Avril Scally > Lavelle Partners > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Lavelle Partners

Work Department

Dispute Resolution/Medical Negligence


Partner and Head of Clinical Negligence


Avril Scally is a Partner and Head of Medical Negligence and Personal Injury at Lavelle Partners. She specialises in complex medical negligence claims and is vastly experienced in areas like psychiatric misdiagnosis, cancer misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, the CervicalCheck screening controversy, obstetric negligence, wrongful birth, nerve damage, negligent care and surgical negligence.

With more than 16 years’ experience in her field, Avril is well-known within the profession for representing a significant number of claimants in high-profile cases like the Hepatitis C Tribunal and the Surgical Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme.

She acts as a specialist advisor in relation to many  medical negligence claims including orthopaedic work, hepatitis and birth injuries including cerebral palsy and Erbs palsy.

She is a go-to expert in relation to complex medical negligence claims for many media outlets and often speaks on the topic of medical negligence at conferences and events and is an active member of the DSBA Litigation Committee. She has been a panel speaker for the Advanced Diploma in Medical Law in the Kings Inn.

In the press

Read Avril’s comments in the Irish Examiner following the French ruling in the ongoing PIP breast implants case. 

Read Avril’s thoughts on contracting Covid-19 in the workplace in The Medical Independent


  • Specialist in psychiatric misdiagnosis and negligence claims.
  • Specialist in relation to birth injury/cerebral palsy, Erbs palsy, child deafness and other obstetric claims.
  • Represents patients in delayed cancer diagnosis and medical misdiagnosis cases.
  • Represented many women who received incorrect smear results in the CervicalCheck screening programme.
  • Expert in brain injury claims.
  • Represented clients at the High-profile Hepatitis C Tribunal and the Surgical Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme.
  • Specialist in orthopaedic negligence claims.

 Awards/Professional recognition

  • Finalist in Medical Negligence Law FIrm of the Year at the Irish Law Awards, 2021
  • Medical Negligence Team of the Year, Global Law Experts, 2021
  • Medical Negligence Law Firm of the Year, Corporate INTL, 2020
  • Medical Negligence Team of the Year, Global Law Experts, 2020
  • Medical Negligence Law Firm of the Year, Corporate INTL, 2020

What our clients say

  • I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the amazing legal work Avril Scally and Lavelle partners did on my behalf. Avril and the team did everything in her power to help me to settle and resolve my case. I am so grateful for her passion, dedication, and professionalism. I’ve never hired solicitor before, but Lavelle Partners are no doubt the best company I could have ever worked with.Thank you so much!!!

           Anna Nakoskina, medical negligence client, 2022

  • I found Avril compassionate in her approach, very aware of the delicacy of the situation. I trusted her and the team completely and knew they’d do everything possible to ensure I was appropriately compensated. 

Medical negligence client, 2022

  • It’s obvious that Avril is hugely experienced in negligence cases. She asks the right questions and I found the whole process efficient and I always felt I was in safe hands.

Medical negligence client, 2021

  • The Team at Lavelle Partners are very professional, really easy to deal with. They kept me informed every step of the way and I was happy with the outcome. 

Medical negligence client, 2021

  • They brought in medical experts to review my files and made it very easy to see where my case had been negligently handled. I couldn’t fault them, their attention to detail and ability to ask the right questions is really second-to-none. 

Medical negligence client, 2020


    • Member of AVMA (Action Against Medical Accident),
    • Member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers)
    • Member of the Litigation Committee of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
    • Law Society of Ireland
    • Consulegis


  • LLB (Hons) 1997
  • Diploma in Commercial Litigation, Law Society, 2008