Lisa Carty


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Lisa is a Partner in William Fry’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department, specialising in commercial litigation. Lisa acts and advises in a wide range of commercial cases with particular expertise in contractual disputes, financial services disputes, investment disputes, professional negligence and judicial reviews against public bodies.  Lisa also regularly advises on regulatory matters.

Recent significant work includes advising:

  • Former non-executive director of a credit institution in the first ever Central Bank Inquiry conducted pursuant to its Administrative Sanctions Procedure.
  • Conroy Gold and Natural Resources plc in the successful defence of an application by a shareholder under Section 212 of the Companies Act 2014.
  • Poettinger Ireland Limited in the successful defence of an injunction application alleging breach of contract.
  • Alternative Advantage plc in Commercial Court proceedings for the return of over €100m sub-custodied to Bernard Madoff.
  • J&E Davy on its successful, Commercial Court and Supreme Court challenge to a decision by the Financial Services Ombudsman.
  • Regulated financial services providers in relation to investigations by the Central Bank pursuant to its Administrative Sanctions Procedures.

Lisa regularly lectures and tutors to the Law School at the Law Society of Ireland on discovery and  injunctions and authored a chapter on injunctions in a book entitled “Civil Litigation” published by Blackstone Press in association with The Law Society of Ireland.  Lisa is a member of the Litigation Committee of the Law Society of Ireland and a member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association. 

Clients describe Lisa as "a very calm person who is practical in trying to find a resolution." Chambers Europe 2019

Client feedback: "work has been led by Lisa Carty and has been outstanding." "She is an excellent lawyer with outstanding negotiation skills. She and her team provide very balanced advice in frequently fraught circumstances." IFLR 1000 2019

Market commentators say Lisa is "very approachable, strong in litigation and very practical. She's always very well prepared and her advice is well able to tailor specific needs of the client." Chambers Global 2018

Lisa is described as "knowledgeable and insightful" Lisa Carty. Legal 500 EMEA 2018

According to clients in Chambers Global 2017, Lisa "is a very commercially aware lawyer: her advice is not just legally sound but also mindful of the practical impact for her client's business. She is insightful, knowledgeable, accessible, decisive and a pleasure to deal with."

According to Chambers Europe, 2016 client admire Lisa for her "keen commercial sense, while at the same time being technically very proficient, instilling confidence. Her advice is decisive and well informed." 

Chambers Europe, 2015 states that Lisa "has a good understanding of the issues involved in our business, she is astute in identifying problems before they happen, she has a clear mind, and she's very good at distilling complex, technical issues."  While according to Legal 500 EMEA, 2015 Lisa "distils complex issues into digestible pieces".

Lisa CartyLegal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2019