Ms Rebecca Ryan > Matheson > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

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Partner in Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department


Rebecca Ryan is a partner in Matheson’s Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department and a recognised leader in her field, specialising in professional indemnity and product liability claims.

Rebecca acts for indemnity bodies, professionals and internationally focused companies doing business in and from Ireland with specialist knowledge in the healthcare and food and beverage sectors.  She advises them across a range of disputes and regulatory matters.  Rebecca is an accomplished advocate with a keen interest in mediation and alternative dispute resolution.  Having previously qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales, Rebecca has a broad perspective.

Rebecca leads Matheson’s innovation strategy.  She created the Smart@Matheson programme and Smart Group with the objective of sharing best practice and innovative ideas, adding value to clients, increasing efficiencies, minimising risk and recruiting and retaining the best talent.  Rebecca is a business leader in designing bespoke novel client offerings to deliver strategic commercial solutions to our clients.  Matheson recently launched a brand new Matheson CoderDojo, a volunteer programming club for young people, and hosted Ireland’s first legal blockchain hackathon as part of Matheson’s Smart programme.  Rebecca lectures to the industry and the Law Society of Ireland and is a regular contributor to leading Irish and international journals such as The Consultant, Irish Medical News and The Health Manager.  Rebecca co-authors the ‘Healthcare Enforcement and Litigation’ chapter for Ireland published in the multi-jurisdictional legal guide, ‘Getting the Deal Through’.  She is also a member of the Medico-Legal Society of Ireland.  Rebecca was a member of the Board of Governors of the Rotunda Hospital from 2014 to 2016.


Qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising); Sheffield Hallam University (LLB Hons).

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Ireland > Healthcare and life sciences

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Large-scale medical negligence litigation is a key area of strength for the team at Matheson, which acts for a number of professional indemnity bodies, insurers, private hospitals and healthcare providers. It also handles high-profile product liability and regulatory litigation, and represents medical practitioners in inquests, statutory inquiries and internal investigations. Practice head Rebecca Ryan has experience in medical negligence litigation, including catastrophic injury claims, and product liability actions, and is noted for her expertise in mediation.