Litigation & Dispute Resolution

A&L Goodbody has the largest and most experienced litigation and dispute resolution team on the island of Ireland. The combined Belfast and Dublin team provide a seamless, fully-integrated all-island service to local, national and international clients. Our Belfast based lawyers work with clients to manage risk in all areas of their business and to resolve disputes in the most efficient and effective way. We are skilled in resolving disputes whether by way of litigation, arbitration, adjudication, mediation or expert determination. Our market leading position comes from a proven track record of managing large and complex cases in a strategic and commercial manner. 

Our litigation specialisms include:

  • Arbitration - International & Domestic
  • Construction
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Debt Recovery
  • Defamation
  • Environmental & Planning
  • EU, Competition & Procurement
  • Financial Services Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Commercial & Technology
  • Judicial Review
  • Domestic & International Commercial Disputes
  • Negotiation, Mediation & Expert Determination
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Litigation
  • Regulatory


  • Northern Ireland Water Ltd

    in the defence of a challenge to the procurement of a £130m framework agreement for the construction and renovation of water mains and ancillary works.

  • An international retailer

    in High Court proceedings involving allegations of passing off, copyright and trademark infringement.

  • A significant property developer

    in High Court proceedings seeking an injunction in respect of various large scale development sites in Northern Ireland.

  • A multinational technology company

    in relation to a challenge to the jurisdiction of the courts of Northern Ireland to hear claims relating to privacy, data protection and defamation.

  • A group of companies

    in respect of a multi-jurisdictional dispute concerning interpretation of an indemnity in a share purchase agreement.

  • A bank

    in the defence of High Court proceedings commenced by a group of borrowers in relation to an interest rate hedging arrangement.

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