Partner, Galway Office
Imelda is a Partner, practising as part of the Healthcare Litigation team. She 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).
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