Healthcare - DAC Beachcroft
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Our Healthcare team offers specialist medical defence litigation, clinical risk and risk management expertise.

DAC Beachcroft Dublin is a specialist health and insurance practice. The Dublin team has a wealth of experience in the Irish health sector, spanning decades.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Defending medical malpractice claims. We are currently on the State Claims Agency panel of solicitors for the Clinical Indemnity Scheme;
  • Defending employer liability/public liability (EL/PL) claims brought against healthcare facilities. We are currently on the panel for both the State Claims Agency and Irish Public Bodies for EL/PL claims;
  • Advising healthcare organisations on clinical risk and medico-legal matters, in both emergency situations and on an ongoing basis;
  • Representing healthcare organisations and professionals at inquests, before the Medical Council and other statutory inquiries;
  • Practical assistance and guidance to healthcare providers on the management of complaints, development of clinical governance strategies and the implementation of risk management programmes;
  • Assisting healthcare organisations to attain accreditation status. This service is unique to DAC Beachcroft Dublin and involves onsite pre-accreditation risk surveys including reviewing and advising on policies, practices and procedures, etc. We have assisted a number of healthcare organisations in achieving accreditation status;
  • Provision of medico-legal lectures and risk management workshops.

Our healthcare team has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Irish healthcare system, and is passionately committed to working with healthcare organisations to improve standards of patient care and reduce claims.

Strength and reach

DAC Beachcroft Dublin is affiliated to DAC Beachcroft LLP — one of the largest health commercial law firms in the UK — advising both public and private healthcare providers and NHS commissioners of service.

The advantages of this affiliation to our Irish clients include access to comparable providers and expertise in the UK. We believe that this adds extra strength and depth to DAC Beachcroft Dublin, supplementing an already impressive range of quality and experience through the healthcare team.

For more information about us please contact Noreen Howard or Gary Rice.

What our clients say

"It is a dynamic team that is very knowledgeable and well organised." Chambers and Partners Europe 2014 Edition, Dispute Resolution, Ireland

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Julie-Anne Binchy

Senior Associate Dublin

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Our Lawyers - Lisa Broderick

Lisa Broderick

Partner Dublin

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Our Lawyers - James Colville

James Colville

Partner Dublin

James is dual qualified (Ireland and England & Wales jurisdictions) and…

Our Lawyers - John Darmody

John Darmody

Senior Associate Dublin

John is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer whose specialisms…

Our Lawyers - Sinead Egan

Sinead Egan

Associate Dublin

Sinéad is an employment lawyer in our Dublin office…

Our Lawyers - Ailbhe Gallagher

Ailbhe Gallagher

Senior Associate Dublin

Ailbhe is a litigation lawyer in our Dublin office…

Our Lawyers - Rachel Gilroy

Rachel Gilroy

Senior Associate Dublin

Rachel is an senior associate in our Dublin office…

Our Lawyers - Aidan Healy

Aidan Healy

Legal Director Dublin

Aidan Healy joined DAC Beachcroft Dublin in 2014, after having trained and…

Our Lawyers - Noreen Howard

Noreen Howard

Partner Dublin

Noreen Howard has significant experience defending a wide range of…

Our Lawyers - Jane Kenneally

Jane Kenneally

Senior Associate Dublin

Jane Kenneally has extensive experience in the areas of professional…

Our Lawyers - David Kennedy

David Kennedy

Senior Associate Dublin

David is a Senior Associate in our Dublin office…

Our Lawyers - Rowena McCormack

Rowena McCormack

Partner Dublin

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Our Lawyers - Niamh McKeever

Niamh McKeever

Partner Dublin

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Our Lawyers - Louise OReilly

Louise O'Reilly

Legal Director Dublin

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Our Lawyers - Brian Ormond

Brian Ormond

Senior Associate Dublin

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Our Lawyers - Barry Reynolds

Barry Reynolds

Partner Dublin

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Our Lawyers - Gary Rice

Gary Rice

Partner Dublin

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Our Lawyers - Aideen Ryan

Aideen Ryan

Consultant Dublin

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Our Lawyers - Niall Sexton

Niall Sexton

Associate Dublin

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Our Lawyers - John Sheehy

John Sheehy

Partner Dublin

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Our Lawyers - Kate Sheppard

Kate Sheppard

Associate Dublin

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Our Lawyers - Jenny Wakely

Jenny Wakely

Associate Dublin

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