Patrice O'Keeffe > Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP > Cork, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP

Work Department

Alternate Dispute Resolution and Healthcare


Partner in the Healthcare, Litigation & Mediation Departments


Patrice is instructed by insurers on behalf of a wide range of professionals, including doctors, hospitals, lawyers, accountants, engineers, insurance brokers and others. She is also a trusted adviser to professional indemnity insurers in relation to coverage disputes. She works in an environment with an emphasis on alternative dispute resolution and case management. Patrice is a CEDR accredited Mediator.

Patrice has experience in providing advice to healthcare providers on all aspects of healthcare law including consent to treatment, mental health issues, coroner’s court, clinical trials, regulatory matters, confidentiality, employment issues and risk management issues. She has specialist experience in defence of medical and dental negligence claims taken against hospitals as well as individual medical and dental practitioners.


  • Member of the Roll of Solicitors, Law Society of Ireland
  • Member of the Irish Taxation Institute
  • Member of the Roll of Solicitors, Law Society of England & Wales
  • Member of the Litigation Committee, Law Society of Ireland


  • Member of the Southern Law Association
  • BCL, UCC
  • LLM, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Tax Consultant, Irish Taxation Institute
  • CEDR Accredited Mediator

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Healthcare and life sciences

The sizeable healthcare team at Cork-based Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP specialises in the defence of medical negligence claims, acting for major insurers and the state’s largest indemnifier. It also has experience in regulatory matters in the healthcare sector. Eamon Harrington, who is noted for his strength in mediation as well as in large-scale medical negligence litigation, leads the team. Other key contacts include Patrice O’Keeffe, Hilda O’Keeffe, Alison Kelleher and Yvonne Joyce, all of whom specialise in healthcare disputes.