David Kavanagh

Partner | Dublin
Litigation and Dispute Resolution

David Kavanagh specialises in Litigation and Dispute Resolution and has particular expertise in defamation, employment and media law.

David Kavanagh specialises in Litigation and Dispute Resolution. In particular he advises clients on all aspects of:-

  • employment law;
  • defamation, data protection and privacy;
  • Personal injuries litigation;
  • Transport, Maritime and admiralty law.

David represents insurers and companies in defending personal injury actions, including road traffic accidents, employer liability and public liability claims and product liability claims.

He is an expert in defamation and media law, advising media organisations for over a decade in a broad range of issues from defamation, privacy, contempt to pre-publication issues.

David has specialist knowledge in transport, maritime and admiralty law. He regularly represents ship owners, insurers, clubs and companies involved at each stage of the logistics chain. David is the treasurer and an executive committee member of the Irish Maritime Law Association.

He is a member of the board of directors of Just Sport Ireland, and is a member of the Dublin Solicitors’ Bar Association.

David’s representative transactions include advising:

  • Successfully defending a claim to the WRC and subsequent appeal to the Labour Court, by a worker regarding the worker's status.
  • Acting for several national media organisations in defence of defamation claims
  • Acting for a large multinational retailer in defence of defamation claims
  • Acting for a state body in defending personal injury actions
  • Acting for company in defence of complaint to data protection commissioner
  • Acting for client setting up in financial services sector and advising on employment contracts, handbooks and other issues.

Related Practice Areas

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Insurance Disputes


University College Dublin

The Law Society of Ireland

Also admitted in: England and Wales