Sharon Daly is a partner in the commercial litigation and dispute resolution department at Matheson. Sharon is head of the firm’s insurance litigation group, which is focused on large complex disputes, many of which are on financial lines policies. Sharon also leads on a wide variety of complex commercial disputes for financial institutions and corporate clients.

Sharon provides advice on policy wordings and coverage of claims, and has litigated and mediated some of the most significant insurance law disputes and subrogated claims by insurers in Ireland. Sharon’s practice by its nature involves large-scale disputes for companies including insurance companies, many of whom are large financial institutions. These disputes are litigated in the Commercial Court and many are being resolved through mediation. Sharon is a strong advocate of alternative dispute resolution, which provides the means to resolve disputes in a cost-effective, time-efficient, confidential and creative manner.

Given the regulated nature of insurance, Sharon and her group provide crisis-management advice for clients dealing with investigations and enquiries from the Central Bank of Ireland, the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) and the Gardaí. Sharon has handled numerous administrative sanctions cases for financial institutions.

Sharon is a member of the Law Society of Ireland, the International Bar Association, the Copyright Association of Ireland the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, and an elected council member of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. Sharon lectures in the Law Society on the Commercial Court and mediation and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.