Rachael Liston

Managing Partner
Rachael Liston

Rachael qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and specialises in medical negligence. She has more than 20 years of experience in representing victims of medical negligence.

She won Dublin Solicitor of the Year at the Irish Law Awards in 2017. Rachael and her team also won Medical Negligence Law Firm of the Year at the Irish Law Awards in 2019.

Rachael is best known for high profile cases involving baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital and Portiuncula Hospital. She was also involved in exposing breast cancer misdiagnosis cases in St James’s Hospital. She appeared on Prime Time Investigates programme on a number of occasions relating to medical negligence investigations surrounding maternity care at Portlaoise Hospital, Portiuncula Hospital, cancer misdiagnoses at St. James’s Hospital, sexual abuse cases in Naas General Hospital and organ incineration in Cork University Hospital.

Rachael has a wealth of experience in successfully representing victims of medical negligence throughout Ireland. She leaves no stone unturned in investigating cases of medical negligence and offers compassionate and expert advice to individuals and families who have suffered serious and often catastrophic injuries because of medical mistakes and surgical errors. Rachael has experience in all areas of medical negligence.

Rachael represents families at inquests throughout the country. She has been involved in many high-profile inquests which have provided much-needed answers to families left behind following the death of a loved one.


Recent cases include:

Roland Doherty v HSE – Roland’s wife passed away at University Hospital Limerick due to numerous failings in care including the failure to carry out CT scans and failing to consider that she was suffering from intra-abdominal haemorrhage.

Murran v HSE – claim against Portiuncula Hospital as a result of a failure to identify and treat a subarachnoid haemorrhage resulting in a bleed to the brain and permanent catastrophic injuries.

Hunt v HSE – claim against Mayo University Hospital as a result of the death of a baby prior to delivery.

Dunne v Coombe Hospital – cerebral palsy claim relating to a subdural haemorrhage caused by excessive force during the delivery and subsequent delay in diagnosing and treating meningitis.

Singh – inquest into death of Ahana Singh as a result of a failure by clinicians at Temple Street Hospital to identify and treat Strep A and sepsis.

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland
Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
AVMA (Action for Victims of Medical Accidents)
Professional Negligence Lawyers Association
Tel: +353 (0)1-9123240

Client Testimonials

“Rachael was always there for me, to answer my questions, my phone calls, and she was always patient. I always felt that she really cared about me, my case, doing her best to help me find the answers I needed and that were able to be answered. I was impressed especially when I saw Rachael and the team members at the inquest. You were, and still are, a super team, looking for all the details, not forgetting a comma, a point, no details would escape you. Thank you for your fight, words, true care and hard work. You will be always in my mind and heart.

You helped me in every step, to make sure that I took care of myself and to remind me I was never alone. Closing this chapter in my life has been very important. I now have the opportunity to start over, try again, and find happiness. I would not be where I am now, without you. Thank you.”

“Dear Rachael, Perhaps it is because you deal with medical negligence and all the grief that so often entails, but I was struck, and appreciated, how you so quickly recognised how distressing the past several years have been for me.”
“Rachael, on behalf of the family I wish to thank you for all you achieved for the family at Mediation. It is a great relief to us all that the case has been settled. We can never thank you enough.”
“Affording me the opportunity for justice in medical negligence Rachael Liston, in succeeding in winning the case – undid a great deal of hurt and ultimately restored my faith in human nature. For that I am very grateful.”