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Matheson's Healthcare Group comprises of 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.

Our Team

Experience Highlights
  • Advised in the successful mediation of a high value catastrophic sensitive medical negligence claim of a patient who suffered hypoxic ischaemic brain injury resulting in him requiring 24 hour care. This is one of the first clinical negligence litigation mediations in Irish history.
  • Advised in the successful resolution of a challenging clinical negligence litigation which touched upon complex issues such as life expectancy and the real rate of return.
  • Advising in a complex medical negligence claim involving multiple-defendants, third parties and over 40 expert witnesses in relation to a minor plaintiff who suffers from cerebral palsy/
  • Advising leading corporates on the regulatory and licensing requirements governing healthcare related business activity.
  • Advised in ground breaking judicial review proceedings taken against the Medical Council in which the Supreme Court ruled for the first time on the definition of ‘poor professional performance’, contained in the Medical Practitioners Act 2007.
  • Advising in relation to the high profile ‘Grace’ Commission of Investigation established by the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament) to investigate the circumstances surrounding instances of child abuse in foster care.
  • Advising the Irish Minister for Health on the design and implementation of an insurance based health system.




"Very responsive, knowledgeable, approachable. Always willing to go above and beyond in their service and advice. Always clear in the scope of their instructions"
Healthcare: The European Legal 500 2024

"Large, experienced, professional and highly motivated team, who provide high quality work to agreed timescales and deadlines. Very professional in all communications. Vast knowledge of regulation, statute and case law in relevant area, which informs all advice given, which is always carefully considered and comprehensive in nature."
Healthcare: The European Legal 500 2024

"The team are proactive, knowledgeable and always willing to go the extra mile to support clients and achieve the best possible outcome, in any given matter."
Healthcare: The European Legal 500 2023

"Points of law and relevant legislation is always well researched and advice provided is therefore always comprehensive and appropriate to the bespoke situation of the individual client."
Healthcare: The European Legal 500 2023

"The healthcare team are always very responsive to all messages and requests and always reply in a timely fashion. As a team, they demonstrate great understanding that the clients often find themselves in very difficult and challenging professional and personal circumstances, providing allowances for clients in relation to same."
Healthcare: The European Legal 500 2023

"Will continue to be my #1 firm to go to for any legal related work. Quality of work is always exceptional."
Healthcare: The European Legal 500 2023

"Matheson's work is completed to a very high standard with clear oversight by senior partners of all cases and work."
Healthcare/ Dispute Resolution: Chambers Europe 2023

"The firm offers very commercially sensible, practical advice."
Healthcare/ Dispute Resolution: Chambers Europe 2023

"They have a great approach, considering the various angles of disputes and possible views of others."
Healthcare/ Dispute Resolution: Chambers Europe 2023

"Excellent presentational skills, concise delivery and explanations. Sound commercial aptitude."
Healthcare: The European Legal 500 2022

"Responsive and commercial, understanding the client’s needs and tailoring the approach accordingly."
Healthcare: The European Legal 500 2022