Partner, Cork Office
Peter is a Partner, practising as part of the Healthcare Litigation team. He has extensive experience in handling complex high value claims, including professional negligence and clinical negligence and acts on behalf of a number of leading indemnifiers. Peter provides specialist advices on Inquest hearings and Professional Medical complaints to a range of healthcare clients and also represents a number of Nursing Home Facilities.
Peter has been involved in advising Statutory Bodies on the issues of Administrative Law, Child Law and Education Law in the context of children’s rights. Prior to joining RDJ, he developed a dual experience in Criminal and Family Law.
He was Former President of the Southern Law Association (2014-2015), Council Member of the Law Society of Ireland (2013 -2016) and currently sits on the Law Society Client Complaints and Relations Committee.
“Informed Consent”, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery Core Curriculum, June 2017, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin
University College Cork (BCL)
University of Aristotle, Thessalonika (LLB)
Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland.
Peter Groarke is very knowledgeable of the healthcare industry– The Legal 500
very impressive in legal knowledge, engaging, supportive and has great interpersonal skills. He is always up to date on the latest developments.– The Legal 500 (2022)
Peter Groarke is an enviable combination of straightforward, tough, smart, and likeable.– The Legal 500
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