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Cormac Cawley

Cormac Cawley is a former Barrister and trained Mediator with almost 25 years experience as a lawyer in two jurisdictions. Before establishing Cormac T. Cawley& Co in July 2007, he was a partner at Gordon Dadds. Prior to that in May 2006 parties linked to the funder in the Arkin case headhunted Cormac to advise and assist with the launch of a new litigation funding business.

Cormac read German and Latin at Trinity College, Dublin before being called to the Irish Bar in 1984 where he practised until 1990. In March 1990 he relocated to London and was called to the Middle Temple. He worked with a City firm for 18 months. After a short spell in house with London Electricity plc Cormac returned to private practice and partnership. Over the years he has worked on occasional secondment in-house with insurance companies.

From March 2011 until December 2013 he was a “section 8” adviser to the Commission of Investigation into the Death of Gary Douch in the Republic of Ireland, the Final Report of which was published in May 2014.

He has been described variously by clients and colleagues as “knowledgeable”, “thorough”, “straight-talking”, “fights his corner well”, and “understanding and supportive in difficult times”. He has acted for clients in all of the UK and Irish courts and is a former Chairman of the International Association of Irish Lawyers.

He is Secretary of The Wagner Society (a registered charity), a Director of Irish Heritage Limited and a Committee Member of the Sligo Business Network.

Cormac’s interests include swimming, fitness, classical music, opera, current affairs, film, photography, travel, good food and gardening.