Patrick Mullarkey

Partner - Healthcare

Paddy has been in practice since 1993, and has concentrated on healthcare law since 1995.  Paddy developed, and led, one of the foremost clinical negligence teams in Northern Ireland before establishing the first dedicated plaintiff healthcare firm, together with O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors, in 2017.  During the course of Paddy’s career, he has specialised in complex and high value clinical negligence litigation, concluding multiple multi-million pound settlements, developing a particular expertise in claims arising from birth trauma, cerebral palsy and catastrophic injury.  Paddy has led multi-party product liability litigation including claims against a major pharmaceutical company on behalf of clients injured due to a defective medical product. Paddy is a CEDR qualified mediator and regularly avails of this alternative to litigation to bring resolution to difficult and sensitive disputes. He is a Law Society accredited Solicitor Advocate and regularly represents clients before the Courts of Northern Ireland, particularly Coroner’s Courts. In short, Paddy is a Healthcare Lawyer and he devotes his entire professional practice to this field.

Legal Directories

Paddy is recognised by the leading legal directories as a Band 1 ranked Clinical Negligence Lawyer.

Chambers and Partners 2019 – “Patrick Mullarkey specialises in clinical negligence litigation, particularly in cases connected to birth trauma, catastrophic injuries and product liability claims arising from defective medical products. Sources say: “He is an intelligent and motivated lawyer who fights for his clients and leaves no stone unturned. He is a leading light among clinical negligence lawyers in Northern Ireland.”

Chambers and Partners 2020 – “Patrick Mullarkey possesses a keen understanding of cerebral palsy and other birth injury cases and is described as “the go-to” practitioner for plaintiff workHe also undertakes medical product liability issues. Sources say: “He’s very highly regarded and respected. He has a very distinguished reputation.”

 

Practice Areas

Healthcare

Recent Experience

  • £400,000 for Shoulder Injury at Birth Read
  • Compensation for Ambulance Service Error Read
  • Coroner Finds Death Preventable at Inquest Read
  • Failure to diagnose Cauda Equina – £3.25 million damages Read
  • £300,000 for Shoulder Injury at Birth Read
  • Child with Cerebral Palsy recovers £8 million for birth injury Read
  • Inquest – Stephen McElroy (Deceased) Read

Significant Cases

  • Inquest – Stephen McElroy (Deceased) Read
  • Child with Cerebral Palsy recovers £8 million for birth injury Read
  • £300,000 for Shoulder Injury at Birth Read
  • Failure to diagnose Cauda Equina – £3.25 million damages Read

Specialist Expertise

  • Healthcare law
  • Clinical negligence litigation
  • Birth trauma, cerebral palsy and catastrophic injury claims
  • Product liability litigation

Memberships

  • Law Society Clinical Negligence Practitioners Group - Chairman (Dec 2018 - )
  • High Court Clinical Negligence Sub Committee - Law Society Appointee
  • Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel - Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)
  • Solicitor Advocate - Law Society of Northern Ireland
  • Mediator - CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution)

Healthcare
GC
Healthcare
Shona and Chris
Healthcare
NB
Healthcare
Mrs M C
Healthcare
Alan and Sarah
Healthcare
A.M. and family
Healthcare
Judith and David
Healthcare
William and Family
Healthcare
Richard Porter
Expert Witness and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Healthcare
Pattie and Paul
Healthcare
Richard Pearse
Expert Witness, Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician
Healthcare
Liz and Alan
Healthcare
Fionnuala and Oren
Healthcare
Maeve Stella and Zoe
Healthcare
Agnes Jill and Michael
Healthcare
Mena and Frank
Healthcare
Wilhelmina
Healthcare
Terry, Geraldine and Simon

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