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Kevin Power

Partner


Kevin leads our Healthcare and Medical Law team, specialising in healthcare and life sciences law & regulation. He is a former practising medical doctor, which gives him a particular insight into the issues and challenges facing the healthcare sector.

He advises a number of Ireland’s major obstetric, general and psychiatric hospitals in both public and private sectors, for the Clinical Indemnity Scheme, and for a number of leading Irish & multinational pharmaceutical, medical device and food companies. He has particular expertise in the defence of complex high value clinical negligence cases, advocacy and product liability litigation. Kevin also advises a wide range of clients in the healthcare and life sciences sectors on various regulatory issues including advertising, product safety & recall and regulatory enforcement. 

Specialties

  • Medical Malpractice Law
  • Healthcare Law
  • Mental Health Law
  • Advocacy/Inquests
  • Regulatory Law: Pharmaceutical, Healthcare & Food 

Representative Matters

Representative: Acting for hospitals, healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical/medical device companies in the defence of clinical negligence and product liability litigation, including:

  • The Clinical Indemnity Scheme of the State Claims Agency in defence of multiple proceedings on behalf of Tallaght, Beaumont, Mater & other major Irish Hospitals
  • On behalf of Quest Diagnostics Inc, a US Fortune 500 company, in defence of professional negligence proceedings
  • A €5m settlement in respect of a Plaintiff who suffered a ruptured posterior communicating aneurysm and associated stroke and catastrophic injuries;
  • Allergan Ltd in the defence of product liability proceedings

     

  • Advisory: Acting for hospitals and clinicians on a wide range of legal, ethical & regulatory issues including patient capacity, consent, corporate and clinical governance, clinical trials and investigations of medical devices, risk management policies and data protection/freedom of information law in the healthcare sector.

Recommendations

Chambers and Partners, 2018

"Has both the legal skills and medical training to provide outstanding advice." 

Legal 500, 2018

Kevin Power is “skilled at giving very complex regulatory advice in a commercial manner”.

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

Kevin is a frequent speaker on healthcare related topics, including:

  • Seminar on the Reform of the Mental Health Act (co-hosted by MHC and St Patrick’s Mental Health Services)
  • ‘General Practitioners and the Law’ to the Law and General Practice Seminar Series, Sutherland School of Law, UCD (January 2018)
  • Google+
  • LinkedIn

Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution Healthcare and Medical Law Food, Beverage & Agriculture Life Sciences Product Regulation & Consumer Law

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland

Register of medical practitioners (Ireland) (formerly)

Institutional Review Board, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

Education

University College Dublin, BCL; Hons

University College Dublin, MB BCh BAO

Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in Employment Law

Keele University, Certificate in Research Ethics