Rebecca Ryan is a partner in the healthcare group in the commercial litigation and dispute resolution department at Matheson. She has over 18 years’ litigation experience in Ireland and the United Kingdom in clinical malpractice, professional negligence, product liability, diseases litigation and personal injury.
Rebecca is a leading healthcare lawyer and advises clinical practitioners and the Medical Protection Society on the defence of high-value and complex medical malpractice claims in the superior courts. Rebecca also appears before the Medical Council regarding regulatory proceedings, at inquests and other tribunals of inquiry held by bodies such as the Health Service Executive and the Health Information and Quality Authority. Rebecca provides general healthcare advice to healthcare professionals. Rebecca is an accomplished advocate with a keen interest in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. She advised on one of the first clinical negligence mediations to take place in Ireland.
Prior to joining Matheson in 2008, Rebecca qualified as a solicitor with UK law firm Russell Jones & Walker, practising in all areas of personal injury and disease litigation. During her time with RJW, Rebecca was involved in the pilot scheme for the pre-action protocol prior to its launch in 1999. She proactively pursues the opportunity to utilise her experience in developing a training programme for law firms in Ireland on the launch of the long-awaited Irish pre-action protocol. Rebecca was invited by Ms Justice Mary Irvine to make recommendations to the Working Group on Medical Negligence Litigation and the upcoming reforms based on her UK experience of CPR.
Rebecca lectures to the industry and the Law Society of Ireland on healthcare-related topics and is a regular contributor to leading healthcare journals.
Rebecca is a member of the Medico-Legal Society of Ireland and is also on the board of the Rotunda Hospital.