Associates

Yvonne Joyce - Associate

Yvonne is an associate solicitor in the Healthcare team at Hayes solicitors. She specialises in medical defence litigation with particular emphasis on medical and dental negligence. She also assists in representing clients at disciplinary inquiries before the Medical Council and at inquest hearings.

Yvonne works closely with Hayes Healthcare partners on a wide range of medical and dental claims, including catastrophic injuries and high value High Court claims. She has specific experience in representing and advising individual medical and dental practitioners in all aspects of medical law, both contentious and non-contentious.

Expertise

Yvonne is an associate solicitor in the Healthcare team at Hayes solicitors. She specialises in medical defence litigation with particular emphasis on medical and dental and veterinary negligence. She also assists in representing clients at disciplinary inquiries before the Medical Council and at inquest hearings.

Yvonne works closely with Hayes Healthcare partners on a wide range of medical and dental claims, including catastrophic injuries and high value High Court claims. She has specific experience in representing and advising individual medical and dental practitioners in all aspects of medical law, both contentious and non-contentious.

Experience

  • Inquests - Assisted at inquests including drafting witness statements for the purposes of the Coroner’s Court and attendance at hearings
  • Medical Council - Assisted in representing clients at disciplinary inquiries before the Medical Council including preparation of responses to initial complaints, review of the relevant legislation to ensure correct processes and procedures are observed and advice on disclosure obligations
  • Advising on medical and dental law – Yvonne has specific experience in representing and advising individual medical and dental practitioners in all aspects of medical law including the duty of confidentiality and consent
  • Care facilities – Yvonne has also advised on general legal and statutory issues arising in a residential care facility on consent to treatment where a patient lacks capacity, and identifying the facility’s obligations under the Health Care Act 2007 and the Health Act, 2007 (Care and Support of Residents and Designated Centres for (Children and Adults with Disabilities)) Regulations 2013
  • Professional regulatory - Yvonne has also advised a professional association on the legal aspects of their Code of Ethics, covering a range of issues including confidentiality, consent, data protection and freedom of information.
  • Mediation – Yvonne is an accredited mediator with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) and is also a Council member with the Irish Commercial Mediation Association.

Qualifications/Education

  • CEDR Accredited Mediator, 2016
  • Certificate in Data Protection Practice, Law Society of Ireland, 2015
  • Qualified as an AITI Chartered Tax Advisor, Irish Institute of Taxation, 2011
  • Professional qualification as a solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2010
  • Diploma in Employment Law, University College Dublin, 2004
  • Bachelor of Civil Law Degree, University College Cork, 2002

Memberships

  • Irish Commercial Mediation Association, Council Member
  • Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Irish Tax Institute.

Other

  • Yvonne has  lectured to the MSc in Clinical Microbiology, TCD on “Legal Aspects of Healthcare Infection”
  • Yvonne has also tutored on the Medical Negligence module on the Professional Practice Course II for the Law Society of Ireland.