John Gleeson


John Gleeson is a partner in our Dispute Resolution and Healthcare and Medical Law teams. He specialises in medical malpractice litigation and medical law and is recognised as a leading expert in the area.

John's experience in his practice areas has earned him respect and trust among the medical and legal professions. He is frequently asked to advise on challenging and sensitive cases and is admired for his no-nonsense style.

Much of John's current practice centres on acting on behalf of hospitals and doctors in medical malpractice actions and he has been involved in many high profile medical cases which have been the subject of media spotlight. John has developed a particular specialist expertise in handling complex birth injury cases.  John also has a particular interest in mental healthcare law.


  • Medical Malpractice Law
  • Medical Law
  • Mental Health Law
  • Inquests

Representative Matters

  • Representing hospitals in the defence of medical malpractice actions.
  • Advising hospitals and clinicians on a wide range of medico legal issues including patient capacity and consent and adverse incident reviews.
  • Acting on behalf of hospitals and clinicians in connection with inquests.


Chambers & Partners, 2018

"Robust in his approach and hugely experienced."

Legal 500, 2018

John Gleeson is a “shrewd and excellent negotiator”. ​

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Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution Insurance and Risk Healthcare and Medical Law Life Sciences

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland


University College Dublin (BCL)