Matheson


Practice Areas

Healthcare

Related Expertise

Expertise

Matheson’s substantial team works on high-value and sensitive healthcare litigation.
European Legal 500 2016

Matheson's Healthcare Group, led by Tom Hayes, comprises 18 dedicated healthcare litigators and advisers.

Our team fully understands the many complex issues that can arise in the healthcare sector. We offer a broad range of services to our clients, including defending medical malpractice, professional negligence and personal injury claims. We also advise on inquests, Medical Council complaints and on non-contentious issues such as the provision of advice on the regulatory framework in the healthcare sector.

Experience Highlights

  • the first choice for leading professional indemnity bodies and medical malpractice insurers
  • acting as a general advisor to the hospital sector
  • advising manufacturers and suppliers of medicinal products in relation to the Control of Advertising Regulations 2007, medical device manufacturing, gifts to healthcare professionals and the threshold for negligible value of gifts
  • advising leading corporates on the regulatory framework regarding the manufacturing, control and supply of drugs
  • advising a science centre global healthcare company on the HSE pricing agreement, legal compliance, Data Protection and labeling requirements for the supply of over-the-counter drugs in Ireland
  • advising pharmaceutical companies on Pharma Protocols including; review of data protection legislation, consent forms, transfer of data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) and disclosure to medical practitioners
  • advising leading corporates on the regulatory and licensing requirements governing healthcare related business activity generally
  • key advisors to medical practitioners on a range of issues, including advising on ethical issues with regard to supply and dispensing of controlled drugs under the Misuse of Drugs (Supervision of Prescription and Supply of Methadone Regulations) Act; and advising on Medical Council Regulation issues relating to registration and specialist registration
  • representation of medical practitioners at and for:
    • Inquests
    • Medical and Dental Council Inquiries
    • HSE and HIQA Inquiries
    • Commissions of Investigation
    • Disciplinary Hearings
    • In defence of Court proceedings
    • Irish Medicine Board investigations and prosecutions

Accolades

"They are our key adviser for healthcare litigation in Ireland."
Chambers Europe 2016

"In Ireland I would regard them as the Rolls-Royce option."
Chambers Europe 2016

It’s very clear that the firm, and particularly Tom go out of their way to help out, outside of legal work, giving time to workshops, training and conferences. They’re very much on the pulse of things.
Chambers Europe 2016

Matheson’s substantial team works on high-value and sensitive healthcare litigation.
European Legal 500 2016

Highly experienced in healthcare and medical negligence cases.
Chambers Europe 2015

Tom Hayes has a leading reputation as a healthcare litigator.
Chambers Europe 2015

Tom Hayes heads the healthcare group and is "a leading name in the area".
Chambers Europe 2014

Rebecca Ryan is a talented adviser on medical professional discipline matters.
Chambers Europe 2014

Tom Hayes is "enthusiastic and proactive".
European Legal 500 2014

Tom Hayes is valued by his clients, who say he "is clear and thorough, and takes on board what we have to say. We always come out of meetings satisfied we have dealt with the case and will get the right result".
Chambers Europe 2013

The group has significant strength on the healthcare side, with an impressive flow of both clinical negligence and regulatory matters.
Chambers Europe 2013

Matheson’s substantial team works on high-value and sensitive healthcare litigation.
European Legal 500 2016

Matheson's Healthcare Group, led by Tom Hayes, comprises 18 dedicated healthcare litigators and advisers.

Our team fully understands the many complex issues that can arise in the healthcare sector. We offer a broad range of services to our clients, including defending medical malpractice, professional negligence and personal injury claims. We also advise on inquests, Medical Council complaints and on non-contentious issues such as the provision of advice on the regulatory framework in the healthcare sector.


  • the first choice for leading professional indemnity bodies and medical malpractice insurers
  • acting as a general advisor to the hospital sector
  • advising manufacturers and suppliers of medicinal products in relation to the Control of Advertising Regulations 2007, medical device manufacturing, gifts to healthcare professionals and the threshold for negligible value of gifts
  • advising leading corporates on the regulatory framework regarding the manufacturing, control and supply of drugs
  • advising a science centre global healthcare company on the HSE pricing agreement, legal compliance, Data Protection and labeling requirements for the supply of over-the-counter drugs in Ireland
  • advising pharmaceutical companies on Pharma Protocols including; review of data protection legislation, consent forms, transfer of data outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) and disclosure to medical practitioners
  • advising leading corporates on the regulatory and licensing requirements governing healthcare related business activity generally
  • key advisors to medical practitioners on a range of issues, including advising on ethical issues with regard to supply and dispensing of controlled drugs under the Misuse of Drugs (Supervision of Prescription and Supply of Methadone Regulations) Act; and advising on Medical Council Regulation issues relating to registration and specialist registration
  • representation of medical practitioners at and for:
    • Inquests
    • Medical and Dental Council Inquiries
    • HSE and HIQA Inquiries
    • Commissions of Investigation
    • Disciplinary Hearings
    • In defence of Court proceedings
    • Irish Medicine Board investigations and prosecutions

"They are our key adviser for healthcare litigation in Ireland."
Chambers Europe 2016

"In Ireland I would regard them as the Rolls-Royce option."
Chambers Europe 2016

It’s very clear that the firm, and particularly Tom go out of their way to help out, outside of legal work, giving time to workshops, training and conferences. They’re very much on the pulse of things.
Chambers Europe 2016

Matheson’s substantial team works on high-value and sensitive healthcare litigation.
European Legal 500 2016

Highly experienced in healthcare and medical negligence cases.
Chambers Europe 2015

Tom Hayes has a leading reputation as a healthcare litigator.
Chambers Europe 2015

Tom Hayes heads the healthcare group and is "a leading name in the area".
Chambers Europe 2014

Rebecca Ryan is a talented adviser on medical professional discipline matters.
Chambers Europe 2014

Tom Hayes is "enthusiastic and proactive".
European Legal 500 2014

Tom Hayes is valued by his clients, who say he "is clear and thorough, and takes on board what we have to say. We always come out of meetings satisfied we have dealt with the case and will get the right result".
Chambers Europe 2013

The group has significant strength on the healthcare side, with an impressive flow of both clinical negligence and regulatory matters.
Chambers Europe 2013



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