Marie Kinsella - Partner

Marie Kinsella 2013



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Marie is a partner in the Health Services Department with specialist expertise in Health Care law. Marie qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales before returning to Ireland in 2004. Marie specialises in clinical defence litigation; public and private inquiries; regulatory compliance; mental health legislation; inquests; legal issues in relation to hospital emergencies and general advice in relation to the day to day running of a health care facility such as consent to treatment, confidentiality, record retention and risk management.

Key experience

  • Represented the Health Service Executive in both the High Court and the Supreme Court in numerous challenges to the Mental Health Act 2001 under Article 40 of the Constitution.
  • Represented the Health Service Executive in the Commission of Investigation (Leas Cross Nursing Home).
  • Represented a private fertility clinic in the first case of its kind before the Supreme Court regarding the status of the embryo under the Irish constitution.
  • Successfully secured a High Court Declaration in relation to the imposition of complex treatment to an incapacitated adult.
  • Successfully defended an appeal to the House of Lords in relation to the interpretation to s.135 of the Mental Health Act 1983.


  • LLB (Hons),Manchester Metropolitan University, 1995
  • LPC, Manchester Metropolitan University, 1996
  • Admitted as a Solicitor, Law Society of England & Wales, 1998
  • Admitted as a Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 2004


  • Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers