Gerard Nicholas Murphy BL

  • Junior Counsel: 2004

B.C.L. (NUI), LL.M. (NUI), B.L., Accredited Mediator

Areas of Practice:
  • Administrative Law
  • Commercial/Chancery
  • General Common Law
  • General Practice
  • Judicial Review
  • Tort & Personal Injury Law
  • Bankruptcy/Insolvency/Reorganisations
  • Company Law
  • Defamation
  • European Law
Gerard Nicholas Murphy BL

South Western
Other Languages:
French (Working)
Direct Professional Access:

Gerard Nicholas Murphy qualified as a Barrister in 2004 (Honorable Society of King’s Inns). He is a practising Barrister and member of the Law Library of Ireland since October 2010. Gerard practises mainly in the areas of Company Law, Insolvency Law, Chancery, Personal Injuries, Planning and Environmental Law and Judicial Review, Valuation Tribunals, and Landlord and Tenant Law. He is a graduate of University College Cork.

Gerard practises in Dublin, and on the Cork and South Western Circuits. He advises clients in a number of complex commercial and insolvency cases, including challenges to the appointment of receivers, winding-up and company liquidation, examinership, summary judgment and debt recovery, shareholder and director disputes, bankruptcy and personal insolvency.

Gerard has been an adjudicator and mediator with the Residential Tenancies Board and a member of the Tenancies Tribunal. He is a qualified Mediator (Mediation Institute of Ireland).

In addition he has lectured and tutored in law at the Honorable Society of King’s Inns mainly in the Law of Torts, Company Law, Contract Law and Land Law.

He completed the Advanced Diploma in Planning and Environmental Law at the Honorable Society of King’s Inns in 2020.


O’Connor v. Promontoria Aran Limited [2022] IEHC 616  (Receivership, Injunction, Receiver’s Power of Sale)

Tyrrell v. O’Connor [2022] IEHC 274 (Receivership, Injunction, Receiver’s Power of Sale under Mortgage Deed)

Allied Irish Bank v. GRO Oil Limited [2021] IECA 170 (Summary Judgment, Settlement, Estoppel)

Kehoe v. Promontoria Aran Limited [2021] IEHC 573 (Assignment of Debt and Securities, Application to Vacate Lis Pendens, Application to Strike-out Proceedings on Grounds of Delay)

Courtney v. OCM Debtco DAC [2019] IEHC 160 [2019] 2 ILRM 166 (Commercial Court, Assignment of Debt and Securities, Redaction of Loan Sale Agreement, Inspection of Documents)

Bandon Motors Limited v. Water Sun Limited [2018] IEHC 191 (Winding-up Petition, Injunction to Restrain Presentation of a Winding-up Petition)

Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank v. Pearce [2018] IEHC 824 (Summary Judgment, Leave to Defend)

ACC Loan Management Ltd. v Dolan [2016] IEHC 69 (Summary Judgment, Leave to Defend)

Allied Irish Bank v. Fahey [2015] IEHC 334 (Summary Judgment, Leave to Defend, Consumer Law)

Re Devona Limited [2012] IEHC 263 [2012] 2 ILRM 430 (Company Law, Shadow Director, Restriction, Insolvency)


Circuit Court actions under the Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Act 1980 and Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) Acts.

Circuit Court Examinership under Companies Act 2014.

Enforcement of judgment and application for garnishee orders and appointment of receiver by way of equitable execution.

Personal Injuries litigation, plaintiff and defence, in the High Court and Circuit Court.


An appeal by a nursing home to the Valuations Appeals Tribunal under The Valuation Act 2001  (as amended).


Representing a student before a University disciplinary committee concerning plagiarism.


Representing an accountant before a professional disciplinary committee.

Corporate Insolvency and Rescue, 2nd edition, Bloomsbury Professional (Co-author with Professor Irene Lynch-Fannon)


Protection of Employees and ‘Informal’ Insolvencies under EU Law, (2017) 35 Irish Law Times 214

Restriction and Disqualification of Company Directors, (2016) 48 Accountancy Ireland 68

Restriction and Disqualification of Company Directors under the Companies Act 2014, (2016) 23 Commercial Law Practitioner 228

Implementing the Personal Insolvency Act 2012, (2013) 45 Accountancy Ireland 30

Public Access to Environmental Information under Directive 2003/4/EC, 2003 (10) Irish Planning and Environmental Law Journal 67


Gerard is regularly invited to speak at CPD events on topics such as Company Law, Commercial Law, Insolvency Law, Personal Injuries, and Landlord and Tenant Law.

Gerard participates in the Supreme Court Voluntary Assistance Scheme

Gerard is an elected member of the Council of King’s Inns

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Courthouse Chambers 27 Washington Street Cork

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