Garrett Cormican


  • I was admitted as a solicitor in Ireland in 2008 and in England and Wales in 2010.

  • I specialise in the defence of professional indemnity claims against construction, legal and financial professionals. I advise a wide variety of professionals such as engineers, architects, architectural technologists, quantity surveyors, solicitors, accountants, financial advisors, trustees and their insurers.

  • I have extensive general experience in dealing with employment, intellectual property, personal injury and defamation claims.

  • The majority of the professional indemnity claims I deal with are commenced in the High Court and involve multiple parties with a smaller number commenced in the Circuit Court. Most are resolved by negotiation with a view to minimising litigation costs with a smaller number being fully defended where appropriate.

  • I have acted in several successful strike out applications and was involved in a successful appeal before the then newly Court of Appeal, resulting in the dismissal of a substantial professional indemnity claim against a firm of engineers.

  • I supported a Lloyds Syndicate in the successful defence of a Claim for €6.5 million arising from their refusal to provide insurance cover for alleged defects in a number of developments.

  • I am regularly instructed by Irish and International insurers to advise on insurance policy and coverage issues particularly in relation to professional indemnity policies.

  • I have also advised in relation to financial loss and civil liability, corporate crime, directors and officers insurance, product liability, employment practice liability and structural guarantee insurance policies.

  • I work in Partnership with our Property Damage and Recovery Team in the UK and Ireland.


Dublin Solicitors and Bar Association

Contact Details

+353 1 246 4908