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David Curran

Partner
Practice Areas

Litigation

Profile

David holds an LLB Law Degree from the University of Wales, Cardiff and the Certificate in Professional Legal Studies from Queens University of Belfast. He was admitted to the roll of solicitors in Northern Ireland in 2003 and admitted in The Republic of Ireland in 2014. David previously worked for Quinn Insurance managing their Professional Indemnity claims book for both England and Wales and the Republic of Ireland. He also worked for AIG Insurance as Head of Financial Lines Claims Ireland, dealing with some of the most challenging and high profile legal matters including Professional Indemnity claims against Solicitors, Architects, Accountants, Engineers, Financial advisors, insurance brokers and Auctioneers. Prior to joining Flynn O’Driscoll, he was a partner in a specialist Dublin law firm dealing with Plaintiff and Defendant insurance litigation and the provision of Insurance policy coverage advice.

He is a part time tutor for the Law Society of Ireland for the Alternative Dispute Resolution programme for PPC II trainees. He also sits as a part time chairperson and Arbitrator of the Disputes Resolution Authority, a sports resolution disputes body aligned to the GAA.

David is the co-author of the only Irish legal text dealing with professional negligence, entitled Lawyer’s Professional Negligence and Insurance, published by Thomson Reuters Roundhall. He has also had articles on Insurance Law published in Business Plus magazine, Business Cork, The Irish Broker, The Law Society Gazette and the Construction, Engineering and Energy Law Journal of Ireland. He has presented papers to members of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association, The Insurance Institute of Ireland and the Irish Brokers Association.

Some notable successes have been;
Obtaining the release from a €3,000,000 personal guarantee for the wife of a major regional building developer.

Persuading the High Court to affix one third contributory negligence to the client of a solicitor in a professional negligence matter.

Successfully challenged an Insurer’s refusal to provide indemnity cover for a €1,000,000 claim.

WWL: Professional Negligence 2021
"David Curran receives comprehensive recommendations for his professional negligence work, with respondents stating that he is "one of the leading practitioners in this space".

Legal 500
‘Very persistent and solid litigators who are able to help a client navigate complex cross-border matters.’

‘Excellent handling of a large (in monetary value and in the amount of clients) cross-jurisdictional dispute. Very good collaboration with us (the local attorneys).’

‘The Team at FOD provide a personal and focused service to their clients. They are attuned to the needs of the clients as they ensure they develop a strong knowledge of the client’s own business and circumstances, which allows them to provide practical and timely advice to their clients on all matters pertaining to the legal issues that are affecting them. This personal, timely and focused service, serves their clients well in the fast-moving corporate world we live in today.’

Memberships:
David is a member of the Law Society of Ireland, The Law Society of Northern Ireland, The Dublin Solicitors Bar Association and the Insurance Institute of Ireland

“David Curran is one of the leading practitioners in this space according to peers who emphasise his comprehensive understanding of the market coupled with his excellent evaluation, judgement and perseverance.” WWL: Professional Negligence 2022

David Curran

Partner
Practice Areas

Litigation

Profile

David holds an LLB Law Degree from the University of Wales, Cardiff and the Certificate in Professional Legal Studies from Queens University of Belfast. He was admitted to the roll of solicitors in Northern Ireland in 2003 and admitted in The Republic of Ireland in 2014. David previously worked for Quinn Insurance managing their Professional Indemnity claims book for both England and Wales and the Republic of Ireland. He also worked for AIG Insurance as Head of Financial Lines Claims Ireland, dealing with some of the most challenging and high profile legal matters including Professional Indemnity claims against Solicitors, Architects, Accountants, Engineers, Financial advisors, insurance brokers and Auctioneers. Prior to joining Flynn O’Driscoll, he was a partner in a specialist Dublin law firm dealing with Plaintiff and Defendant insurance litigation and the provision of Insurance policy coverage advice.

He is a part time tutor for the Law Society of Ireland for the Alternative Dispute Resolution programme for PPC II trainees. He also sits as a part time chairperson and Arbitrator of the Disputes Resolution Authority, a sports resolution disputes body aligned to the GAA.

David is the co-author of the only Irish legal text dealing with professional negligence, entitled Lawyer’s Professional Negligence and Insurance, published by Thomson Reuters Roundhall. He has also had articles on Insurance Law published in Business Plus magazine, Business Cork, The Irish Broker, The Law Society Gazette and the Construction, Engineering and Energy Law Journal of Ireland. He has presented papers to members of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association, The Insurance Institute of Ireland and the Irish Brokers Association.

Some notable successes have been;
Obtaining the release from a €3,000,000 personal guarantee for the wife of a major regional building developer.

Persuading the High Court to affix one third contributory negligence to the client of a solicitor in a professional negligence matter.

Successfully challenged an Insurer’s refusal to provide indemnity cover for a €1,000,000 claim.

WWL: Professional Negligence 2021
"David Curran receives comprehensive recommendations for his professional negligence work, with respondents stating that he is "one of the leading practitioners in this space".

Legal 500
‘Very persistent and solid litigators who are able to help a client navigate complex cross-border matters.’

‘Excellent handling of a large (in monetary value and in the amount of clients) cross-jurisdictional dispute. Very good collaboration with us (the local attorneys).’

‘The Team at FOD provide a personal and focused service to their clients. They are attuned to the needs of the clients as they ensure they develop a strong knowledge of the client’s own business and circumstances, which allows them to provide practical and timely advice to their clients on all matters pertaining to the legal issues that are affecting them. This personal, timely and focused service, serves their clients well in the fast-moving corporate world we live in today.’

Memberships:
David is a member of the Law Society of Ireland, The Law Society of Northern Ireland, The Dublin Solicitors Bar Association and the Insurance Institute of Ireland

“David Curran is one of the leading practitioners in this space according to peers who emphasise his comprehensive understanding of the market coupled with his excellent evaluation, judgement and perseverance.” WWL: Professional Negligence 2022

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