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Hayes solicitors LLP

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Boasts a leading healthcare litigation department that acts on major medical malpractice cases. Frequently handles high-value catastrophic injury claims on behalf of healthcare consultants, dental professionals and hospitals. Healthcare sector expertise extends into the professional discipline area, with notable experience in the defence of doctors and pharmacists in professional misconduct inquiries. Key individuals defend state bodies in challenges to public tenders or in claims relating to the rollout of vaccination programmes that are later found to cause health issues. Attracts attention for experience in cases that entail complex discovery processes. Also handles commercial claims that deal with defamation or breaches of shareholder agreements.

Strengths

Sources praise the lawyers' "attention to detail and accuracy" and note that "they are immensely invested in the case."

"They have a simply fantastic touch when dealing with clients," states another source, adding: "Their sensitivity to the real situations that are affecting those people involved is absolutely phenomenal."

Work highlights

Advised the State Claims Agency and GlaxoSmithKline on proceedings brought by individuals who developed narcolepsy and cataplexy following administration of the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix.

Notable practitioners

Interviewees note that Caroline Crowley 's vast experience in medical negligence cases makes her a strong choice to handle complex birth injury claims. "She has an encyclopedic knowledge of the kinds of issues that can crop up in these cases," says one source. "She is open to mediation and coming to a practical resolution to get a good outcome for people," states another interviewee.

Interviewees describe Joseph O'Malley as "a very dynamic and impressive lawyer," with others noting his skill in "handling the opponent, his client and the counsel team working with him." He leads the firm's commercial litigation practice and receives praise for his work on diverse matters ranging from high-profile product liability claims brought against the Irish state through to sensitive defamation proceedings.

Mary Hough receives superb praise from diverse sources for her handling of clinical negligence claims, including cases arising from catastrophic injury or delayed diagnosis. "Her attention to detail is unparalleled," says one source. "She is a calm presence in litigation, which is very reassuring to the people around her. We always feel she is absolutely in control of what is happening," notes another interviewee.

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Overview

Our Dispute Resolution practice areas include corporate and commercial, financial services, competition, product liability, public liability, employment, insolvency, defamation and media, and healthcare law. We advise corporate and State bodies in a wide range of high value contentious scenarios. We help our clients to resolve their disputes efficiently and effectively to minimise the cost, time and stress involved.

We are market leaders in the defence of clinical negligence litigation. Our commercial litigation team is recognised for its expertise in handling complex disputes involving significant value, voluminous data and cross-border, multi-party and multi-jurisdictional issues.

We have highly experienced and respected mediators and we are very experienced and committed to exploring alternative dispute resolution mechanisms as an alternative to litigation in a timely way in appropriate cases. We are pragmatic and effective negotiators and cost-conscious case managers.

We are proactive in informing clients of impending legal developments and in assisting them in minimising future legal risks.

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Dispute Resolution

Hayes solicitors LLP

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Location

Lavery House

Earlsfort Terrace

Dublin

County Dublin

Ireland

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Ireland

Dispute Resolution


Joseph O'Malley
Band 2

Dispute Resolution: Healthcare Litigation


Caroline Crowley
Band 1