21 03 2023Awards and recognition

RDJ Recognised by Chambers Europe 2023 Guide

Chambers Europe 2023 ranks RDJ in 11 practice areas, including a top-tier ranking for Insurance law.

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In the 2023 edition of Chambers Europe, RDJ was recommended in 11 practice areas, including a Band 1 ranking for Insurance law. 18 partners were recognised for their individual achievements over the past 12 months.

Chambers and Partners is one of the world’s leading independent legal research companies, offering detailed rankings and insight into leading lawyers and law firms across 200 jurisdictions in more than 70 countries.

Banking and Finance

"always cut through the legalese, make clear recommendations and give us a clear way forward."

"highly experienced and commercial in their approach. The law firm has plenty of depth to call on and a wide breadth of experience."

Cian Fenton "gives an extra level of confidence because he is so thorough, communicative and his expertise is on another level"… "He is very good: really helpful, works in a very timely manner and always has our interests at heart.

“represents us extremely well in negotiations."

"always excellent."

"capable, knowledgeable and responsive."

"excellent broad spread of knowledge to assist with any queries that may arise."

"The highest quality service is provided at all times."


"At RDJ you get very fast responses all the time; they don't let things lie and they deal with matters promptly."

Finola McCarthy "is a real pleasure to work with, the quality of her work product is very good….. gives you advice you can understand and pass on to colleagues."

"excellent to work with… extremely proactive."


"top class support and a strong understanding and advice based on solid experience."

"technically excellent but also really strong on putting a wider context to matters."

Gillian Keating "stands out for her ability to distinguish complicated items, and put them more simply to understand and how to prioritise."

Dispute Resolution: Healthcare Litigation

Fergal Dennehy’s" legal knowledge, communication and likeability are remarkable and he always provides clear and concise advices on legal matters." "He is very reassuring and works very hard to accomplish a successful outcome for clients."

Imelda Tierney "has the ability of uncomplicating the complex. Her case management skills have yet to be equalled." "Her attention to detail and mastery of the issues are excellent."


"The lawyers at RDJ are incredibly knowledgeable. With employment you want to de-escalate issues before they become contentious, and they're great at understanding that. Their service is always top class in terms of accuracy."

"The team put great attention into understanding all aspects of the issue at hand."

"They're personable and they know our business culture and ethos.”

Insurance: Dispute Resolution

" timely and comprehensive legal advice on high-value, complex claims."

"They hold a strong understanding of all the relevant factors when advising."

Jamie Olden "is an excellent legal adviser and strategic thinker. He is pragmatic, solution-driven and a very effective negotiator." "offers strong and clear advice. He is easy to work with and a positive collaborator."

Real Estate

"The main thing about RDJ is that they really understand business and what we need to achieve."


" technically strong, with appreciation for commercial and practical considerations.”

“ highly responsive and provides excellent quality of service."

Ashling Walsh "is an excellent lawyer who consistently provides robust advice in difficult circumstances. She is also particularly mindful of the practical and commercial realities at play when providing advice.”


" a very strong team that is well able to handle complex queries."

" clear, comprehensive advice with excellent foresight in anticipating potential issues."

" always very responsive."

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: Media

Individual recognitions went to:

Lawyer-Practice Area

Chambers’ full listings can be found here.