Cian O'Gorman

Solicitor (Ireland)

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Cian O'Gorman

National University of Ireland, Galway
Bachelor of Civil Law, BCL (International).

Construction Law Advanced Diploma,
Law Society of Ireland.

Advanced Legal Practice Irish Diploma
(Ardchúrsa Cleachtadh Dlí as Gaeilge),
Law Society of Ireland.

Ireland 2019


Cian is a solicitor in our Dublin Office, having joined Beale & Co. in September 2017. Before joining our team, Cian was judicial assistant to the Chief Justice of Ireland in the Supreme Court of Ireland and prior to this he worked in the Judicial Researchers’ Office of Ireland carrying out research primarily for judges of the District and Circuit Courts.
Cian primarily works in the areas of construction and professional indemnity, advising on contentious construction disputes and defending construction professionals and their insurers in professional negligence proceedings. He also represents solicitors and their professional indemnity insurers solicitors', acting for a range of insurers (both Irish and UK insurers) and their insureds.

In addition Cian has also built significant expertise advising on the area of cyber-security and defending claims resulting from cyber-attacks against solicitors, construction professionals and other professionals. He has delivered CPD talks and webinars to a broad range of professional bodies on this topic.

Cian also has experience in the area of Employer Liability and Public Liability (both Circuit and High Court) from first notification, through the Injuries Board process and ultimately to resolution through settlement / hearing.

He regularly contributes to our publications and has published the following articles:

• Covid-19 Update - OGP Publishes Covid Co-Operation Framework Agreement on Implementation of Return to Work Protocols;
• COVID-19 & Construction Projects: Payment Disputes and Adjudication;
• Protecting your Business Against Cyber-Attacks during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis;
• When ‘disputes’ arise - what triggers the court’s obligation to refer to arbitration?;
• Irish Government’s announcement of draft legislation for a temporary run-off regime;
• The Vacant Housing Refurbishment Bill 2017: A constructive step towards the refurbishment of our planning and business processes?;
• Second Annual Report of the Chairperson of the Ministerial Panel of Adjudicators on the Construction Contracts Act 2013;
• Government publishes the Report of the Fire Safety Task Force;
• Strike-out for delay due to plaintiffs' strategic targeting of insurance policies;
• Periodic Payments in Catastrophic Injury Cases - A welcome development for Insurers.

Cian is a member of The Law Society of Ireland and has also been admitted to the Irish Language Register of the Law Society of Ireland (Clár na Gaeilge, An Dlí-Chumann) as a solicitor who practises through Irish.