Nóirín O’Neill was educated at Trinity College Dublin and then trained and qualified as a Solicitor in Republic of Ireland in 2001. Nóirín trained and worked in in one of the largest litigation practices outside of Dublin for 12 years gaining extensive experience in all areas of litigation.Nóirín is qualified and admitted to the roll of Solicitors in Northern Ireland since 2006. Nóirín went on and obtained Postgraduate Diplomas in Applied European Law in 2009 and Employment Law in 2010. Nóirín is also a Fellow of the European Patients’Academy in Therapeutic Innovation.
Nóirín worked with a leading Plaintiff healthcare firm in the Republic of Ireland for two years and a NI firm for another year worked extensively on cases involving birth injuries, cancer misdiagnosis, surgical error and fatal claims. Nóirín had great success in this field and has successfully concluded many complex High Court Plaintiff medical negligence actions. Nóirín has also worked on minor injury and catastrophic injury cases arising from road traffic accidents and accidents at work. Nóirín worked on a case for a Plaintiff who suffered from a catastrophic brain injury arising out of a road traffic accident which settled for € 9 million in Dublin High Court which was one of the largest ever settlements achieved in that jurisdiction at that time.
Nóirín deals with a wide range of litigation and medical negligence actions to include professional negligence, claims relating to cerebral palsy/birth injury, gynaecological and obstetric injuries, A & E, GP negligence, oncology (failure to diagnose and misdiagnose of cancer), eye related claims, defective medical product claims and fatal injury claims. Nóirín is a high profile patient advocate and cancer survivor and as a result, she has spoken at many healthcare conferences in Northern Ireland. Nóirín was invited by the Cabinet Minister of Health and Sport of the Scottish Government to be an External Advisor on the Digital Healthcare Strategy and has had articles published in the British Medical Journal.