Solicitors

Cormac Forristal - Solicitor

Cormac is a solicitor in the Healthcare team at Hayes. He works primarily in healthcare litigation, defending medical negligence proceedings against medical and dental practitioners.

Cormac has experience defending claims against medical and dental practitioners in a range of scenarios including orthopaedic-related claims, nerve injuries and missed diagnosis claims. He also advises medical and dental practitioners on a range of issues in medical law, including medico legal, ethical queries and data protection.

Expertise

Cormac is a solicitor in the Healthcare team at Hayes. He works primarily in healthcare litigation, defending medical negligence proceedings against medical and dental practitioners.

Experience

  • Experience defending claims against medical and dental practitioners in a range of scenarios including orthopaedic-related claims, nerve injuries and missed diagnosis claims.
  • Cormac has experience in advising medical and dental practitioners on a range of issues in medical law, including medico legal, ethical queries and data protection.
  • Prior to joining Hayes, Cormac worked in the Professional Standards section of the Medical Council. This work involved assisting the screening committee in performing its statutory functions in initially determining complaints against medical practitioners.
  • Cormac has previously practised as a barrister and worked primarily in the area of civil litigation.
  • He also worked with the Law Reform Commission and contributed to the preparation of an issues paper on Corporate Offences and Regulatory Reform on the Commission’s Fourth Programme of Law Reform.

Qualifications/Education

  • Professional qualification as a solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2017
  • Professional qualification as a barrister, Kings Inns
  • Professional Diploma in Professional Regulation, UCD
  • LLM in Public Law, NUIG
  • LLB, NUIG

Memberships

  • Member of the Law Society of Ireland