• Imelda Tierney




    +353 91 895315

    Practice Areas

    Healthcare, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Product Liability




    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.


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


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


    • "strong decision making abilities and strategic thinking... excellent mediation skills based on mutual respect." The Legal 500 (2022)
    • "A genuine and enthusiastic solicitor and a role model for junior staff."The Legal 500 (2022)
    • "has fantastic communication skills and a unique ability to lead a team through legal proceedings. Her ability to analyse and articulate complex issues is a particular strength." - Chambers Europe (2022).
    • 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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