Lisa Broderick - DAC Beachcroft
Lisa Broderick

Lisa has significant and broad expertise in defending commercial litigation cases before the Irish Courts to include the Commercial Court, Competition Court and Court of Appeal. 

Lisa has also acted on behalf of State Agencies and has advised them in relation to administrative, regulatory and enforcement issues. She recently acted for a State Regulator before the Irish Competition (High) Court and subsequently the Supreme Court in a very high profile decision based on a challenge to its powers of search and seizure arising from a dawn raid. She also routinely advises state agencies in relation to their obligations under Freedom of Information legislation.

Lisa has also advised parties required to make submissions and/or give evidence to various different state inquiries such as the Banking Tribunal and the Commission of Investigation into the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation and has also advised on ongoing Central Bank Inquiries. She chairs one of the Independent Tracker Mortgage Appeal Panels established by Allied Irish Bank.

In relation to Commercial Disputes, Lisa has advised and represented parties involving in disputes concerning the breach of their contractual rights, actions for negligent misstatement and failure to warn. She also has a wide variety of experience defending cross jurisdictional litigation in the product liability sphere and has previously been involved in the blood product, tobacco and benzodiazepine litigation in Ireland. Lisa also has cross jurisdictional expertise in relation to multi jurisdictional litigation involving financial services.

Lisa routinely acts on behalf of parties in substantial property disputes. Such disputes can include advising on judicial reviews or oral hearings relating to planning issues, matters arising from neighbor and landlord and tenant disputes and arbitrations necessitated by the service of schedules of dilapidations post the termination of commercial leases.

Finally Lisa regularly advises on E-Discovery (disclosure) issues and issues relating to legal professional privilege and lectures regularly to the Law Society and other groups  in relation to these matters. Lisa is a Committee Member of the Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland ('CLAI') and a co-author of the CLAI Good Practice Discovery Guide. She is also part of a sub committee of the CLAI established to seek reform to the existing Court Rules concerning discovery.


'Litigation team leader Lisa Broderick maintains her reputation in the disputes market, with interviewees advising: "She is a very astute operator who handles difficult litigation." She has been active on judicial review proceedings and inquiries, as well as IP infringement issues and dawn raids.' Chambers and Partners Europe 2017 Edition, Dispute Resolution — Ireland

'According to one source, the lawyers are "very dedicated, all work is dealt with in a calm manner, even when under pressure, and they have a very hands-on approach with clients."' Chambers and Partners Europe 2017 Edition, Dispute Resolution — Ireland

'One client describes the team as "top-class" on the basis that "they understand us and our issues."' Chambers and Partners Europe 2017 Edition, Dispute Resolution — Ireland

Interviewees praise the firm's "strategic approach, access to expertise in almost any specialist area, and understanding of business, politics and public policy." Chambers and Partners Europe 2018 Edition, Dispute Resolution — Ireland

The firm's client service is frequently a point of praise, with one market observer mentioning that team members are "approachable, very quick to revert, efficient and keep to timelines." Another source appreciates the team's "interest and expertise in the client's activities and how they can support those activities." Chambers and Partners Europe 2018 Edition, Dispute Resolution — Ireland

Clients say that Lisa Broderick is an "expert litigator, a strong negotiator and an impressive presence" on commercial disputes. Others add that "she has a thorough understanding of dispute resolution and litigation, but is especially good at relationship management and is very commercial." Chambers and Partners Europe 2018 Edition, Dispute Resolution — Ireland

At DAC Beachcroft Dublin, practice head Lisa Broderick is ‘a confident decision taker’ whose recent work encompassed representing AIB in contentious matters arising from a nationwide review of tracker mortgages. The Legal 500, 2018 Edition, Dispute Resolution - Ireland






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