Rachel Kavanagh


Rachel is co head of our Insurance & Risk team. She specialises in insurance and claims litigation. Rachel advises Irish and international insurance companies in relation to all aspects of insurance litigation, in particular, in relation to personal injury claims, property damage claims, product liability, defamation and coverage disputes.

Rachel also advises self-insured companies in relation to risk management, health and safety practices, claims handling and fraud detection.

Before joining MH&C in 2011, Rachel worked for 12 years in a Dublin law firm which specialised in insurance defence litigation. During that time, she developed key relationships within the insurance sector and established a strong reputation as a leading industry advisor.


  • Litigation
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Insurance Law

Representative Matters

  • Acting for major Irish shopping centres, retail parks and international retailers in relation to employers liability, public liability and defamation claims and associated third party contractual issues. 
  • Acting for major national haulage and logistics companies in relation to claims related to distributions processes and warehouse and cold storage operations.
  • Acting for Irish Insurers with particular focus on claims arising of the agricultural, food production and meat processing sectors.


The Legal 500, 2017

Rachel is "extremely competent"

Chambers and Partners, 2015

"Precise and detailed" 

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

Rachel provides bespoke training to clients in the Insurance sector on an ongoing basis. The training covers topics such as claims management, litigation practice and procedure, damages and case law and legislation updates.

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Areas of Expertise

Insurance and Risk Dispute Resolution

Professional Memberships

Insurance Institute of Ireland

The Law Society of Ireland


University College Dublin (BCL)