Project Description

Ritu Sethi

Cormac Cawley (MA)

Cormac Cawley is a Civil and Commercial Litigation solicitor and mediator, possessing over 28 years’ experience practicing as solicitor and 6 years at the Irish Bar beforehand. He is admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Prior to joining this firm as a consultant, he ran his own practice for 11 years and prior to that Cormac was an Equity Partner in Gordon Dadds.

He specialises in Civil, Commercial, Property, Landlord & Tenant, Employment and Professional Negligence Litigation with a special interest in costs.

Cormac speaks fluent German

“Cormac was fantastic in helping to review and negotiate the settlement agreement with my former employer, with a service on par with that of any major law firm in the City.”


I wanted to let you know that I am very happy with your services. You are a very experienced litigation resolute or a landlord & tenants specialist solicitor.

Anonymous, May 2021, Your Content Goes Here

Arkin –v- Borchard (2005) 3 All ER 613 – Court of Appeal

Acted for professional funder in landmark case on s.51 costs liability which framed economic model for third party litigation funding industry.

Smeaton -v- Equifax Plc – Court of Appeal [2013] EWCA Civ 108] For respondent in major decision on application of fourth principle under Data Protection Act 1998 – duty for data to be accurate and up to date – duty of care in tort coextensive with the DPA.

Rosenblatt -v- Man Oil Group [2016] 4 Costs LO 539

This was a decision of Mrs Justice Elizabeth Laing (on appeal from Senior Costs Judge Master Leonard) on what was required for vary a solicitors’ retainer to allow the solicitors to charge hourly rates in excess of the fixed fee which had been originally agreed.

Culligan -v- Giambrone LLP (In Liquidation) [Master Yoxall, unreported, 25.04.2014]

First case in England & Wales in which summary judgment ordered in substantive group litigation against firm of former European Lawyers in which Solicitors Regulation Authority had intervened.

Selby –v- Costalides (Court of Appeal 1998 unreported)

Acted for Director who resisted liquidators’ claim for summary remedy under s. 212 of the Insolvency Act 1986.

Verrechia (t/a Freightmaster Commercials) v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis [2002 3 All ER 385]

Costs order made without giving reasons does not necessarily amount to an infringement of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Clients that he has acted for includes; a major utility company, commercial clients, charities, individuals and lawyers.

In his spare time Cormac enjoys swimming, walking, theatre, opera, politics, travel and sport.


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