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Nathaniel Lacy & Partners LLP are a Specialist Claims Litigation Firm with 30+ years’ experience in Ireland. The firm provides nationwide services to its clients and has five offices across the Dublin, Eastern, Midland, Western and Northern Circuits.
The firm is recognised as one of the leading Litigation Firms in the Country. Our primary objective is to provide an efficient, high quality and cost-effective service to our clients, who include top private and public insurance companies in Ireland, the UK and Europe, and a wide range of self insured and state entities.
The current challenging economy means that trusted legal advice is more crucial than ever. Our team’s practical experience and proactive personal service is the basis on which we build long lasting client relationships. Our commitment to continuous professional development means we continue to stay ahead of changes in the law, business and public administration, ensuring we can provide our clients with the very best legal advice in an effective and cost efficient manner.
The firm has grown substantially in recent years, with strategic hires and the establishment of offices in Donegal and Sligo, and more recently, Dublin and Galway. As a result of the establishment of these branch offices and our resultant extensive geographic reach, the firm is in a position to offer expansive and unrivalled ‘on the ground’ experience and expertise throughout the jurisdiction of Ireland.
The firm has also invested heavily in our IT and case management systems over the past ten plus years. We are focused on innovating with our clients and providing them with up to date key Industry Information through management information, updates and innovative proposals on the way litigated claims are managed and reviewed. We have a robust infrastructure in place which ensures that all staff can carry on working externally in the same way that they would have in the office. In addition, through the firm’s investment in IT infrastructure, we have been able to increase both time and cost efficiency for our clients.
We view our role as servicing our clients across all levels, not alone claims, and ensure that our clients benefit from the firm’s exposure at the cold face of the litigation claims environment throughout Ireland. We provide regular updates to our clients regarding our on the ground experience of the Irish Judicial System in terms of Court judgments and awards, and offer detailed insight and advice into areas of concern for our clients.
The firm regularly advises on all areas of insurance. Our team have substantial experience in all areas of defence litigation, including motor claims, EL claims, PL claims, products liability claims, defamation, property damage, indemnity, coverage advices, professional indemnity claims and so on. The firm has dedicated teams who look after complex and catastrophic claims, recovery claims and fraudulent claims. The firm also regularly acts in an advisory role for its clients, and regularly advises on the possible impact that any judicial, legislative or regulatory changes could have on their business. The firm is experienced in handling claims at all stages, from cradle to grave, including claims handling and delegated authority case loads for our clients. The firm also has substantial experience in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.
The firm fully recognises the importance of keeping our clients fully advised on the potential costs of a claim and has a dedicated Legal Costs team with extensive expertise in the efficient negotiation of costs across all jurisdictions and also in running costs taxations/adjudications across all Circuits and before the High Court Taxing Master/ Costs Adjudicators.
We also facilitate our clients with CPD presentations (which are fully CPD accredited by the Insurance Institute of Ireland). These presentations can be provided both in person and via online platforms.