Noreen Howard - DAC Beachcroft
Noreen Howard

Noreen Howard has significant experience defending a wide range of professionals, including solicitors, architects and accountants. 

Her experience also includes advising London market clients and local insurance providers on policy wording interpretation, coverage disputes, potential third party liability and subrogation claims. Noreen has also provided coverage advice in relation to a number of cyber/technology claims and in particular policy issues arising from data breaches/breach response.

Noreen's practice also focuses on medical malpractice where she advises healthcare practitioners and their indemnifiers on the defence of medical malpractice claims.

She has in excess of eighteen years' experience in defending complex, high value, professional indemnity/medical mal-practice claims. Noreen is a strong advocate of ADR and in particular mediation and has resolved numerous disputes at mediation. 

In 2010, Noreen was awarded the International Law Office Litigator Client Choice Award for Ireland. The Client Choice awards recognise partners in law firms around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care and the quality of the service they provide. 

Noreen was also appointed as one of the two solicitor members to the Commercial Court Users Committee in 2007. That Committee, chaired by Mr Justice Peter Kelly, was established to provide feedback from practitioners on the operation of the Commercial Court.


Noreen Howard is ranked yet again 'thanks to her work on a broad range of insurance cases. Her expertise spans clinical negligence, professional indemnity and coverage issues. One interviewee describes her as "excellent" and "commercial," as well as praising her "sensible advice" during difficult disputes.'
Chambers and Partners Europe 2017 Edition, Insurance: Dispute Resolution — Ireland

'"They're very good at advising us on the litigation process and keeping us up to speed." This source also describes the lawyers as "very thorough."'
Chambers and Partners Europe 2017 Edition, Insurance: Dispute Resolution — Ireland

'One client praises the lawyers' "excellent knowledge," adding that they "are very proactive in a high-pressure environment."''
Chambers and Partners Europe 2017 Edition, Insurance: Dispute Resolution — Ireland

'"Noreen Howard is a great lawyer, we have a lot of time for her" says one source.' Chambers & Partners Europe 2014 Edition

'Noreen Howard is a "pragmatic advisor with a nice style" according to interviewee. Her broad case load includes a focus on matters in the insurance sector.' Chambers & Partners Europe 2015 Edition.

Noreen Howard is recommended in the Legal 500 EMEA 2014 and 2015 Editions. 



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