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Matheson

70 SIR JOHN ROGERSON'S QUAY, DUBLIN 2, IRELAND
Tel:
Work +353 1 232 2000
Fax:
Fax +353 1 232 3333
DX:
2 DUBLIN
Email:
Web:
www.matheson.com
Cork, Dublin, London, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco

Tom Hayes

Tel:
Work +353 1 232 2744
Email:
Matheson

Work Department

Partner and Head of Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department

Position

Tom is a partner and head of the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department at Matheson.  He also heads the Healthcare Group.

He advises corporates, hospitals, healthcare organisations, professionals and their insurers concerning malpractice and product liability litigation in high value and complex cases as well as offering general advice on healthcare related issues.  He regularly represents professionals in relation to malpractice claims, statutory inquiries, inquests and professional disciplinary proceedings and has been involved in some of the most high profile disciplinary Inquiries before the Irish Medical Council, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in recent years.

He has worked extensively with clients on developing strategies to ensure cases are dealt with efficiently and cost effectively with an emphasis on minimising legal spend and, in appropriate cases, resolving claims quickly. He has a strong interest in alternative dispute resolution and has successfully mediated a number of claims.

Tom has lectured extensively on healthcare related topics including risk management, patient safety and the management of claims and professional disciplinary litigation generally.

Education

Qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales (non-practising); VIC and NSW Australia (non-practising); Member of Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL); BA (Hons) Law and Politics.


Ireland

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The members of Matheson's team 'engage thoroughly with the subject at hand and are anxious to move the matter forward: they are decision makers'. Clients range from financial institutions and property developers to insurance companies and large multinationals. Tom Hayes heads the team; Sharon Daly and April McClements 'use a common-sense approach to solving any issues and are open to finding novel solutions'; and Nicola Dunleavy is another key contact. Highlights included acting for a financial institution in complex, multi-jurisdictional litigation arising from the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme fraud.

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Healthcare and life sciences

Within: Leading individuals

Tom Hayes - Matheson

Within: Healthcare and life sciences

Matheson is 'the go-to practice for complex, high-profile and sensitive cases', with 'an agile team with exceptionally strong insight into clients' needs'. Tom Hayes leads the healthcare and life sciences group; he and 'legal supernova' Rebecca Ryan, who is praised for her 'innovation' and 'warm intelligence', specialise in defending clinical practitioners against medical negligence claims, as well as handling product liability litigation. Michael Finn focuses on the regulation and commercialisation of medical products and devices and on disputes in the life sciences and medical technology sectors, including contentious IP matters.

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