Dorothy Cleary
Senior Associate


Dorothy Cleary is a commercial litigation solicitor who advises on commercial landlord and tenant disputes, contractual disputes, banking, debt recovery, and property disputes.

She acts for a wide range of clients, from financial institutions, corporate clients and commercial landlords, to management companies and pension funds. Her clients have included large corporates and institutions and she has advised on a range of legal matters relating to property portfolios, debt recovery, judgement enforcement and liquidation.

In 2006, Dorothy graduated from TCD with a BA (Hons) in Economics and Spanish. She trained with Kane Tuohy and was admitted as a solicitor in 2012. After a year with an international law firm in the UK, Dorothy re-joined Kane Tuohy in 2016.

Recent experience

Dorothy acts for Irish pension funds and commercial landlords and regularly advises on their day-to-day operations including in relation to non-performing assets, the enforcement of personal guarantees, commercial tenancies and rights of renewal of those tenancies. Dorothy also regularly advises on the law in relation to the termination of leases, licences and forfeiture.

Dorothy has significant experience in advising financial institutions in relation to defaulting loan portfolios and debt purchase agreements.

Dorothy currently represents a number of UK and Irish based corporate clients and liquidators on the recovery of outstanding debts and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in Ireland and abroad.

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