For the first time, AvMA’s popular Medical Negligence and Access to Justice in Ireland Today conference will be taking place online, from 09.30 – 13.00 on 24 February 2021. The event will cover the major issues currently affecting medical negligence litigation, patient safety and access to justice in Ireland, and highlighting the impact of Covid. Delegates will get to ask questions to the speakers during the live Q&A at the end of the event. At such an important time for those working in medical law and patient safety in Ireland, this is a very timely event that you cannot afford to miss.


09.30 Chair’s Welcome and AvMA Update
Peter Walsh, Chief Executive, AvMA

09.40 Legal implications of hospital / nursing home acquired Covid-19 infections and delayed treatment as a result of Covid-19
Marian Fogarty, Associate Solicitor, Cantillons Solicitors

10.05 Damages in Catastrophic Injury Cases – what’s the best option?
Michael Boylan, Founding Partner, Michael Boylan Litigation Law Firm

10.45 Break

10.50 Update on case law and legislative changes affecting medical negligence cases
Ciara Davin BL, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library

11.35 Recent Developments in Costs in Medical Negligence Cases
Shane Galligan, Partner, Behan & Associates

12.20 Live Q&A with the speakers

13.00 Close


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  • February 24, 2021
    9:30 am - 1:00 pm