Kevin Hegarty

Associate Solicitor - Healthcare & Litigation

Kevin Hegarty

Kevin Hegarty

Associate Solicitor - Healthcare & Litigation

  028 9032 1000

Kevin is an Associate in our Litigation department, specialising in Healthcare and Civil Litigation.

Kevin graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 2008, and completed a Masters in Innovation, Law and Technology in 2009 at the University of Edinburgh. He qualified as a solicitor in Northern Ireland in 2012. He qualified in the Republic of Ireland in 2015 and continues to practise both North and South of the border. He also qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2015.

From a healthcare perspective, Kevin has significant experience in both defending and pursuing medical negligence claims. He has been involved in high value litigation in Ireland in cases relating to surgical error, delays in diagnosis, and birth trauma. Kevin’s practice now focuses mainly on pursuing claims on behalf of patients against Healthcare providers across Ireland.

Kevin has considerable experience acting for both Plaintiff’s and Defendants in relation general civil litigation. He has acted on behalf of the main insurance companies in Northern Ireland dealing with cases involving personal injuries and credit hire, as well as taking personal injury cases on behalf of private individuals.

Kevin is an accredited solicitor advocate, obtaining this qualification in 2016 on completing the Law Society of Northern Ireland Advanced Advocacy course. He regularly utilises his advocacy skills to assist clients before the Courts.

Practice Areas

Healthcare Personal Injury Litigation

Recent Experience

  • O’Reilly Stewart settles dental case for £35,000 for client who developed periodontitis Read
  • Patient Recall case settles for £15,000 Read
  • £50,000 Settlement for Slipping Case Read
  • Settlement of £15,000 for Delayed Diagnosis of Diabetes Read
  • Road Accident in Dublin Read
  • O’Reilly Stewart Successfully Recovers Compensation for Cyclist Read
  • Accidents in the Air Read
  • Nursing Home Fall Read


  • Belfast Solicitors Association
  • Northern Ireland Young Solicitors Association
  • Advanced Advocate

“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
“Kevin Hegarty was my representative in a personal injury case which had been ongoing for some time, after taking over from a colleague. Throughout his time with my case Kevin consistently kept me well informed of any progress and next steps and he was always very easy to reach and to communicate with, which I really appreciated. Kevin and colleagues secured the best possible outcome for my case and I am truly grateful for all the work that went in to achieving this. Kevin’s work made dealing with a difficult situation much easier, and I would not hesitate to recommend him for his professionalism and outstanding service. Many thanks.”
“Kevin was very helpful and professional throughout the process. I am very grateful.”
“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.”

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