Solicitors, Healthcare (All Levels)

Kennedys is looking for a Senior Associate/Associate to join our Healthcare and Life Sciences’ team in Dublin. The successful Senior Associate/Associate will work in a fast paced environment in the clinical negligence, healthcare, regulatory and life sciences’ team led by Partner Joanne O’Sullivan.

We are interested in speaking to candidates with litigation experience in healthcare matters. We will consider part time working and candidates who are looking to relocate to Dublin.

Our team in Dublin has expanded significantly we are now over 50 strong with further growth planned. This is an exciting opportunity to join our highly regarded firm and make a difference. If you are interested in working in a supportive environment with ambitious colleagues we would love to hear from you.


Kennedys’ Healthcare team advise clinicians, hospitals, allied healthcare professionals and their insurers on both contentious and non-contentious healthcare legal issues, including, but not limited to medical malpractice litigation, handling a large volume of sensitive and high profile cases, inquests, health law advice and regulatory matters.

The life sciences’ team advise pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers and their insurers on high profile, multi-jurisdiction litigation.


  • Insurers
  • Laboratories
  • Allied healthcare professionals
  • Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Medical device manufactures


  • Contentious and non-contentious healthcare legal issues and medical product liability claims.

Required experience

  • Irish Qualified Solicitor and / or England & Wales, with relevant experience
  • A high level of litigation experience in healthcare matters is essential
  • Life sciences’ experience preferred, but not essential

Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments or additional support to be made.

About Kennedys

Kennedys is a global law firm with expertise in dispute resolution and advisory services. With over 2,500 people worldwide across 44 offices in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific and America we have some of the most respected legal minds in their field.

Our lawyers handle both contentious and non-contentious matters, and provide a range of specialist legal services, for many industry sectors but we have particular expertise in litigation and dispute resolution, especially in defending insurance and liability claims

We’re a fresh-thinking firm, and we’re not afraid to bring challenging new perspectives to the table way beyond the traditional realm of legal services. We empower our clients with a diverse range of ideas, tools and technology to make their lives easier, as well as delivering exceptional results, every time.

What do we have

We welcome high-performing lawyers, business services professionals, secretaries, graduates and apprentices to join our rapidly expanding global firm. Whatever your role at Kennedys, you’ll be involved in exciting and stimulating work, where your input will make a difference.

Our culture and values form a big part of who we are and we take them seriously. We make a difference by being approachable, straightforward, supportive and distinctive. Our values are at the core of who we are and what make us a great firm to work with and for.

We develop careers in an innovative and collaborative global environment, with our values at the core. We believe that supporting individual growth and development puts us in the best position to attract and retain talented individuals. Regardless of role or level, everyone has access to virtual learning to help you develop your skills, wherever you are in the world. A variety of other exciting opportunities are available including secondments to clients and our global offices as well as a comprehensive benefits package (details are available upon request).

We’ve created a culture based on client service, professional excellence, hard work and trust. We deeply value the relationships we build with our clients and we know that they value our warm, friendly human approach. We are here to provide answers, recommendations, strategy and tactics.

Kennedys is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to ensuring our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. We expect all employees to be aware of and comply with all relevant policies and procedures within their jurisdiction, including those relating to Information Security, Data Protection and Quality Management, refer any breach promptly to Risk & Compliance and to complete all mandatory training when requested.

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