Ms Marie Kinsella > Philip Lee > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Philip Lee

Work Department

Dispute Resolution. Healthcare. Regulatory


Marie is head of Philip Lee’s Healthcare Group and leads a team of highly experienced healthcare lawyers who advise on complex healthcare litigation and health and social care matters in Ireland. Marie specialises in healthcare and pharmaceutical law, public and administrative law, financial services regulation, statutory and non-statutory inquiries and regulatory and criminal investigations. Marie has been at the forefront in the development of healthcare and pharmaceutical regulation and healthcare jurisprudence in Ireland and the UK in both contentious and non-contentious matters for the last 20 years.

Marie also has very broad experience and in-depth expertise in advising on the conduct of regulatory and enforcement investigations and statutory and non-statutory inquiries specifically relating to regulatory compliance, constitutional law, the right to fair procedures, reputation management, criminal sanctions and reporting obligations. She has advised on and represented clients in some of the most high profile and complex investigations and inquiries in Ireland including the Commission of Investigation into deaths in Leas Cross Nursing Home, the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation, the Clinical Review of Portiuncla Maternity Services, the Portlaoise Inquiry and the ‘Scally’ Inquiry into CervicalCheck.


Law Society of Ireland

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Healthcare and life sciences

Philip Lee strengthened its ‘exceptional‘ practice with the arrival of Marie Kinsella, who joined from the Central Bank of Ireland in January 2020 to lead the team alongside life sciences specialist Anne Bateman, bringing extensive expertise in healthcare regulatory matters and investigations. The team is experienced in advising healthcare providers, regulators and major pharmaceutical companies on litigation, procurement and contractual matters, research arrangements and corporate transactions.

Ireland > Dispute resolution

Philip Lee stands out for its experience in acting for public bodies, advising regulators on investigations and enforcement as well as defending them against claims. The team also acts for private companies in a range of sectors, including telecoms, media, and financial services; the team’s healthcare expertise was bolstered in April 2020 by the arrival of Marie Kinsella. Practice head Damien Young has a broad practice, with Anne Bateman and Clare Cashin also noted.

Ireland > Banking and finance

Philip Lee is noted for its significant experience in media and project finance, where newly appointed managing partner Jonathan Kelly has particular expertise. The team also regularly advises on corporate lending and development finance, and expanded its financial services regulatory offering with the hire of Marie Kinsella from the Central Bank of Ireland in January 2020. Simon O’Neill acts for numerous major bank and non-bank lenders.