Welcome to Dónall Caherty, partner and head of Beyond Corporate’s newly launched Dispute team

We are delighted to say that Beyond Group, which owns McAlister Family Law, Beyond Corporate and Beyond Conveyancing, has continued its strategic expansion – notwithstanding the lockdown – as high-profile partner and solicitor Dónall Caherty joins Beyond Corporate. He will head up its newly launched Dispute team.



Our strategy is to create and build specialist independent law firms which importantly have an element of human perspective, has a business model which enables clients to identify better with their lawyers and legal teams, and enables each of the businesses to focus on specific client needs and specialist client services.

We have strategically grown our family and corporate businesses since their inception and the appointment of Dónall as a partner within Beyond Corporate enables the corporate business to enhance significantly its offering. Dónall specialises in resolving disputes involving shareholders, partnerships, directors’ duties, insolvency, professional negligence and reputation protection, and obtaining and defending urgent freezing injunctions.

Highly experienced in dealing with a broad range of commercial disputes, he has conducted litigation in the County Court, High Court, the Technology and Construction Court and in the Court of Appeal. In addition, he has managed cases determined in the Irish and German Supreme Courts and had a successful referral to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Dónall, 43, studied law at Queen’s University Belfast, before attending the University of Law in Chester. He has held positions in some of Manchester’s most prestigious law firms, latterly as a partner with international firm Fieldfisher.

“Since its inception I have followed the success of Beyond Corporate with real interest,” said Dónall. “My respect for its progressive approach, its commitment to investment and its openness around fees in a sector as traditional and conservative as law, made joining the firm a very easy decision.

“I moved to the business during lockdown and the compassion and the maturity of the way in which the Group’s senior management dealt with the challenges of lockdown for its people across all of the businesses, without missing a beat, only cemented further my own commitment to what the Group and Beyond Corporate is trying to achieve.”

Our Group Head, Matt Fleetwood, added: “After substantial growth across the businesses we needed to refocus on growth within Beyond Corporate, and Dónall’s appointment enables us to continue with forward momentum, empowering the business to launch a litigation and dispute resolution offering . “Dónall is a natural fit for us, both as a person having the human perspective that is important for all of our businesses and also as a fellow professional, highly regarded and liked by clients. We have worked with him before and are delighted to be working with him again. For the business, it means the Beyond Corporate Law offering is significantly expanded in what is often a business-critical area of the law.”