• Dave Coleman | Partner

    Dave Coleman specialises in multi party actions, litigation and public and administrative law.

    He has over 20 years’ experience in multi-party litigation, and has overseen a significant number of important and topical multi-party actions including Hepatitis C cases, institutional sexual abuse cases, property defect cases and more recently financial services mis-selling cases.

    Dave and his team have advised groups on a national basis on the following matters: DePuy Hip Replacement, a substantial group of bondholders in an action against ACC Bank, a large number of claimants living in a housing estate affected by Pyrite, a group of individuals in the Michael Shine sexual abuse case and various other multi-party actions.

    Dave believes in delivering a tailor-made legal service to clients and regularly meets with and advises diverse groups of clients in issues of concern to them.

    Dave is a graduate of UCD and was admitted as a solicitor in 1986. He is also admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.





    • Tel: 01-5313 800
    • Location: 54 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2
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  • Kathrin Coleman | Partner

    Kathrin is a founding Partner of Coleman Legal Partners, and works in the areas of Sexual Assault, Professional Negligence, Medical Negligence, Personal Injury Law, Defamation and Employment Law.

    She has considerable experience in acting for many individuals who have been sexually abused or who have suffered loss as a consequence of the advice or actions of professionals.

    She has built up a wealth of experience in most areas of High Court Litigation and has successfully litigated against large organisations including the state and major religious institutions. She has also successfully represented clients in some of the biggest jury awards in Irish legal history.

    Kathrin is currently involved in a major multi-party action in relation to a product liability claim regarding the defective De Puy Hip implant which is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.

    Kathrin is also advising a large group of families of their rights regarding the standard of care which is required in pre-school childcare services such as crèches, Montessori groups and Playschool facilities.

    Kathrin began her career with Lavelle Coleman in 1999, and graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2003 with an Honours Masters Degree in English Literature and French with a further honours post-graduate business qualification from the Smurfit Business School in 2004.

    As a dual citizen of Ireland and Germany, Kathrin is also a bi-lingual German speaker with a qualification in Legal German. She is also fluent in French.

    Kathrin is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association.











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    • Location: 54 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2
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    • Ian O’Reilly | Senior Associate

      Ian qualified as a solicitor in 1997 having previously obtained an honours degree in law (LL.B) from Trinity College Dublin. He commenced his career working primarily in the areas of family law and plaintiff personal injury litigation. He joined the firm of Giles J Kennedy & Co. in 2003 and in that time built up an extensive portfolio in general commercial litigation and regulatory matters. In that time he has represented clients in indemnity litigation with insurers in the High Court and at arbitration and has successfully litigated against a major insurer to obtain indemnity for his client for an overall exposure of in excess of €400,000. Ian has litigated a specific performance action involving multiple contracts for sale of a property which achieved a settlement for his client of €1.125 million plus High Court costs.

      Ian has also acted for clients in building contract disputes and has successfully sued architects and building contractors in the High Court. He has also acted for clients in professional negligence actions against professionals in the High Court. In addition he has acted for a client in a property arbitration against a local authority involving compulsory purchase of lands which resulted in a settlement at arbitration in excess of €1.1 million plus costs.

      Ian has also advised and represented professionals in dealings with their respective regulatory and disciplinary regimes. He has appeared on numerous occasions before regulatory committees of the Law Society and has a broad knowledge of the solicitors accounts regulations. He has also appeared before the High Court and the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal on behalf of clients.

      Ian has acted for insurers in respect of employers and public liability insurance and has defended personal injuries actions in the Circuit Court and High Court. He has advised insurers on indemnity, liability, reserves and quantum, and strategies on the conduct of litigation.

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      • Location: 54 Fitzwilliam Square | Dublin 2
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      • Oisín McAsey | Solicitor

        Oisín joined the team at Coleman Legal partners in September 2015 having worked extensively in various areas of litigation. Before coming to Coleman Legal Partners, he garnered extensive experience in various areas of High Court litigation including commercial, chancery and personal injuries. In recent years, he secured an injunction against a large retail bank to stop them closing his client’s accounts and in addition he secured a favourable settlement against another bank for an unlawful eviction of a tenant from a repossessed property.

        Oisín has also represented various clients in planning prosecutions, employment law and family law. He has also prosecuted on behalf of two local authorities. In addition, he has worked extensively in the areas of defamation and judicial review. He has experience as an advocate in all Courts and has worked representing a host of clients in the Flood/Mahon Tribunal including a successful Supreme Court appeal.

        He now represents various clients in multiparty actions, including material damage due to pyrite and financial mis-selling matters against various retail banks. He has experience in alternative dispute resolution to include Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration.

