We speak up for you. We stand up for you. We represent you.

We are O’Reilly Stewart Healthcare. We are the first specialist healthcare law firm in Northern Ireland, representing patients and their families in all aspects of healthcare practice.

We are a dynamic, strategic and innovative legal practice. We marry an unparalleled wealth of “know-how” and experience with a commitment to a modern, responsive and professional practice.

We are at the cutting edge of practice and procedure in the North of Ireland. We contribute to, and participate in, the statutory and professional committees which regulate and guide the practice of healthcare law. We are educators, teachers and mentors.

We are a bespoke healthcare firm, comprising a formidable array of leading healthcare expertise, offering a full client service across all areas of healthcare practice. At a glance we provide help and assistance in clinical negligence, coroners’ inquests, human rights, product safety/liability, birth trauma, brain and spinal injury. We have acted in, and resolved, some of the most complex and high value personal injury matters in Northern Ireland. We are tireless and fearless solicitor advocates, providing a one stop, end-to-end personal service to our clients before our Courts.

We are guided, first and foremost, by our goal to secure for you, our client, the best, most efficient, and speedy resolution of your query.

We are O’Reilly Stewart, Healthcare.


Our Healthcare Experts

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“Dionne Darragh has been a superb help over the last few years. She has been extremely caring for her client, professional and dealt with every aspect of my case with due care and diligence. 
I am very appreciative of the help and support provided by Dionne to bring my case to a swift and highly satisfactory settlement. 
I would hope to not need to utilise her services again but if I ever needed a solicitor in her field of expertise again I would highly recommend her, as she was an exceptional example of professionalism at its best.”
“I would recommend Mr Mullarkey to anyone who finds themselves in our situation. He was always honest regarding the case and would never make any promises he could not fulfil. He fought our daughter’s corner every step of the way. His knowledge and expertise in this area has been proven by the outcome of the case…A case such as this has a lot of emotions involved due to its nature. As well as being our solicitor, Mr Mullarkey had also to deal with our emotions in this long and difficult process. He was more than understanding and was always there to talk to when needed. He advised every step of the way regarding any decisions to be made. I cannot sing his praises enough and will remain our daughter’s solicitor now that the case has ended”
Shona and Chris
“I would willingly provide testimonial as regards my complete satisfaction as to how my case was dealt with. I liked that I was kept very well informed about how my case was progressing. I found that the advice given to me was very straightforward. I don’t see anything that could be improved”
Mr M
“Patrick Mullarkey came across as being professional, capable and trustful. They kept us well informed. Rosemary was excellent at her job...A very professional and knowledgeable firm. They guided us from start to finish and made the whole process as simple as possible firm. ”
“A friendly and highly professional service provided by O'Reilly Stewart. Mr Mullarkey made all aspects of handling this case simple and straightforward. He is an outstanding solicitor, with his team he has brought my case to a most satisfactory closure”
Mrs M C
“Paddy Mullarkey was our solicitor and he was always very clear and concise in his communication. We could not have found a solicitor with a better understanding of the pertinent issues around our case, or with more tenacity against a Trust who were not as focused on the relevant aspects of the medical records as they should have been. We would highly recommend him to anyone with thoughts of a claim or need of a solicitor.”
Alan and Sarah
“I was continuously impressed by both Paddy and Rosemary on numerous occasions, their professionalism, charisma and commitment throughout the whole case sealed my confidence in them. My family and I will always be grateful for this. Thank you once again, you are a credit to your profession.”
A.M. and family
“My experience of dealing with O'Reilly Stewart was excellent from start to finish. Kevin kept me informed throughout the process and was extremely easy to engage with.”
“... I know that you deal with difficult situations daily and I am sure that can be very hard. I would like to thank you for all of your efforts and sympathy in my daughter’s case. Losing my daughter has been absolutely devastating for us as a family. One positive to come out of it is seeing the generosity of people who we had not even met, who just wanted to help in any way that they could. People like you and Dr Pearse. I cannot describe how grateful we are to both of you... I needed to know that I’d done all that I could for my precious little baby. You have helped me toward reaching some kind of peace. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Judith and David
