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Rachael O’Shaughnessy

Senior Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445594
E: [email protected] .ie

Rachael O’Shaughnessy is a Senior Associate Solicitor in our litigation department and joined the firm in 2015, having trained and worked in a leading international law firm.

Specialising in medical negligence and personal injuries litigation, she represents private clients in the Circuit Court, High Court and Court of Appeal and also has experience in mediation.

Rachael deals with medical negligence claims arising from the administration of incorrect medical treatment, surgical errors and hospital clerical errors, as well as acting in dental negligence cases. She is also skilled in dealing with fatal injury claims as a result of medical negligence and advises and provides representation at Coroner’s Inquests.

Rachael practices in all areas of personal injury litigation including road traffic accidents, public liability, product liability (including medical devices), employer’s liability and maritime claims. She advises clients on applications to the Injuries Board including fatal injury claims and claims made on behalf of minors.

Rachael has previously advised leading insurers in respect of liability and coverage issues from pre-action through to trial in the non-jury list and has also provided non-contentious advice in respect of policy wording and legislation.

  • Tutor in the University of Limerick
  • Member of the Law Society of Ireland
  • Member of the Mid-West Lean Network
  • Member of the Darkness into Light Limerick Committee
  • Committee Member of the Limerick Solicitors’ Bar Association.
  • University of Limerick, LLB
  • Diploma in Employment Law, Law Society of Ireland
  • Diploma in Healthcare Law, Law Society of Ireland
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Ireland
Insurance litigation, defamation and environmental disputes are key areas of strength at Holmes O'Malley Sexton, which is also increasingly active in contentious construction matters. The team, which is based across the firm's offices in Dublin and Limerick, also regularly handles litigation in the public sector, including judicial review proceedings and regulatory matters for healthcare and education entities. Managing partner Harry Fehily is active in a range of commercial disputes and also strong for mediation. Other key contacts include new partners Michael Murphy, who specialises in financial services and insurance litigation, with additional expertise in data protection matters, and Pat McInerney, who regularly acts for public sector bodies.
Dispute Resolution – Legal 500 EMEA 2020
Winner of Best Employer: Talent Development and Workplace Wellness Award 2017
Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards
Winner of Munster Law Firm of the Year 2012, 2014 and 2015
Irish Law Awards

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