Sinead Keavey


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Sinéad is a Partner in William Fry's Litigation & Dispute Resolution department. She is a leading Healthcare lawyer dealing with both contentious and advisory matters.  Sinéad advises a wide range of clients in the Healthcare sector in Ireland and internationally including consultants, hospitals, voluntary organisations, pharmacies and healthcare indemnifiers.  Sinéad has a particular interest in ethics having recently completed a Masters in Healthcare Ethics and Law in the Royal College of Surgeons.

Sinéad is also an experienced media lawyer and a key member of William Fry's Reputation Management Group which sees her advising corporate and individual clients on their concerns arising from television broadcasts, print and online media. 

Sinéad is a lead Partner of William Fry's Corporate Social Responsibility mission and is passionate about leveraging professional knowledge to support our local community and charitable causes.

Experience highlights includes:

  • Representing the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in judicial review proceedings.
  • Defending consultants in public and high profile Fitness to Practise Inquiries, at Coroner's Inquests and Commissions of Investigation.
  • Representing clients in defamation actions relating to print and online content including the negotiation of published apologies and settlements. 
  • Representing clients before numerous regulatory bodies including the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement, the Central Bank of Ireland, the Chartered Accountants Regulatory Board and the Irish Medical Council.
  • Advising on public and private Consultant's contracts including in relation to disputes with the Health Service Executive and with healthcare insurers.

Interviewees appreciate Sinéad's personal involvement in cases and note that "she pays a lot of attention to detail." Chambers Europe 2020

Interviewees say that Sinéad Keavey'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 Best Lawyers in Ireland' for work in Health Care and Life Sciences Practice.

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