Healthcare - DAC Beachcroft
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Healthcare

OUR TEAM

Niamh McKeever leads the healthcare team in DAC Beachcroft Dublin. The team includes senior associate, Aisling Crowley, associates, Laurence Mulligan, Stephanie O’Connell and solicitor Claire Morrissey all of whom have extensive healthcare and litigation experience.

WHAT WE DO

Our healthcare team provides a full dispute resolution and claims support service in respect of medical malpractice and clinical risk claims in which we aim to achieve the most commercially satisfactory outcomes while protecting the client’s brand and reputation. We also provide an advisory service to healthcare organisations including nursing homes and care home centres.

We represent a range of healthcare providers and provide advices to our clients in all areas and levels of healthcare provision including, health insurers, healthcare organisations, public and private hospitals, consultants, doctors, nurses, counsellors, dentists, intellectual disability services, fertility clinics, cosmetic clinics, diagnostic clinics, optometrists, pharmacies, laboratories and medical devices companies.

We have one of the largest London market insurer client bases in Ireland.

We are strong advocates of alternative dispute resolution forums and have extensive experience in mediation.

The healthcare team keeps up to date with the latest case law, legislation and market developments to provide our clients with the most comprehensive advice available. We work closely with the wider DAC Beachcroft healthcare teams across the UK and our international offices.

We offer a comprehensive dispute resolution service at the highest possible level, working with insurers, key brokers and insureds in risk assessment and improvement.  We advise on potential third party liability and we represent insurers in coverage disputes.

RECENT EXPERIENCE 

The team’s experience includes:

  • defence of medical malpractice claims in all jurisdictions
  • defence of claims against medical devices companies
  • experience of alternative dispute resolution including multi-party mediation
  • coverage advice
  • claims handling
  • risk management reviews
  • review of consent procedures
  • attending inquests
  • general advisory work
  • advising clients on achieving accreditation status
  • client seminars and bespoke training

Recommended and ranked in the legal directories, the team is recognised for “its knowledge, conscientiousness and commitment to the client”.

‘A high-functioning, cohesive team. It is very apparent that the team work very well together and share the same values. They have a knack of making the client feel valued and respected.‘ Legal 500

‘Niamh McKeever is quite exceptional in terms of her ability to very quickly get to the nub of the issue. She is focused, responsive and very approachable. She has an easy communication style and a wealth of knowledge and experience.‘ Legal 500

‘Niamh McKeever is peerless in terms of her knowledge of healthcare regulatory frameworks and legislation; advice on tactical matters related to stakeholder negotiation and coordinating legal with public affairs strategies; and dedication.‘ Legal 500

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Our Lawyers - Niamh McKeever

Niamh McKeever

Partner Dublin

Niamh is an experienced solicitor who has a broad range of experience…

Our Lawyers - Laurence Mulligan
Our Lawyers - Stephanie O’Connell
Our Lawyers - Aisling Crowley

Aisling Crowley

Senior Associate Dublin

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