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Karl Howe litigates in respect of a broad range of contentious matters from shareholder and contractual disputes, landlord and tenant disputes, employment disputes, property disputes, and probate disputes to defamation, personal injuries, judicial reviews, and breaches of the Data Protection Acts. Karl also helps clients enforce Court judgments, which may involve registering the particular judgment against assets or petitioning the Court to wind up a company.

Karl has significant experience managing large-scale complex litigation in the Commercial Court. His employment practice includes helping clients with unfair dismissal claims and claims under the Equal Status Acts.

He has a diverse client base which includes domestic and multinational companies, SME’s, high-net-worth individuals and court appointed liquidators.

Karl’s focus is on guiding clients through the litigation process by providing clear, timely, and practical advice. Karl’s experience enables him to anticipate client needs and to formulate effective strategies designed to achieve a successful outcome whether by seeking the appropriate relief from the Court or utilising the alternative dispute mechanisms such as mediation or arbitration.

Karl also takes a keen interest in cybersecurity and data privacy matters and is a part of the Dublin office’s breach incident response team.


B.B.S, Dublin City University, Ireland
  • Successfully defended a multimillion euro claim in the Commercial Court issued by a large financial institution against a borrower.
  • Successfully defended a multimillion euro claim in relation to a complex commercial dispute, which ran for nearly 30 days in the Commercial Court and involved significant discovery applications and defending an application for injunctive relief.
  • Obtained a €1.5 million judgment in the Commercial Court in relation to debt recovery proceedings.
  • Obtained winding up orders against companies for failure to pay debts.
  • Acted for the liquidator in relation to proceedings taken against directors regarding the misappropriation of company funds.
  • Acted for clients regarding a variety of shareholder and commercial disputes.
  • Advocated on behalf of a property developer in the Supreme Court in relation to judicial review proceedings.
  • Acted for a large Irish company in the wind farm sector regarding an application for a new tenancy.
  • Successfully defended unfair dismissal proceedings taken against a large multinational company.
  • Successfully advocated on behalf of hotels in relation to proceedings taken under the Equal Status Acts.