Public Liability

Lacey Solicitors has many years of experience acting for insurers, prominent retailers, construction clients and self-insured corporate clients in relation to public liability claims throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

We are aware of the impact of public liability claims to our insurers and their policyholders.  Where a business takes every precaution, an accident may always occur.

We provide pragmatic, clear and commercial advice to ensure a timely and fair conclusion that appeals to our insurance clients and their policyholders.

The expertise and experience of our team includes:

Defending claims for personal injuries/fatal claims and property damages
Conducting recovery actions
Defending recovery actions by third party insurers
Advice on policy issues

Our unique position with offices in both jurisdictions has allowed us to build a reputation as a ‘go to’ firm for cross jurisdictional issues.

As one of the Irelands leading defendant insurance practices we have extensive experience in dealing with public liability claims emanating from the likes of:

Slips and trips
Property damage
Complex multi-party actions

Bespoke Training

As with all litigation, the defence of Public Liability cases is costly, even where liability is admitted from the outset.

Our position is that the most effective defence is to stop Employers Liability claims arising in the first instance.

Our solicitors provide regular training and risk management advice which allows our clients to implement best working practices.   If a claim does arise, a company with good working practices and risk assessments will be able to maintain a robust defence.

Why not explore some of the other services that we provide?


3rd Floor, 18-22 Hill Street,
Cathedral Quarter,
Belfast, BT1 2LA.


T: +44 (0)28 9089 6540
F: +44 (0)28 9032 0734


Ormond Building,
31-36 Ormond Quay Upper.
Dublin 7
D07 EE37

T: +353 1 5134375
F: +353 1 5134376


1st Floor,
17-21 Bishop Street.
BT48 6PR

T: +44 (0) 28 71 878278
F: +44 (0) 28 90 320734