Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Crowley Millar has long been recognised as a market leader in Ireland in advising on litigation and dispute resolution. Our team is headed by Firm Partners, Hugh J. Millar and John W. Carroll who both recognised as experts in dispute resolution and they have been responsible for many high-profile cases that have come before the High Court in recent years.

Our established reputation in advising on matters including the areas of Commercial Litigation, Mediation, Arbitration, Landlord & Tenant, Employment Law and Construction Law has been gained through case specific advice tailored to our clients’ individual requirements. We act for many of the leading insurers, financial institutions, commercial clients and private individuals in Ireland. We provide our litigation services to all court jurisdictions and have particular regard for the ultimate best outcome for our clients, taking account of the particular needs of each individual scenario.

For advice in any litigation matter please contact Hugh J Millar at

Areas of Expertise


Mediation & Arbitration

Our practice offers experienced mediation services to resolve and settle third party disputes efficiently. In many cases, clients and their advisors, often with the sanction of the courts, recognise that alternative dispute resolution (ADR), be it mediation or arbitration, is a better alternative to proceeding to court or having long running and costly disputes. Our approach to mediation and arbitration involves persuading and facilitating a resolution that is ultimately a mutually beneficial and agreed solution, rather than an imposed solution by the courts.


Given the growth of mediation and arbitration as mechanisms for alternative dispute resolution in recent years, we have acted in an increasing number of these matters. In addition, the change of prerogative of the parties engaged in the mediation process has yielded excellent results for our clients without the necessity of extended court hearings and the associated legal costs.


For legal advice in this area, please contact Brian O’Longaigh at


Commercial Litigation

We have a number of expert commercial litigators in the firm who have an outstanding track record of advising some of Ireland’s largest companies on their commercial disputes. Hugh J. Millar has acted in some of the largest claims to ever come before the Irish Courts and regularly acts in disputes before the Commercial Court.


Our unparalleled level of expertise and client-focused services allows for the resolution of disputes in the most favourable terms for our clients. Our understanding of the requirements of our clients to resolve claims in the most cost efficient and beneficial terms possible, provides the basis of advice throughout disputes and our team is recognised at the forefront of claims in Ireland.


We offer a range of commercial litigation services to our clients and in conjunction with our Corporate Department, we ensure that the resolutions of all disputes are fully implemented and that all ongoing business relationships with our clients continue without interruption.


For further information please contact Hugh J. Millar at


Construction Law Disputes

We act for nationally recognised stakeholders in the building sector and routinely advise private and corporate clients regarding disputes arising from the Construction industry. We have accumulated significant experience in alternative dispute forums such as arbitration and mediation and have close working relationships with key members of the construction industry.

We work closely with our clients and provide pragmatic advice on all aspects of the law relating to construction and development transactions including:


  • Building contracts
  • Engineering contacts
  • Site licence agreements
  • Appointment of professionals
  • Residential and mixed use developments
  • The creation of management companies
  • Third party right schedules
  • Collateral Warranties
  • Bonds and guarantees


For Construction Law advice, please contact Brian O’Longaigh at


Employment Law

We provide both private and corporate clients with day-to-day advice on all aspects of employment law. We believe in working with our clients to come to the most practical approach for them and for their needs.

We have provided our clients and continue to offer employment advice on a number of areas including:

  • Termination of employment
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Redundancy
  • Equality and Discrimination
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Contracts and Policies
  • Grievances and procedural matters
  • Formulation and implementation of relevant strategy and policy
  • Implementing business initiatives
  • Assessing the impact of new legal regulations and employment bodies
  • Employee Benefits and pensions
  • Transfer of Undertakings


We act for a wide range of clients, both on the employer and employee side and can offer expert advice on any employment issue, be it contentious or non-contentious.


For all your employment law needs, please e-mail David Hickey at