Carson McDowell has appointed a new head of its Dublin office as part of an ongoing expansion of its specialist legal healthcare team in the city.
Leading healthcare lawyer Sinead Keavey has joined the firm as a Partner and will also take on the newly created leadership role in Dublin.
Sinead was previously a partner in William Fry’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department, where she represented a wide range of clients in the healthcare and regulated sectors in Ireland. Sinead’s core practice involved defending clinical negligence claims brought against consultants and general practitioners, and representing healthcare professionals before the Irish Medical Council. She also holds a Masters in Ethics from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
Jacqueline McAleese, Head of Clinical Claims at Carson McDowell, said: “We have one of the largest, if not the largest, healthcare team on the island of Ireland and we continue to expand in response to the growing demand for medical indemnity legal expertise in both Dublin and Belfast. Sinead’s appointment is a signal of our intent in the market.”
Roger McMillan, Managing Partner of Carson McDowell, said: “We are delighted to have Sinead joining us as the head of the Dublin office to help the firm continue its growth trajectory. She is a highly regarded lawyer with vast experience of working with clients that the firm represents. Sinead will provide leadership to our growing team in Dublin.”
Sinead Keavey said: “I am excited to be joining Carson McDowell and am relishing the opportunity to drive the development of the firm’s presence in Dublin. Healthcare continues to be a growth area across Ireland and I look forward to working with the firm’s clients and sharing our expertise to help them address the challenges they face. The firm has a reputation for an innovative and robust approach to managing clinical negligence claims in Ireland and I hope that I can enhance that reputation further.”
Carson McDowell has over 110 solicitors and over 180 staff across its offices in Belfast and Dublin and is the largest independent law firm in Northern Ireland. It opened its Dublin office in 2016 and expanded into new offices in Windsor Place last year.