Cathal O'Neill

Partner, Belfast & Dublin Offices

Cathal graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast with a degree in Law (LLB honours) in 2002 and a masters degree in Law (LLM) in 2004. He completed the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School in 2008 and subsequently commenced employment with a specialist personal injury firm in England.

Upon qualification as a solicitor, Cathal joined Weightmans LLP in their defence insurance litigation department. He returned to Belfast in 2014 and practiced in the litigation team of another leading Belfast firm before joining Carson McDowell in September 2017 and continues to work in the area of defence insurance litigation.

Cathal specialises in the defence of employer’s liability and public liability claims in the High Court and County Court, with an expertise in all industrial disease claims, defending fraudulent claims and recovery actions.

Cathal has been admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland.

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