Medico Legal Advisory Team

Niall Rooney

Legal Counsel

Niall Rooney

Niall Rooney joins the Medisec team with a wealth of litigation and healthcare experience gained over the past decade. Niall qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 2004, with a Bachelor of Laws degree, before completing his professional training and being admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland in 2009 and in England and Wales in 2010.

Prior to joining Medisec, Niall was a senior member of the Healthcare teams in Matheson and Eversheds Sutherland respectively, where he advised medical professionals and both public and private healthcare providers in relation to some of the most high profile medical negligence claims and Medical Council complaints in recent years.

Niall has advised and guided medical professionals through every stage of medical negligence claims, always with the aim of satisfactorily resolving claims as speedily as possible. Niall adopts a very analytical and calm approach to the management of claims to proactively pursue the agreed case strategy to a conclusion. Niall also has considerable expertise advising in relation to Medical Council complaints, having successfully assisted numerous medical practitioners in relation to their response to complaints and where necessary at Fitness to Practise Inquiries, hearings in relation to sanction and applications to the High Court. Niall has also significant experience advising medical practitioners in relation to Coronial Inquests, HSE and / or HIQA investigations, and on a wide range of medico-legal queries and challenges that can arise on a day to day basis in the healthcare sector. Niall has previously lectured on the Law Society’s Healthcare Diploma, and he regularly delivers presentations and publishes articles on topical legal issues.

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