Ronan Cosgrove


DD: +353 (0) 1905 3710

Ronan is an experienced litigator with extensive commercial experience in a broad range of matters including professional negligence claims against construction professionals, managing agents, medical professionals and surveyors.

Ronan started his career working as a commercial and civil law barrister in Ireland dealing with high value professional negligence claims. Ronan subsequently worked as an Attorney in the Turks and Caicos Islands (a British Overseas Territory) as a senior litigator on behalf of the Government. In that role, he acted for and advised the Government on a range of matters including personal injury litigation, judicial review, construction disputes, regulatory issues and employment law matters. Ronan returned to Dublin in 2016 after working for two years in a London law firm in the area of commercial litigation. Prior to joining Caytons Law in Dublin, Ronan spent almost three years working in a Dublin-based international law firm dealing with professional indemnity claims.


Senior Partner

T: +353 (0) 1 675 0698

John has extensive litigation experience with particular expertise in handling professional indemnity disputes. He started his career managing claims for the London market. He therefore understands the market's requirements. He was one of the first to use mediation to resolve a dispute long before it became fashionable.

John also has considerable experience drafting professional indemnity policies. He has advised most of the London professional indemnity market on some aspect of their policy wordings. His experience in drafting policies gives him an invaluable insight when differences arise on the interpretation of a policy provision. He has used this insight to obtain successful outcomes for his clients on many occasions.



DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7602

Robert has more than 20 years of experience as a solicitor with expertise in dispute resolution relating to insurance, construction, professional negligence, professional conduct, statutory liabilities, reinsurance, shipping and legal costs. He has handled many cases concerning architects', engineers' and contractors' professional and contractual liabilities, often with significant technical dimensions, in a variety of industries including energy and transport. He also has extensive experience in relation to liabilities of financial advisers and actuaries.

Robert has undertaken advocacy in final hearings in the County Court, private arbitrations and adjudications, and before disciplinary panels.

Robert is an insurance market intellectual with degrees from Cambridge and UCLA and recently obtained a post graduate degree at Kings College in strategic war studies. He insists that analysis of strategy is directly applicable to litigation which is always about the goals that can be realistically obtained with finite means.

Peter Campion

Senior Consultant

DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7605

Peter studied at Kings College. London and has over thirty years’ experience providing legal services in arbitrations, High Court Proceedings, mediations and other ADR. This has covered the full range of professional indemnity-related matters, with particular specialism in contractor, construction-consultant, surveyor/valuer and broker claims. His construction caseload, which includes both first and third party claim resolution, has covered civil and structural, mechanical and electrical, geotechnical, transport, infrastructure, marine, oil and other energy issues. He has substantial international experience, in particular in the Middle-East, the Far-East and in Ireland, where he practised for several years. He has been involved in numerous complex and high value claims including leading the defence team for the engineer on the Wembley Stadium dispute in what was then the largest construction claim ever in the TCC. He has also advised on numerous coverage issues and has drafted several suites of policy wordings.

Cormac Scollard

Trainee Solicitor

DD: +353 (0) 1907 3222

Before entering the legal profession, Cormac studied civil engineering at both University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin and worked on site for a contractor in Dublin. Having spent some time in Canada, he returned to Ireland where he studied environmental law at Queen’s University Belfast and finished top of his class.

Cormac completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School, graduating with Distinction in 2016. Prior to training with Caytons, he gained experience in property and finance law working as a paralegal for a large commercial law firm in Dublin.

Somme Khatir


DD: +44 (0)20 7398 7618

Somme attained a 2:1 Law degree from Brunel University. Before joining Caytons Law as a paralegal, Somme gained invaluable experience at a number of law firms whilst completing his degree, before deciding to specialise in professional negligence.

Somme's main role is to provide support for the staff at Caytons Law in professional negligence claims, predominantly claims against solicitors.

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