Partner, Cork Office
Brendan is a Partner, practising as part of the firms Dispute Resolution team. He is highly talented litigator who has gained considerable experience in dealing with the conduct of litigation and dispute resolution on behalf of national and international insurance companies, municipal authorities and state bodies, in the area of motor, employer liability, public liability and products liability claims.
Brendan has developed particular expertise in insurance fraud and has successfully defended numerous high profile insurance fraud cases on behalf of Insurance clients.
He has also developed a niche expertise in the area of Low Velocity Impact motor claims, and has had numerous notable successes for defendant clients in the Circuit & High Court. Brendan advises clients on a range of contentious matters including personal injury, contract, debt collection and property related matters. He has gained practical experience in all aspects of litigation procedure in all Court jurisdictions.
University College Cork (BComm)
Law Society of Ireland (Diploma in Finance Law)
Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland.
The Team at RDJ provide an exceptional service. They have a deep experience and understanding of the legal landscape– The Legal 500 (2022)
very knowledgeable and proactive in their support– Chambers Europe (2022)
They are an excellent firm with a solid market reputation– The Legal 500 (2022)
The Christmas Tree that put her on the Naughty List…
Louise Smith, Head of RDJ’s Insurance Fraud team examines a recent High Court case where a woman had her €760,383 claim dismissed after admitting winning a Christmas tree-thr...
New on the spot fines for employers
Jennifer Cashman and Diarmuid O’Neill from RDJ’s Employment team review the newly enacted regulations from the WRC who have now introduced on the spot fines for businesses who...
Effect of Brexit on Security for Costs Applications in Irish Courts
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"Beyond Concerning" - seeking and following advice from the "wrong person"
Hilda Mannix from RDJ’s Dispute Resolution team along with trainee, Conor Beck looks at the recent High Court decision of Mr. Justice Heslin in Start Mortgages Limited v Micha...
Court of Appeal clarifies law on identification of child defendants who turn 18 in the course of criminal proceedings
On January 19 2024, the Court of Appeal ruled that children before the courts for a criminal offence can be identified by the media once they turn 18 even when convicted as a ...
Meta apologises to Wissam Al Mana over fake ads
Meta apologises to international businessman Wissam Al Mana over scam cryptocurrency ads running on Facebook in a significant legal settlement of his claims.