Solicitors

David Smith - Solicitor

David is a solicitor in the Healthcare team at Hayes solicitors. He specialises in the defence of medical negligence claims taken against both public hospitals and private clinicians. David has experience in representing clients in the Circuit Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He also has experience of assisting in representing clients in the Coroner’s Court.

David joined the firm as an intern in 2016, commencing his traineeship in 2019 and qualified as a solicitor in 2021.

Expertise

David is a solicitor in the Healthcare team at Hayes solicitors. He specialises in the defence of medical negligence claims taken against both public hospitals and private clinicians. David has experience in representing clients in the Circuit Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He also has experience of assisting in representing clients in the Coroner’s Court.

David joined the firm as an intern in 2016, commencing his traineeship in 2019 and qualified as a solicitor in 2021.

Experience

  • Medical Negligence – David assists in the defence of medical negligence claims including catastrophic birth injuries, orthopaedic injuries, alleged surgical errors, and claims alleging delay in diagnosis.
  • Mediation & Negotiation – David assists partners in the resolution of complex catastrophic birth injury actions through mediation.
  • Product Liability – David has experience in the area of medical product liability in relation to pharmaceutical and medical devices.

Qualifications/Education

  • Bachelor of Economics, Politics and Law, Dublin City University, 2014
  • LLM in Law, Dublin City University, 2016
  • Professional qualification as a solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2021

Memberships

  • Member of the Law Society of Ireland