        Oisín has an LL.B in Laws and was entered on the Roll of Solicitors in 2007 and is a graduate of the University of London.

        • Tel: 01-5313800 oisin@colemanlegalpartners.ie
        • Location: 54 Fitzwilliam Square | Dublin 2
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      • Marguerite Baily | Solicitor

        Marguerite is a solicitor on Coleman Legal Partners’ Litigation team and has been working with members of that team since 2010 as part of her employment with Lavelle Coleman. Prior to joining Lavelle Coleman she practised as a barrister on the Southwestern and Dublin Circuits.

        She primarily advises individuals in relation to medical negligence and personal injury claims with particular expertise in Multi-Party Action Litigation where she has experience acting for large groups of individual Plaintiffs.

        Her experience includes acting for over 400 investors in a multi-party action against ACC Bank and various intermediaries arising out of the marketing and sale of the geared Solid World Bond financial products. Marguerite has also represented Payment Protection Insurance policyholders in their claims against various lending institutions including GE Money.

        Marguerite has broad litigation and legal research experience and has appeared as an advocate in the District, Circuit and High Courts.

        Marguerite is a graduate of UCD with an honours degree in Law. After training at the Honourable Society of Kings Inns, she was called to the Bar of Ireland in 2006. She was admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2011.

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        • Location: 54 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2
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      • Rose Sweeney

        Rose has over 30 years experience in dealing with personal injuries claims and has been working alongside Dave Coleman for over 27 years.

        Rose specialises in Personal Injury law and regularly represents clients who have suffered injuries as a result of road traffic accidents, accidents in the workplace, slips and trips, as well as industrial and occupational disease.

        Rose is focused on obtaining the right result for her clients, both in terms of compensation and rehabilitation. Rose also has experience in dealing with cases that proceed to complex litigation.

        Rose’s Diploma in Counselling Skills from NUI Maynooth provides her with practical tools to support her clients throughout this process.

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        • Location: 54 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2
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      • Keith Rolls | Solicitor

        Keith graduated from UCC in 2006 with an honours BCOMM degree, where he majored in Law and Management.

        Keith manages a varied caseload ranging from personal injury to historical abuse cases against religious institutions. Keith also specialises in medical/dental negligence and represents clients who have suffered injury as a result of asbestos in the workplace.

        Keith works mainly in the areas of  Personal Injury, Medical Negligence and Institutional Abuse.

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        • Location: 54 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2
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        • Johanna Ryan | Trainee Solicitor

          Johanna graduated from UCD in 2014 with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and Social Policy. She then graduated from DIT in 2015 with an Honors Post Graduate Diploma in Law, successfully completing her Fe1 examinations in 2016, and entering the Law Society Professional Practice Course that same year to commence her professional training and exams.

          Johanna also has experience in counseling having undergone a training course with an Irish-based organization that provides counseling services online and over the phone. She volunteered there on a part-time basis before pursuing a legal career in 2014.

          Johanna joined Coleman Legal Partners in October 2015 and has been working in varying areas of personal injury law mainly comprising of public liability, road traffic accidents, historical abuse claims, medical negligence, as well as product liability. She is currently involved in resolving a number of claims through an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Process.

          • Tel: 01-5313800
          • Location: 54 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2
        • Daniel O’Connell | Trainee Solicitor

          Daniel primarily works in our Commercial Litigation Department while also working on Civil Litigation and Professional Negligence matters in the Circuit Court and High Courts. He holds an honours Degree in Law (GCD), a Diploma in Marketing (DBS) as well as a Diploma in Journalism (DIT).

          Following graduation Daniel worked for a Criminal law practice on cases in the District Courts, Circuit Courts and before the Central Criminal Court. Daniel’s range of skills and experience allows him to provide support on a varied case load throughout the firm.

          He joined Coleman Legal Partners in 2014 after working with Professional Services firm Deloitte at their head offices in Dublin in their Marketing and Communications Departments.

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          • Location: 54 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2
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          • Ciara Redmond | Trainee Solicitor

            Ciara Redmond is our newest trainee to join our firm. Ciara graduated in 2013 with a Bachelors Honours degree in Law. She started her legal career in a litigation and human rights firm in the city centre the same year. There, Ciara worked on cases involving general litigation, family law, human rights and immigration law. Ciara successfully completed the FE1 examinations in 2016 and will be attending Blackhall in 2017 to commence her final professional training and exams.

            Ciara is interested in the many different areas in law and this is shown by her further studies in Social Welfare Law, Criminology and completing an internship with the Irish Penal Reform Trust. She also volunteers with FLAC in her spare time.

            Ciara currently works in our commercial department where she works on cases involving commercial litigation, multi-party actions, general litigation, personal injuries and medical negligence

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