Award-winning solicitors have set up their own specialist medical and professional negligence practice. The new practice will focus on securing justice for clients and making the health service more accountable, say the partners.

The specialist medical negligence solicitors represent clients from all over the country, but their head office will be based in Greystones, Co. Wicklow. The firm is well recognised as being one of the leading medical negligence law firms in Ireland, with the solicitors having previously been crowned winners of Medical Negligence Law Firm of the Year at the Irish Law Awards.

Rachael Liston, Managing Partner

The managing partner of the firm, Rachael Liston, is best known for high profile cases involving baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital and exposing breast cancer misdiagnosis in St James’s Hospital. She won Dublin Solicitor of the Year at the Irish Law Awards in 2017. She has appeared in several Primetime Investigates programmes in relation to exposés in the Irish health system.

She says the new practice aims to secure justice for their clients, in a compassionate and professional manner. “We leave no stone unturned in our investigations and seek answers and apologies for our clients”.

We instruct leading medical experts throughout the world to advise and assist in relation to medical negligence actions.  We try to make sure that our client’s focus is on recovery and/or dealing with grief, rather than on the stress of litigation.  We strive to make the Irish health system a better place for all, so that mistakes of the past are not repeated.”

Rachael, originally from Cork, is a UCC law graduate and qualified as a solicitor in 2001.  Rachael began specialising in medical and professional negligence shortly after qualifying as a solicitor. She has practised in this complex area of law for almost 25 years.