Practice Areas

Defence Litigation

Defence Litigation

Good & Murray Smith’s lawyers have been acting for Irish and UK based insurers, State Bodies and self-insured entities in the defence of claims for decades. We are a market-leading defence litigation practice with a team of specialist lawyers and executives. Our lawyers and executives are recognised as experts in their field.

Understanding the insurance industry inside out is what makes the Good & Murray Smith Insurance Practice a leader in Ireland. We help our clients to achieve commercial outcomes that lower the overall cost of claims.

Our solicitors and executives have participated in some of the most celebrated insurance related actions in the jurisdiction. We provide sound advice to our clients in relation to all types of claims and we have particular strength advising on personal injuries claims of a catastrophic, complex and high-value nature.

We have handled thousands of claims in the following areas:-

  • Public liability;
  • Employers’ liability;
  • Product liability; and
  • Professional indemnity/negligence.

We have particular expertise in advising on a wide range of insurance and re-insurance issues including coverage disputes, questions of policy interpretation, run-off, commutation and management agreements. We advise insurers and our other clients on how to address potential issues brought about by changes in the law, and we prepare our clients for legal developments that can impact on their claims handling. Our aim is to help our clients to evaluate and handle claims and avert unnecessary and costly litigation.

We take a proactive approach to claims and we offer our clients the personal attention of Partners that only a boutique firm can offer.