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Ruth Finnerty

Partner, Galway Office

Ruth is a Partner, practising as part of our Healthcare Litigation team. She specialises in advising on clinical negligence cases, Coroner’s inquests, healthcare inquiries and regulatory matters. Her clients include public and private healthcare enterprises together with clinical, nursing and allied healthcare practitioners.

Ruth has represented medical professionals in the defence of clinical negligence claims at High Court, Circuit Court and Court of Appeal hearings on the instructions of their indemnifiers Medical Protection, Allianz and the State Claims Agency.

Ruth has also advised medical practitioners in relation to the defence of complaints to the Medical Council and Fitness to Practice proceedings. She represents healthcare practitioners at Coroner’s Inquests. She has also advised practitioners and institutions in relation to internal and external reviews. She has an extensive knowledge of the multiple fora of healthcare inquiries and the regulatory framework within which medical professionals and institutions operate.


University College Cork (BA Hons)
UCD Smurfit Business School (Diploma in Business Studies)
Law Society of Ireland (Certificate in Healthcare Law)


Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland.

Ruth is highly efficient, easily personable, and attentive – an excellent and polished litigator.
– The Legal 500 (2023)
smart, energetic, and phenomenally thorough lawyer, on top of her cases and minding their every move.
– The Legal 500
Ruth Finnerty is a very proactive and detailed solicitor. She has been a pleasure to work with.
– The Legal 500