Associate

Brigid O’Donnell


Experience

Brigid joined Cantillons in 2018, having previously spent 10 years working in firms in Tipperary and Limerick which specialised in medical negligence, defective product liability and personal injuries actions.

Brigid works as an Associate Solicitor in the General Litigation Department and advises clients in relation to all aspects of civil litigation; to include personal injury claims, workplace accidents, road traffic accidents, public liability claims,  product liability claims, claims against local authorities and claims against the HSE.  She also advises clients in the area of Employment and Defamation Law. She has extensive experience in medical negligence and cases involving defective products.

She has successfully represented clients before the District Court, Circuit Court, High Court, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal and has been involved in a number of high profile personal injuries cases. She is proud to be part of the Litigation Team at Cantillons and is focused, at all times, on achieving the best possible outcome for clients.

Qualifications

Joint Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Law and French, University College Cork

Masters in Law (Criminal Justice), University College Cork

Completed Law Society Professional Practice Courses at Blackhall Place, Dublin

Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland, England and Wales

Advanced Diploma in Employment Law, Kings Inns, Dublin

Advanced Diploma in Medical Law, Kings Inns, Dublin

Personal

Away from the office, Brigid likes to keep fit and active.

Brigid's Success Stories


Significant compensation for client who suffered injuries following road traffic accident


Brigid O’Donnell of the Litigation Team recently negotiated a six figure settlement for a self-employed gentleman who suffered soft tissue injuries due to a road traffic accident which occurred in the South East of the country. Our client suffered a complex back injury and a suspected  fracture of the spine; he was caused to wear […]

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Six figure settlement for client who suffered serious injuries due to a road traffic collision


Brigid O’Donnell and the Litigation Team at Cantillons negotiated a significant settlement last month for a client who suffered serious injuries as a result of a road traffic accident. Our client was the restrained front seat passenger of a car travelling on a main road, when a car travelling in the opposite direction at excessive […]

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Settlement in excess of €500,000 for client injured due to workplace accident


Brigid O’Donnell and the Litigation team at Cantillons recently negotiated a settlement of close to €600,000 for a client who suffered complications following a sprained wrist, suffered as a result of a workplace fall. An application was made to PIAB who declined to furnish an assessment of damages, given the complexity of issues involved.   Proceedings […]

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Brigid negotiates a successful conclusion to breach of contract proceedings


Brigid O’Donnell, Associate Solicitor, working within our Litigation team recently represented a young professional starting out on his career journey, who incurred significant financial loss when his new employer unilaterally altered the terms of his salary following his commencement date. He subsequently found alternative employment and Brigid initiated legal proceedings to recover the loss he […]

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Significant settlement for client who suffered injuries when her car was rear-ended


Brigid O’Donnell negotiated a significant settlement for a client who suffered significant injuries when her car was rear-ended. The Plaintiff had incurred expenses amounting to thousands of euro in Chiropractic fees, Counselling fees, Physiotherapy and Medication expenses. She was reimbursed for all monies spent on treatment and was appropriately compensated for the nasty injuries she […]

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Teenager compensated for injuries suffered due to a trampolining accident


Brigid O’Donnell, Associate Solicitor working within the General Litigation Team at Cantillons, recently negotiated a Circuit Court settlement for a young teenager who suffered a patellar dislocation, at an adventure centre, while on a school tour. Due to the lack of proper procedures and policies at the Centre, a fellow pupil was caused to jump, […]

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Significant settlement for client injured due to a road traffic accident


Brigid O’Donnell, Associate Solicitor, recently instructed Senior Counsel in relation to settlement negotiations involving a personal injuries case. The case involved a road traffic accident and had been due to proceed to hearing at Cork High Court in March but unfortunately, due to Lockdown restrictions, the March Sessions were adjourned. The facts of the case […]

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Brigid and the Litigation team negotiate fair settlement for client who contracted an infectious disease in the workplace


Brigid O’Donnell and the Litigation Team recently negotiated a significant settlement for a prison officer who had been exposed to an infectious disease, namely Tuberculosis, during the course of his employment. His injuries were exacerbated when he experienced side effects from the medication used to prevent the progression of the condition. He experienced psychological worry, […]

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Brigid negotiates six-figure settlement for client who suffered life-changing injuries following road traffic accident


Brigid O’Donnell and the Litigation Team recently represented a client who required significant orthopaedic surgery following a road traffic accident. While her fractures healed well, she continued to experience constant pain and restricted mobility. Her restricted mobility arose due to a combination of the Plaintiff’s loss of confidence and Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome. Her medical […]

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Brigid O’Donnell negotiates terms of severance for a client who had found herself at the centre of an unfair investigation and disciplinary process


Brigid O’Donnell in the Litigation Team recently represented an employment law client who found herself at the centre of an unfair investigation and disciplinary procedure.   Following Brigid’s intervention, her employers recognised that the investigation against our client was fundamentally flawed.   They offered to re-open the investigation.   However, our client felt that the relationship of trust […]

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Brigid and the Litigation Team negotiate a prompt and fair settlement for a client who suffered an allergic reaction having consumed salad dressing containing egg


Brigid O’Donnell in the Litigation Team recently successfully represented a client who suffered an allergic reaction to a salad bought at a local Delicatessen.   Our client had a pre-existing history of allergy to eggs and had made reasonable enquiries regarding whether or not a particular dressing contained egg. She was incorrectly reassured by staff that […]

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Brigid O’Donnell achieves significant settlement for an employment law client who was discriminated against on gender grounds following a difficult pregnancy


Brigid O’Donnell in the Litigation Team recently represented a lady who was unfairly discriminated against by her employer during the course of her pregnancy.   Unfortunately, this lady suffered severe pregnancy related illness but her employer failed to make reasonable accommodation for her during this period.   Thereafter, she developed further complications and again, her employer failed […]

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Brigid achieved significant settlements for clients involved in a road traffic accident


Brigid O’Donnell and the Litigation Team recently represented a lady and gentleman who had been involved in a road traffic accident whereby their car had been rear ended and they suffered injuries.  They had lodged their own Applications with PIAB, not realising that they had the entitlement to legal advices during the assessment process.  When […]

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Significant settlement achieved for client who suffered injuries as a result of a high velocity road traffic accident


Brigid O’Donnell and the litigation team at Cantillons recently represented a client who suffered significant physical and psychological injuries following a high velocity road traffic accident which occurred on a busy motorway. In the aftermath of the accident, our client’s doctors recommended physiotherapy and counselling as essential components for her rehabilitation programme. The insurance company […]

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Brigid O’Donnell and the litigation team secure compensation for client who was not made aware of the implications of a replacement life insurance policy


Brigid O’Donnell and the litigation team recently represented a client who suffered significant losses following the purchase of a replacement life insurance plan. The Bancassurance Agent who sold the policy to our client and their spouse failed to adequately explain the implications of the replacement cover. As a result, it was only when our client’s […]

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Substantial settlement negotiated by Brigid O’Donnell of Cantillons Solicitors represented four times the value of Tender filed by driver’s insurance company


Brigid and the litigation team were successful in achieving a very significant award of damages in a case involving complex, life changing injuries suffered by a client. As a result of a road traffic accident, the client suffered neck and back injuries and was caused to strike their head on impact. While the neck and […]

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Significant settlement for client who suffered exacerbation in pre-existing condition due to road traffic accident


Brigid and the litigation team negotiated a significant settlement on behalf of a client who was rear ended in an RTA and suffered serious injuries as a result, without the need to go to Court. The client in question had an underlying medical condition and the accident resulted in a significant deterioration of her condition. […]

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