic and fatal injuries, maritime accidents, asbestos-related claims, medical and professional negligence suits.

Liam is a qualified arbitrator and has a particular interest in mediation.


  • Commercial Litigation
  • Inquiries, Independent Reviews and Investigations
  • Insurance and Professional Risk

Representative Matters

  • Acting in an independent review of a large multi-jurisdictional asset disposal. 
  • Acting for a major financial institution in carrying out an independent review culminating in publishing a report which was lodged with the Central Bank.
  • Acting for a plaintiff plc in a multi-jurisdictional contract dispute worth over €100million, which was settled at mediation.


Legal 500, 2019

Liam is praised by clients for being “able and experienced'.

Legal 500, 2018

Liam Guidera is a “standout lawyer” whose “views are taken very seriously by investigators”.

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

  • Tutor in University College Dublin in Constitutional Law and Property
  • Member of an Expert Group on Law Reform


'The Art of the Deal' - article on mediation in Art Law disputes in The Resolver magazine by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

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Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution

Professional Memberships

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Member of Law Society ADR Committee

Irish Commercial Mediation Association

Dublin Solicitors' Bar Association

DRI (Dispute Resolution International)

Law Society of Ireland


University College Dublin (BCL)