Killian is a highly experienced litigator with over 20 years’ experience in representing clients at all court levels, including the Commercial Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court across the commercial, insurance, and public sectors. He regularly advises clients on breach of contract issues, shareholder disputes, construction losses, specific performance litigation, professional indemnity claims and procurement law issues.
Killian also has specialist experience advising clients on cyber-crime and legal issues relating to cyber protection measures, and provides training in this area.
Killian is a CEDR accredited mediator who regularly represents clients in mediation and also acts as a mediator. He also regularly presents lectures, training and workshops, for the Insurance Institute of Ireland in relation to litigation and insurance matters.
Killian’s experience includes:
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
Dispute Resolution: Killian O’Reilly heads the team, which is particularly active in financial services and insolvency litigation, as well as acting for several clients in relation to highly sensitive cyber breaches.
Insurance: The Firm provides ‘very commercially focused insurance defence work’. ‘Standout’ practice head Killian O’Reilly is ‘excellent’; he is ‘knowledgeable and competent and his advice is very clear and helpful’.
Chambers Europe 2019
Killian O’Reilly draws on a strong base of experience to assist clients with a diverse range of commercial disputes. One interviewee describes him as “clear, concise and very commercially driven.”
Killian O’Reilly of McDowell Purcell Solicitors (now Fieldfisher Ireland) has a breadth of experience assisting domestic and international insurers with personal injury and professional negligence claims.
Chambers Europe 2018
The “impressive” Killian O’Reilly, “a seasoned, reliable lawyer.” He “has the underlying technical knowledge and experience, and is also well organised and keeps things moving at an efficient pace.”
Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Killian O’Reilly is “very experienced” and has “an in-depth knowledge of litigation procedures”.
Chambers Europe 2017
Killian O’Reilly is described by clients as “very knowledgeable, coming across as someone at the top of his game.” He heads the department’s commercial disputes team with a particular focus on contentious insurance matters. He recently acted for Ryanair on litigious labour law matters which also involved cross-border considerations.
Legal 500 EMEA 2017
At McDowell Purcell (now Fieldfisher Ireland), practice head Killian O’Reilly is ‘highly experienced in dealing with the cut and thrust of personal injury litigation’.
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