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Top medical negligence lawyer joins O’Reilly Stewart

Paddy Mullarkey with senior partner Imelda McMillan and managing partner Joe Moore.

O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors has hired high profile clinical negligence partner Patrick Mullarkey, securing the firm’s position as the leading healthcare plaintiff firm in Northern Ireland.


Mullarkey, who has spent his career successfully bringing civil actions in medical cases of negligence on behalf of patients against both Trusts and doctors, leaves BLM Solicitors after 22 years.


The appointment bolsters the clinical negligence department at the May Street-based O’Reilly Stewart, further building on its track record of success in some of the largest medical compensation actions to be conducted in Northern Ireland.


Managing Partner at the firm, Joe Moore said; “As a Chambers and Partners Band 1 ranked Clinical Negligence lawyer, one of the leaders in his field, we are immensely proud to welcome Paddy Mullarkey to O’Reilly Stewart. It is a hugely significant appointment for the firm.


“Paddy has a wealth of experience in providing advice to patients, specialising in cases of the utmost severity including cerebral palsy, quadriplegia and brain damage.


“We are very much looking forward to Paddy’s contribution to what is already one of the most capable and talented clinical negligence teams in Northern Ireland.”


Paddy Mullarkey said; “I am absolutely delighted to be joining O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors and I am very excited about further developing the firm’s already excellent healthcare offering.


“I believe that we now offer, to our established and prospective clients, an unrivalled depth of experience and “know-how” in all matters touching upon the public’s interaction with healthcare services, from Litigation and Coronial Inquests, to professional regulation and Alternative Dispute Resolution/ Mediation.”


Paddy is a member of the Clinical Negligence SubCommittee, a Committee chaired by the Senior Queen’s Bench Judge and a co-opted member of the Law Society Committee on Clinical Negligence.