Sinéad Keavey - Partner

Sinéad Keavey

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Sinéad is a Partner in Carson McDowell’s Healthcare Team and Head of Dublin Office. Sinéad joined Carson McDowell to lead its Dublin team in 2020 having spent 17 years working in the Litigation Department of William Fry Solicitors where she was appointed partner in 2014.

Sinéad is a leading Healthcare lawyer dealing with both contentious and advisory matters. She has advised a wide range of clients in the Healthcare sector in Ireland and internationally including consultants, hospitals, voluntary organisations, pharmacies and healthcare indemnifiers. She has acted in some of the most high profile and public Fitness to Practise Inquiries to come before the Irish Medical Council and also in Commissions of Investigation.

Sinéad has a particular interest in ethics having completed a Masters in Healthcare Ethics and Law in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Sinéad is also an experienced media lawyer having provided pre-publication advice to both national newspapers and independent television production companies.She has advised plaintiffs and defendants in defamation actions and has advised on the taking of injunctive relief preventing publication. Sinéad also advises corporate and individual clients on their concerns arising from television broadcasts, print and online media.

Interviewees appreciate Sinéad Keavey’s personal involvement in cases and note that she “pays a lot of attention to detail”. Chambers Europe 2020.

Interviewees say that Sinéad’s “strengths include complex healthcare inquiries and investigations, and she demonstrates considerable knowledge and expertise in this area”. Chambers Europe 2019.

Sinéad is a growing presence in healthcare litigation and is widely praised for her “attention to detail, determination, delivery of results within the timeframe and communication with clients”. Chambers Europe 2018

Sinéad is listed in Best Lawyers 2019 under the “The Best Lawyers in Ireland” for work in Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice.

Education and Qualifications:

Law Society of Northern Ireland-Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland (2020)

Law Society of Ireland-Certificate in Data Protection Practice (2016-2017)

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland-Master of Science (MSc), Healthcare Ethics and Law (2012-2014)

Law Society of Ireland-Certificate in Capacity and Mental Health Law (2010-2011)

Law Society of Ireland-Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland (2006)

University College Dublin-Diploma in Arbitration (2005-2006)

University of Limerick-Bachelor of Law, Law and European Studies (1997-2001)