“Paddy Mullarkey and Rosemary have been kind, sensitive and hugely supportive to our family during these very difficult years. Paddy and his team provided an excellent service to our family following the sudden death of our mother... helping us through a very difficult process. Our sincerest thanks.”
William and Family
“Thank you all for your hard work and support, we very much appreciated all that you did.”
“I am delighted this is over for the family. You thanked me, but I am very conscious of the fact that it was you who personally drove this with vigour. A lesser advocate would not have achieved this result. Frankly my input was negligible – and indeed it was you who persuaded me (correctly) to adopt a more hawkish tone than I might have done. It should also be noted that it was you who pushed for the disclosure of the details of the timings of the notification of the abnormal LFTs to the ward – which was the killer blow for the Defendant.”
Richard Porter
Expert Witness and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
“Again, thank you so much for all your help over the last two years. It is as if a layer of stress has been lifted from us since the inquest has been completed! That is something at least and you have exposed the lack of care provided to S and the poor staffing at Daisy Hill which is what we wanted from the outset. Thank you.... We actually do feel that one chapter of our story regarding S's death has come to a close. I don't believe we would have gotten as far as we did had we not chosen yourself as our solicitor from the outset. You remained calm and rational at all times even when I'm sure we were having many hard days. Yours is a very tough job and you conducted yourself as a true professional from start to finish. ”
Pattie and Paul
“Undoubtedly one of the very best Med. Neg. lawyers in the U.K. Extremely bright, efficient and thorough, leaving no stone unturned in his quest for justice for his clients. I have enormous respect for him.”
Richard Pearse
Expert Witness, Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician
“Just a little note to express our deepest gratitude for all your professional and personal endeavours throughout our legal journey towards final answers for us and compensation for J. It is a long time since I first met you, about seven and a half years, with little to go other than my statement, gut feeling and a lack of transparency from the health professionals. Thank you so much for not quitting on pursuing the truth… for such a positive and life changing result. You were too kind in your praise for my help with the case but the sentiment is much appreciated, as was your professionalism and utmost tenacity and attention to every detail… Deepest gratitude once again…”
Liz and Alan
“In particular I wanted to acknowledge Paddy’s extraordinary work over the past number of years in bringing a case which had lagged in the doldrums of representation to such a fruitful conclusion. When I first met (our expert) in London for consultation he informed me that Paddy was the single most outstanding solicitor on the Island of Ireland. We humbly concur. Oren and I collectively appreciated his capacity to call things straight, to be efficient to measure that puts some of our Wall Street colleagues to shame, and to maintain a sense of humour and good sense throughout. His deft fine-tuned analysis was always on the money… Oren and I particularly appreciated his personal support to us both as we travelled a road (by legal means) which involved much more for us than the application of rules and precedents to relevant legal facts We are in your debt…”
Fionnuala and Oren
Maeve Stella and Zoe
“Just a few lines to say a big thank you for your time and expert advice relating to my brother Martin’s sudden death. This has been a very painful and difficult journey but the sensitive and professional manner in which you advised us has helped us greatly in looking at things differently…”
Agnes Jill and Michael
“You displayed tremendous professionalism throughout and we were always confident we were in good hands. Mena and I are absolutely delighted with the outcome.”
Mena and Frank
“You will never know how much your commitment to my case has meant to me and my family. I am now able to move on from this, knowing that I was at least listened to and it was acknowledged that my treatment was not right. You always dealt with me honestly and treated my family with respect. Thank you so much for your hard work…you have restored my faith in the legal system and I didn’t think I would ever be able to say that… I will always remember your efforts.”
“Just a little note to say thank you so much for all your hard work, the Judge was right to compliment you, you are very special and a great solicitors…”
Terry, Geraldine and Simon

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