Anna Haines-Smyth - Associate
Anna is an associate in the healthcare team at Carson McDowell.
Anna graduated from Queen’s University of Belfast (LLB honours) and was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2013, and Northern Ireland in 2015.
Upon being admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, Anna joined Geldards LLP’s commercial dispute resolution team. Anna specialised in clinical negligence, advising patients and their families bringing civil claims against medical practitioners, NHS Trusts, and Welsh Health Boards.
In August 2015, Anna joined Carson McDowell’s healthcare team as an assistant solicitor and continues to specialise in claims. Anna works closely with head of healthcare, Roger McMillan and partner, Jacqueline McAleese, acting on behalf of medical defence organisations and representing the interests of medical practitioners. Anna advises medical defence organisations regarding liability and quantum in clinical negligence claims. She also liaises with healthcare trusts, private healthcare providers and patients’ solicitors.
Anna regularly provides healthcare law training to junior doctors, medical students and trainee solicitors / apprentices.
In 2016 Anna was a key member of the inaugural team to deliver the Lawyers in Schools programme (in partnership with Young Citizens) to secondary school children in Northern Ireland.
Anna also sits on the firm’s CSR committee and is actively involved in charitable fundraising.
The healthcare team at Carson McDowell is widely recognised as a leader in Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.