About Clíodhna

Clíodhna is an associate in our litigation & dispute resolution team. Clíodhna has vast experience of recovery and enforcement proceedings and financial services litigation. She also has extensive experience in the area of residential mortgage repossession, and regularly appears in both the High Court and the Circuit Court in repossession proceedings.

Clíodhna is a specialist in the area of personal insolvency and represents financial institutions in bringing objections to proposed personal insolvency arrangements. Clíodhna has acted in a number of leading cases which have defined and shaped the landscape of personal insolvency law.

Recent experience

  • The creditor in personal insolvency proceedings relating to Hickey (a debtor) where it was held that the court did not have jurisdiction to extend the 14-day time period for the filing of the debtor’s originating notice of motion under s115A of the Personal Insolvency Acts and further that the date of the creditors’ meeting is to be included in this 14-day time period

  • The creditor in personal insolvency proceedings relating to Varma (a debtor) where it was held that the court had jurisdiction to extend the 14-day time period for the filing of a creditor’s notice of objection under s115A of the Personal Insolvency Acts

  • The creditor in personal insolvency proceedings relating to Hill (a debtor) where it was held that the acceptance by the creditor of a series of late payments prior to 1 January 2015 did not constitute an “alternative repayment arrangement” and so the debtor was not entitled to bring a notice of motion under s115A of the Personal Insolvency Acts
  • The creditor in a case where we were successful in arguing that notices of motion brought under s115A of the Personal Insolvency Acts should be brought by the personal insolvency practitioner and not the debtor
  • Financial institutions on the impact of the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears and on how to present the institution’s dealings with borrowers to the Court
  • Financial institutions in defamation claims and breach of data protection claims