Ms Olive Doyle > ByrneWallace LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

ByrneWallace LLP
88 Harcourt Street
Saint Kevin's
DO2 DK18

Work Department

Health and Social Care


Partner, Health and Social Care


Partner Olive Doyle is a specialist in Healthcare Law advising on diverse range of matters to public and private sector clients. Olive has 26 years’ experience as a solicitor including over 20 years’ experience working in the healthcare sector. This extensive experience across a wide range of areas has led her to specialise in Mental Health Law. Recognised as a leading practitioner in Mental Health Law in Ireland and has been at the forefront of all major developments in this niche area.

Olive has managed litigation on substantial constitutional and public law matters and provided specialist advice on legal issues and statutory developments, and has been legal advisor in many landmark cases for over the years.


  • Law Society Working Group to draft Code of Practice under the Assisted Decision -Making (Capacity) Act, 2015.
  • Law Society’s Mental Health & Capacity Task Force Committee
  • The Medico Legal Society
  • Dublin Solicitors Bar Association Mental Health and Capacity Committee


  • Diploma and a Certificate in Legal Studies
  • Admitted as a Solicitor (Law Society of Ireland, 1994)

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Healthcare and life sciences

(Leading individuals)

Olive DoyleByrneWallace LLP

ByrneWallace LLP has demonstrated a strong commitment to the healthcare and life sciences sectors, particularly in regulatory, transactions and disputes matters. The firm has developed dedicated teams for both life sciences and healthcare, and has become a recognised leader in the market. This includes working with start-ups right through to IPOs and beyond. Colin Sainsbury leads the life sciences team, with child protection and child care specialist Sinead Kearney  heading the healthcare services group. Olive Doyle  is a leader in mental health law and Catherine Dowling is an emerging talent.

Ireland > Public sector

The public sector practice at ByrneWallace LLP is notable for its breadth, providing comprehensive advice to public bodies on their operations. Practice head Michelle Ní Longáin specialises in employment law, and is particularly active in advising public sector clients on protected disclosure law. The team also represents clients in litigation, including judicial review proceedings, with Jon Legorburu a key figure in contentious work. Health and social care is a particular sector of focus for the practice; Sinéad Kearney and Olive Doyle specialise in this area. Litigator Sean O’Donnell handles regulatory enforcement proceedings and is also engaged by clients to advice on the response to cyberattacks.