Kevin Gallagher

Director

Kevin represents clients in a broad range of commercial litigation and insolvency related matters, with a particular emphasis on banking litigation, the enforcement of security, high value debt recovery and asset recovery litigation, property litigation and construction disputes.  He has considerable expertise managing large and complex High Court litigation, including in the Commercial Courts in Belfast and Dublin, and he has helped achieve significant results for clients in a number of major cases.

Kevin holds an LL.B honours degree in law from Trinity College Dublin and is admitted as a solicitor in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and England & Wales.

Highlights

  • Quinn Finance & Ors v Galfis Overseas Ltd [2012] NICh 9: Acted for a number of plaintiffs in one of the leading cases in Northern Ireland on transactions defrauding creditors, successfully overturning the purported transfer of assets in Russia worth circa 130 million US dollars.
  • Quinn Finance & Ors v Lyndhurst Development Trading SA & Ors [2012] NICh 15: Acted in another of Northern Ireland’s leading cases on transactions defrauding creditors, successfully overturning the purported transfer of assets in Ukraine worth circa 45 million US dollars.
  • Confidential Parties: Successfully defended a major bank against a claim for an amount in excess of £200,000 relating to interest set-off facilities and credit interest not awarded.
  • Bank of Scotland Plc: Represented the bank and two insolvency practitioners (in their capacity as fixed charge receivers) in high value debt recovery proceedings in the Commercial Court in Belfast, obtaining judgment for an amount in excess of £22 million.
  • Confidential Parties: Represented a major client in proceedings relating to the enforcement in Northern Ireland of a foreign court judgment worth in excess of 150 million US dollars.
  • Bank of Ireland: Represented the bank in debt recovery proceedings in the Commercial Court in Belfast, obtaining judgment for an amount in excess of £2 million and ensuring that a counterclaim under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 was struck out.
  • Confidential Parties: Represented a leading Northern Ireland based construction company in a number of multi-million euro third party actions in the Commercial Court in Dublin.
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