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.
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, King’s Inns, Dublin
Advanced Diploma in Medical Law, King’s Inns, Dublin
Away from the office, Brigid likes to keep fit and active.
Brigid O’Donnell, Associate Solicitor, of the Litigation Department ably assisted by her Legal Assistant, Carmel Craven, recently achieved a significant settlement for a client who suffered soft tissues injuries as a result of a road traffic accident. Our client was a poor candidate for an accident of this nature, having been diagnosed with a degenerative, […]Read More
Brigid O’Donnell, Associate Solicitor, of the Litigation Team at Cantillons, assisted by Carmel Craven, recently negotiated a significant settlement for a client injured as a result of a workplace accident. Our client was operating a drill, with a hole-saw attached, to cut a circular pipe when the saw was caused to jerk resulting in a […]Read More
Brigid O’Donnell of the Litigation Team at Cantillons recently negotiated a significant settlement for a client who suffered burns, resulting in significant scarring, when a waitress allowed scalding hot tea to spill on to her back from a teapot she had balanced on the back of our client’s chair. An application was made to PIAB […]Read More
Brigid O’Donnell of the Litigation Team recently negotiated a substantial settlement to recover all loss of earnings incurred by a client who was subjected to a sham redundancy last year. Our client contacted us, distraught, when his employer advised him that his role had been made redundant. Brigid consulted with him at length and noted […]Read More
Brigid O’Donnell of the Litigation Team at Cantillons recently negotiated a substantial settlement for a prison officer who suffered back injuries due to a workplace accident. Our client was a poor candidate for an accident of this nature, as she had a significant pre-accident history of back injuries, having undergone two previous surgeries on her […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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, […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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, […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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. […]Read More