• Imelda Tierney

    Partner

    Partner

    contact

    +353 91 895315

    Practice Areas

    Healthcare, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Product Liability

    Location

    Galway

    Experience

    Imelda is a Partner in the firm’s Healthcare department and advises clients on all forms of legal disputes with a current particular emphasis on medical malpractice actions on behalf of hospitals and healthcare professionals including regularly acting as the advocate for clinicians and hospitals at Inquests. Imelda has advised clients on all aspects of healthcare provision both contentious and non-contentious and was previously a member of a hospital ethics committee.

    She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in all courts including the commercial division of the High Court and frequently acts in the defence of high value and sensitive clinical negligence claims.

    Imelda is a CEDR accredited mediator and is a strong advocate of alternative dispute resolution. Imelda encourages clients to engage in the mediation process where appropriate and she frequently represents both healthcare and non-healthcare clients in mediation.

    Education

    National University of Ireland Galway (BA) (LLB) 
    University College Dublin (Postgraduate Diploma in Equality Studies)

    Professional

    Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland. Accredited mediator (CEDR).

    Accolades

    • Sources highlight Imelda Tierney 's attention to detail as a key strength, saying: "Nothing gets past her"  - Chambers Europe (2021).
    • "She is very effective at gathering expert reports and organising meetings with expert witnesses" - Chambers Europe (2021).
    • Imelda is recognised for exceptional standing in the legal community for her work in the areas of Healthcare and Life Sciences in The Legal 500 with clients highlighting her "unstinting willingness to engage with the organisation to understand the issues and provide solutions".
    • "a rock of magnificent sense, with a wealth of varied experience at the highest levels of legal practice in Ireland. Imelda knows how to reflect carefully, advise thoroughly, and act decisively in equal measure" - The Legal 500 (2020)

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