We are pleased to announce the appointment of Marie Kinsella as head of Philip Lee’s Healthcare Group. Marie will lead a team of highly experienced healthcare lawyers who advise on complex healthcare litigation and health and social care matters in Ireland. Philip Lee is one of a small number of firms in Ireland to have a full service offering on all issues affecting the public and private healthcare sector in Ireland.
The team has particular expertise in healthcare litigation and risk management, elder, disability and mental health law, patient safety, primary care, pharmacy regulations, health and safety law, food hygiene and tobacco regulations, regulatory and criminal investigations and public inquiries, and defamation and reputational management. Clients of the group include the Health Service Executive and the National Treatment Purchase Fund.
Commenting on the appointment, Marie said, “Since joining Philip Lee, I have been very impressed by the enthusiastic and innovative healthcare team. They have a deep understanding of the healthcare landscape in Ireland and a very well-deserved reputation for being one of the best healthcare teams in country. I am delighted to be working with and leading the team.”
Marie joined the firm as a partner in January 2020. In addition to having a clinical background, she previously worked in two leading UK healthcare law firms advising the NHS, Capsticks in London and Hempsons in Manchester, before returning to Ireland where she was a partner in the healthcare team in another leading law firm. She has over 22 years’ experience of advising clients in the area of healthcare law and brings a wealth of specialist expertise in the sector to the firm.
Commenting on Marie Kinsella’s appointment, Jonathan Kelly, Philip Lee’s managing partner said, “Philip Lee has been advising clients in the health sector in Ireland for over 20 years. Marie has been at the forefront of healthcare regulation for a similar period and her appointment adds significant depth of experience to our established healthcare practice.”