Peter KearneyPartner

Qualifications and Appointments
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Philosophy, UCC, 2003
  • Masters Degree in Marketing from Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Research Masters in Privacy Law from Trinity College Dublin
  • Joined Reddy Charlton in 2007 and now heads up our litigation and dispute resolution team
Expertise
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Property disputes
  • Corporate and personal insolvency
  • Data protection and privacy law
Main areas of practice
  • Partner in Reddy Charlton’s litigation department and his main practice areas are commercial litigation, property related disputes and insolvency
  • Advises clients involved in banking and financial services litigation relating to regulatory issues, enforcement of security and debt recovery.
  • Also specialises in the area of professional negligence and construction law. Peter has acted in a number of property arbitrations relating to compulsory acquisitions of commercial and residential property.
  • Advises clients on Landlord and Tenant law, representing both commercial landlords and tenants. Peter also regularly acts for management companies, pension funds and asset managers
  • Represents clients involved in the various forms of alternative dispute resolution and routinely handles cases before the High Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal
  • Advises the Official Assignee in Bankruptcy and Insolvency Service of Ireland on the application of bankruptcy and personal insolvency legislation

Articles/Publications/Videos

  • Bank Enforcement Summary, Proceedings and Current Trends in Commercial Litigation

    Bank Enforcement Summary, Proceedings and Current Trends in Commercial Litigation

    20th June 2019
  • The Importance of Having Robust Terms and Conditions: Noreside Construction -v- Irish Asphalt (2014)

    The Importance of Having Robust Terms and Conditions: Noreside Construction -v- Irish Asphalt (2014) Noreside Construction v. Irish Asphalt1  concerned a contract for the sale of aggregate for use in the foundations of residential units in Finglas, Dublin, that was entered into in 2003.  Some five years after the sale of the aggregate, the defendant

    19th May 2019
  • Update on James Elliott Construction -V- Irish Asphalt Limited

    Update on James Elliott Construction -V- Irish Asphalt Limited The defendants in this case had provided aggregates for use in construction of a youth centre in Ballymun in Dublin. The building began to show signs of pyrite damage within a short period following completion. Remedial works were carried out by the contractor, who then brought

    19th April 2019
  • A Man Who Sees the Big Picture

    A Man Who Sees the Big Picture Reddy Charlton are pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Kearney as Senior Associate in our Litigation Department. Peter’s main areas of practice are commercial litigation, contentious property matters and insolvency, with particular expertise in construction, landlord & tenant law and professional negligence. Peter has the ability to

    28th March 2019
  • Dlíthe Nua Féimheachta

    Dlíthe Nua Féimheachta Tá dlíthe curtha i bhfeidhm ó 3 Nollaig 2013 a athraíonn Cóid na Féimheachta. 1. Laighdiú ar an Tréimhse Urscaoileadh Tá an tréimhse uathoibríoch urscaoileadh imithe ó 12 bliain síos go dtí 3 bhliain. Cé gur próiséis uathoibríoch í an urscaoileadh tar éis 3 bhliain — is féidir é a shárú.  Is

    28th February 2019
  • New Bankruptcy Laws Introduced

    New Bankruptcy Laws Introduced Legislation giving effect to changes in the bankruptcy code were signed into law on 3 December 2013 by the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter. Reduction in discharge period A bankrupt person can now be automatically discharged from bankruptcy after 3 years, reduced from 12 years. However the right to discharge, while

    19th January 2019
  • Personal Insolvency Seminar — July 2013

    Personal Insolvency Seminar — July 2013 Reddy Charlton hosted a further seminar on the new personal insolvency legislation which was very well attended and included some special guest speakers. The event was also an opportunity for the firm to introduce our clients to Andrew Smyth, former President of the Law Society and leading expert in

    19th December 2018
  • Litigation -v- Financial Services Ombudsman – The ombudsman as an alternative to litigation

    Litigation -v- Financial Services Ombudsman – The ombudsman as an alternative to litigation The Financial Services Ombudsman (FSO) offers a procedure to handle complaints brought by all personal customers of a number of financial service providers, inluding limited companies with turnover of less than €3m, charities, clubs trusts and partnerships.  Careful consideration needs to be

    28th November 2018
  • Licence holders — are you aware of your legal obligations on the responsible service of alcohol?

    Licence holders — are you aware of your legal obligations on the responsible service of alcohol? The recent criminal prosecution of hotel bar staff on charges of the unlawful killing of a customer who died from acute intoxication was the first of its kind in this jurisdiction. The deceased died after consuming eight measures of

    19th September 2018
  • Debt Recovery – the Legal Process & Enforcement Options

    Debt Recovery – the Legal Process & Enforcement Options Debt Recovery – the Legal Process & Enforcement Options – Your Questions Answered 1. Should the legal debt recovery process be pursued? Before you start legal procedures, you must consider whether the debtor will be able to pay you. Therefore, you should gather as much information about

    20th August 2018
  • Electronic Discovery — Recent Changes to the Superior Court Rules

    Electronic Discovery — Recent Changes to the Superior Court Rules Legislation was passed in April of this year amending the Rules of the Superior Courts on the subject of discovery. As matters stand, either party to a litigation case may apply to court seeking an order directing the other party to provide discovery, on oath,

    19th June 2018

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