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Jennifer Henry

Partner


Jennifer is a Partner in our Healthcare & Medical team and has a broad range of experience in medico-legal matters. She practices primarily in the defence of medical malpractice High Court actions, helping hospitals, healthcare services, and medical professionals with complex alleged medical negligence claims.

Jennifer specialises in the defence of complex catastrophic injury claims, together with litigation relating to cervical cytology. She is a skilled litigator with extensive experience in handling high value medical negligence actions on an urgent and fast tracked basis. She also represents clients at Inquests and before the Irish Medical Council.

Jennifer advises hospital management and clinicians on medico-legal issues affecting medical practice including ethical issues, clinical risk management, retention of medical records, together with data protection queries.

Prior to joining the firm, Jennifer worked for a well-known international law firm where she acted for two of the largest private medical indemnifiers in respect of medical and dental malpractice claims and regulatory matters. She represented the interests of a large number of Lloyd’s market insurers providing private medical indemnity cover to private clinics and private consultants in the Irish market. She also advised and represented the interests of one of Ireland’s leading providers of health insurance.

Specialties

  • Medical Malpractice Law
  • Healthcare Law
  • Medico-Legal advice
  • Inquests
  • Irish Medical Council and disciplinary hearings

Representative Matters

  • Representing the interests of a number of major Irish Hospitals to include the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Beaumont Hospital, St Vincent’s University Hospital and Tallaght Hospital on the instruction of the Clinical Indemnity Scheme of the State Claims Agency

  • Acting for hospitals and medical practitioners in the defence of obstetric cases resulting in birth defects, to include cerebral palsy

  • Acting on behalf of Quest Diagnostics Inc, a US Fortune 500 company, in defence of a number of fast tracked professional negligence proceedings
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Areas of Expertise

Healthcare and Medical Law

Professional Memberships

Member of Law Society of Ireland

Education

University College Cork, BCL

Trinity College Dublin, M. Litt – Master of Literature (Constitutional Law)