Justine Sayers is a partner in the Healthcare Group, specialising in professional indemnity claims (in particular, medical negligence and clinical malpractice), healthcare, catastrophic personal injuries claims and product liability actions.
Justine advises clinical practitioners and their indemnity bodies on the defence of healthcare related litigation, specialising in leading complex, sensitive and high-value High Court negligence claims as well as protecting the professional reputations of the prominent practitioners she represents before regulatory bodies, statutory inquiries and coroners inquests.
In recent years, she has defended practitioners who have faced serious allegations including fraud, sexual impropriety and gross negligence amounting to professional misconduct. Justine also advises a leading laboratory in the defence of litigation arising from screening services provided to the HSE under the CervicalCheck Screening Programme.
Justine is an accomplished advocate with a keen interest in mediation and alternative dispute resolution.
- Assisting a number of medical practitioners in relation to disciplinary proceedings and Medical Council complaints in relation to sensitive claims relating to allegations of sexual impropriety. A number of these matters have parallel criminal investigations, in which Justine is advising the practitioners.
- Advised on the Defence of a complex fast-tracked High Court medical negligence action relating to the alleged misreporting of the Plaintiff’s cervical smear and delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer.
- Advising in relation to complaints to the Medical Council arising from failures to adhere to public health advice in respect of Covid-19.
- Advising on complex, high value medical negligence claims relating to injuries at birth resulting in catastrophic injuries.
- Advising medical practitioners and their indemnifiers in respect of clinical management issues which result in regulatory proceedings, civil proceedings and statutory investigations.
Referenced as Other Key Lawyer in the Healthcare Department.
Legal 500 2021
University College Dublin (Business and Legal Studies)
Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland
Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising)