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Marie Kinsella "truly understands her clients and knows instinctively the right thing to do."

Chambers Europe, 2022


Marie Kinsella "truly understands her clients and knows instinctively the right thing to do."

Chambers Europe, 2022

Marie Kinsella



Marie is a partner specialising in healthcare and pharmaceutical law, public and administrative law, financial services regulation, statutory and non-statutory inquiries and regulatory and criminal investigations.


Marie is head of Philip Lee’s Healthcare Group and leads a team of highly experienced healthcare lawyers who advise on complex healthcare litigation and health and social care matters in Ireland.


“Marie Kinsella is a standout healthcare lawyer.” Legal 500, 2021


Marie has been at the forefront in the development of healthcare and pharmaceutical regulation and healthcare jurisprudence in Ireland and the UK in both contentious and non-contentious matters for the last 20 years.


Marie also has very broad experience and in-depth expertise in advising on the conduct of regulatory and enforcement investigations and statutory and non-statutory inquiries specifically relating to regulatory compliance, constitutional law, the right to fair procedures, reputation management, criminal sanctions and reporting obligations.  She has advised on and represented clients in some of the most high profile investigations and inquiries in Ireland including the Commission of Investigation into deaths in Leas Cross Nursing Home, the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation, the Portlaoise Inquiry and the ‘Scally’ Inquiry into CervicalCheck.  More recently, during her time at the Central Bank of Ireland, she was an enforcement manager on the high profile and complex tracker mortgage investigation.


Marie qualified as a solicitor in the UK and worked in two leading law firms in the UK representing numerous NHS hospitals in complex clinical negligence cases and advising on healthcare regulatory matters.  On her return to Ireland in 2004, she worked in a leading law firm advising on healthcare, pharmaceutical and health and safety regulation prior to joining the enforcement division in the Central Bank of Ireland.  She joined Philip Lee in 2019.


Prior to joining the Central Bank, Marie was a member of Health and Social Care Professionals Council (CORU) and Chair of the Professional Practice Advisory Committee (PPAC) in relation to the regulated professions.  She was also a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health and Capacity Task Force.


Marie regularly gives talks and provides instructional seminars to clients on a range of topics.

quotes Marie breaks complex issues down into bite-size pieces. Chambers Europe, 2021

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