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Richard Martin

Partner, Cork Office

Richard is a partner in RDJ’s Dispute Resolution team. Currently ranked as an ‘Eminent Practitioner’ in both Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, Richard has been involved in a wide range of commercial and corporate litigation in the Irish and EU courts and in arbitral tribunals across the world. He previously served as Managing Partner of RDJ for ten years from 2012 to 2022.

Richard advises on a wide range of corporate and commercial disputes including shareholder disputes, insurance disputes, professional indemnity, planning disputes and in many disputes founded on a wide range of negligence and breach of contract. He has considerable experience in the resolution of large scale complex disputes and has represented clients both in the Irish and European Courts and in national and non-national Arbitral Tribunals. He has extensive experience in the area of Administrative Law, having been involved in many of the leading cases in Judicial Review in the High Court and Supreme Court of Ireland including in the areas of Planning, Public Procurement and various public licensing regimes.

Richard is a non Executive Director of the Johnson and Perrott Motor Group, where he is Chair and is also a Director of Cork University Hospital Charity and the Glucksman Gallery in University College Cork. He is also Chair of the Barryscourt Trust, a member of the Board of Management of one of Cork’s largest primary schools and is a Trustee of Cork Cricket Club.


University College Cork (B Comm)
Nottingham Trent University (LLM)


Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland.

Richard Martin is an excellent partner who is responsive and very easy to work with.
– Chambers Europe (2024)
Richard Martin is articulate without being slick and has the confidence to go off script, if not off-piste. He is frank and his answers appear considered rather than contrived. He is the sort of person you would trust to deliver bad news.
– Francesca Comyn, Legal Editor, The Currency
Richard Martin is the full package. He has incredible judgement, is a brilliant strategist and is an absolute pleasure to work with.
– The Legal 500 (2023)
Recognised as an Eminent Practitioner in the area of dispute resolution
– Chambers Global