Cliona Christle is a Partner in the Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. She is also joint Head of the Firm’s Life Sciences and Healthcare Group. Her expertise is in litigation, medical and healthcare law.
Cliona has represented healthcare clients including hospitals and members of the medical and nursing profession for over 20 years. As a litigator, she specialises in professional indemnity, medical negligence, product liability and employer liability claims. She has represented clients in statutory and non statutory inquires and investigations, most recently the HIQA investigation into Tallaght Hospital, as well as before ministerial committees appointed in disciplinary matters.
On the advisory side, Cliona advises on a wide range of legal and regulatory issues for healthcare clients, including human assisted reproduction, clinical trials, legal and ethical issues in medical research, data protection law, freedom of information law, confidentiality, consent, mental health law, infectious diseases/disease surveillance, risk management and child protection issues.
Cliona is recommended in a number of legal directories. "Cliona is a skilled dispute resolution lawyer and commend her expertise in advising hospitals" (Chambers Europe 2013) and "She is widely recognised for her ability in the area of medical negligence, professional indemnity and product liability" (Chambers Europe 2012). Cliona is also recognised in PLC Which Lawyer? 2010, 2011 and 2012 - for Healthcare, Chambers Europe 2008, 2010 and 2011 and in The Legal 500 2007 and 2008 - for Life Sciences.
- BCL, University College Dublin, 1983
- Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 1987
- CEDR qualified mediator 2007