Employment Law & Commercial Litigation
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Brian heads up the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department. He has years of invaluable experience in both the private and state litigation, having trained in A & L Goodbody Solicitors and practised as a Litigation Solicitor for 5 years in the Office of the Chief State Solicitor. A native of Sligo, Brian headed back west in 2006 and joined the now Callan Tansey Solicitors in Sligo. Brian and his team in the Commercial Litigation Department handle High Court and Commercial Court Litigation advising Private and Corporate clients across a range of contentious matters such as Commercial Contract disputes and Professional Negligence actions and continue to build a reputation as sought after specialists in the areas of Employment Law and Defamation. In 2007, Brian acted for the plaintiff in a High Court defamation case which resulted in the highest ever jury award in Ireland for slander.
CASES OF NOTE
After a protracted case that involved 5 weeks of Court time over a two-month period, Freddy Sherry, a past pupil of Belvedere College Dublin has lost his High Court legal action to have the revised Calculated Grades system that was applied to his Leaving Certificate results of 2020 deemed unlawful.
See RTE News Report 29 July 2019.
A man who was wrongfully arrested the same night his fiancee was savagely beaten by another man in a random street attack has been awarded more than €1.1 million by a High Court jury.
The inquest into the death of a man, following a workplace accident in Mayo, has been adjourned, after the company owner failed to turn up for scheduled proceedings today.
In the past few weeks a woman was awarded €20,000 for banging her knee off a table leg that happened to be covered by a table cloth in a hotel.
A priest has been awarded more than a quarter share in a Co Donegal cottage he shared with his former lover.
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