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Europe Ireland Dispute Resolution: Healthcare Litigation

This sub-section covers all disputes faced by hospitals, public and private sector providers, medical institutions and healthcare professionals. This includes product liability cases arising from medical devices defects.

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Band 1
  1. Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP
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    Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP
    Dispute Resolution: Healthcare Litigation
    2023 | Band 1 |
    Comyn Kelleher Tobin is a renowned Cork and Dublin-based team that is often named among the top choices to defend medical negligence claims brought against Irish hospitals. The practice acts on sensitive proceedings involving catastrophic birth injuries and also attracts attention for roles in high-profile mandates relating to the apportion of responsibility for delayed diagnoses. Lawyers in the team offer further experience in cases that deal with issues of capacity to make decisions and unlawful detention in hospitals as well as claims related to the Disabilities Act 2005. The law firm handles claims that are litigated before Irish courts or that are settled through alternative dispute resolution.
  2. Hayes solicitors LLP
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    Hayes solicitors LLP
    Dispute Resolution: Healthcare Litigation
    2023 | Band 1 |
    Hayes solicitors boasts a leading healthcare litigation department that acts on major medical malpractice cases. The team frequently handles high-value catastrophic injury claims on behalf of healthcare consultants, dental professionals and hospitals. The firm's healthcare sector expertise extends into the professional discipline area, where clients benefit from notable experience in the defence of doctors and pharmacists in professional misconduct inquiries. Lawyers in the team frequently defend state bodies in claims relating to the roll-out of vaccination programmes that are later found to cause health issues. The firm also handles commercial claims that deal with defamation or financial disputes.
  3. Mason Hayes & Curran LLP
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    Mason Hayes & Curran LLP
    Dispute Resolution: Healthcare Litigation
    2023 | Band 1 |
    Mason Hayes & Curran is widely recognised as a top choice to defend hospitals or clinical laboratories in complex negligence claims, including those that relate to catastrophic birth injuries or the delayed or incorrect diagnosis of cancer and other diseases. The team handles wardship proceedings through which the court seeks to protect vulnerable children or adults. The law firm also has a strong commercial disputes practice that is notable for its capacity to handle matters ranging from smaller property, professional liability or shareholder disputes up to high-profile CJEU referrals that deal with complex questions relating to the application of EU data protection rules. Lawyers in the practice additionally defend judicial review proceedings brought by insurers, airlines, private investors and regulatory bodies. The team's clients include domestic and international banks in commercial disputes that often have an important insolvency angle.
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Band 2
  1. RDJ LLP
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    RDJ LLP
    Dispute Resolution: Healthcare Litigation
    2023 | Band 2 |
    Ronan Daly Jermyn offers an experienced healthcare team spread across offices in Cork and Galway that handles clinical negligence claims on behalf of hospitals predominantly in the South and West of Ireland. The law firm acts on complex claims that flow from catastrophic injuries and the failure to diagnose critical conditions. The practice also has wide experience across commercial and administrative proceedings, including defamation and shareholder disputes. Lawyers in the team have strong reputations for their insurance sector expertise.
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Band 3
  1. ByrneWallace LLP
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    ByrneWallace LLP
    Dispute Resolution: Healthcare Litigation
    2023 | Band 3 |
    BryeWallace is often instructed by psychiatric hospitals or state entities to advise on various matters including regulatory issues and criminal proceedings as well as matters involving child protection and care orders. The team represents other key public sector clients either as claimants in High Court proceedings against private companies or as defendants in applications for judicial review of procurement or other decisions. The law firm also offers a wider commercial disputes team which regularly handles landlord and tenant disputes or construction litigation.
  2. Matheson LLP
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    Matheson LLP
    Dispute Resolution: Healthcare Litigation
    2023 | Band 3 |
    Matheson acts for major international clients across many industries, with proven capacity to handle both civil litigation and contentious regulatory mandates. The law firm's disputes practice advises on contractual or shareholder disputes that arise as part of completed or envisaged M&A transactions as well as assisting with the enforcement of financial transactions. The team also advises on judicial reviews of decisions taken by Ireland's telecoms, planning or other key regulators. Lawyers in the team offer additional strength in clinical negligence and product liability cases in the healthcare sector.
  3. William Fry
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    William Fry
    Dispute Resolution: Healthcare Litigation
    2023 | Band 3 |
    William Fry offers expertise across a wide range of commercial and administrative law disputes. The practice handles a strong caseload of cross-border banking or shareholder disputes that often entail the coordination of civil or criminal actions with local counsel in foreign jurisdictions. Lawyers in the team frequently act for regulators and for regulated entities on Irish public law litigation, including challenges to appeals against decisions taken by the competition or telecoms regulators. The team is well equipped to advise on arbitration and mediation proceedings. The law firm's client list includes high net worth individuals who are the subject of regulatory investigations. The firm additionally offers a respected healthcare team that handles medical negligence or product liability claims.
  4. Daniel Spring & Co
    Dispute Resolution: Healthcare Litigation
    2023 | Band 3
  5. Doyle Solicitors
    Dispute Resolution: Healthcare Litigation
    2023 | Band 3