24 03 2022Awards and recognition

Chambers Europe Ranks RDJ Highly in 2022 Guide

In the 2022 edition of Chambers Europe RDJ was recommended in 12 practice areas, including a Band 1 ranking for Insurance law. 19 partners were recognised for their individual achievements over the past 12 months.

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Chambers Europe is a well-known annual legal directory that assesses and ranks law firms from interviews with in-house counsel and clients. Firms and lawyers need to demonstrate sustained excellence in order to be ranked in the guide.

Banking and Finance

"responsive, pragmatic and thorough"

"I found their lawyers to be good listeners and actively engaged; they displayed an above-average ability to provide guidance and feedback"

"very knowledgeable and proactive in their support"

Cian Fenton “is clear in his advice, timely in his response times and value-adding for us at all stages of the transaction process."


"very good at reading the room and finding sustainable solutions."

Alison Bearpark is "an excellent communicator. She is very responsive and her ability to meet hard deadlines is noteworthy."

Finola McCarthy "has a very good understanding of her brief and a style which is very clear and client-focused."


“The lawyers are very good at listening to where we are coming from and tailor solutions to suit us."

"This is a great law firm that takes time to understand the culture of our company and always delivers."

Gillian Keating is "a very strong practitioner who is very good to deal with and very practical."

Dispute Resolution: Healthcare Litigation

"It's a fluid firm, they are receptive to what their clients want."

Fergal Dennehy is praised for his "excellent technical knowledge and forensic approach to litigation."

Imelda Tierney "has fantastic communication skills and a unique ability to lead a team through legal proceedings. Her ability to analyse and articulate complex issues is a particular strength."

Padraic Brennan "has extensive experience which is evident in his strategic thinking and advocacy skills."


David McCarroll is described as "a very responsive lawyer who understands the different perspectives of different stakeholders."

Jennifer Cashman is "an accomplished and experienced legal practitioner whose judgement I respect, and who brings business acumen to all our conversations and the advice provided."

Insurance: Dispute Resolution

A client praises Uilliam Ó Lorcáin for being a "hands-on, accessible character who exercises really good judgement on claims and coverage matters, giving great advice, which is very pragmatic and robust."

Real Estate

One interviewee highlights the law firm's "commercial vision, know-how and ability to work with other side to find solutions to problems."

Evin McCarthy is "sensible and pragmatic and is able to anticipate issues before they arise, with a focus on solutions rather than problems. He is responsive and pleasant to deal with and always represents us in a professional and courteous manner."

Margaret Ring is praised for her "responsiveness and rapid turnaround times coupled with her depth of knowledge."


"I appreciate that everything was done on time and efficiently. There was very good communication from the solicitors and they kept us informed."

Ashling Walsh is described as a "very strong, commercially aware lawyer who is pragmatic and client-focused."


A source states that the lawyers offer "strength and depth and are very strong technically."


Darryl Broderick is "always focused on achieving the best possible outcome for his client. He is very thorough, has an excellent knowledge of the law, and very sound judgement"

RDJ ranked a leading law firm in the following practice areas:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Construction
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Dispute Resolution: Healthcare Litigation
  • Employment
  • Insurance: Dispute Resolution
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring/Insolvency
  • Tax
  • TMT: Information Technology
  • TMT: Media

Individual recognitions went to:

Lawyer-Practice Area

Chambers’ full listings can be found here.