Rachel Kavanagh


Rachel is 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 the firm 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 an international transport infrastructure company in a multi-million euro personal injury claim including advising in relation to multi-party Mediation.
  • Advising an international insurer on coverage issues relating to a catastrophic injury claim including potential Arbitration.
  • Acting for major Irish shopping centres, retail parks and international retailers in relation to employer’s liability, public liability and defamation claims and associated third party contractual issues. 


Legal 500, 2021

‘Leading Individual’ Rachel is an “excellent communicator”. 

Chambers & Partners, 2021

"Whether cases are low maintenance or more difficult, she deals with them all with equal ease,"

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.

  • LinkedIn

Areas of Expertise

Insurance and Risk Dispute Resolution

Professional Memberships

Insurance Institute of Ireland

The Law Society of Ireland


University College Dublin (BCL)