Cian is a partner in the litigation department. He specialises in maritime law and commercial litigation, and advises corporate clients in relation to prosecution and defence of commercial claims.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Maritime Law


  • Acted for a liquidator in relation to recovery of debt from a high profile pharmaceutical grouping in 2011
  • Acts for a number of insurance companies in relation to personal injury defence litigation
  • Acts for a number of P&O clubs in relation to cargo disputes, material damage and personal injury claims
  • Acts for a number of high profile retail clients in relation to employment law and personal injuries related matters
  • Acts for lenders in the enforcement of security
  • Acts for landowners and developers in relation to construction disputes, property related disputes and disputes over easements
  • Acts for a number of companies staving off winding up petitions


  • BA (Hons) 1982 – University College Dublin
  • LLM (Hons) 1994 – University College Dublin


  • Admitted as a solicitor (1987)