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Hayes, Tom


Hayes, Tom

Firm: Matheson
Position: Partner and Head of Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Address: 70 Sir John Rogerson's Quay Dublin 2
Phone: +353 1 232 2744
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Tom Hayes is a partner and head of the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department at Matheson. He is also head of the firm's Healthcare Group.

During the course of his career he has advised a number of corporates, hospitals, healthcare organisations and professionals concerning malpractice and product liability litigation in high value and complex cases as well as offering general advice on healthcare related issues. He regularly represents professionals in relation to malpractice claims, statutory inquiries, inquests and professional disciplinary proceedings.

He has worked extensively with clients on developing strategies to ensure cases are dealt with efficiently and cost effectively with an emphasis on minimising legal spend and, in appropriate cases, resolving claims quickly. He has a strong interest in alternative dispute resolution and has successfully mediated a number of claims. In this jurisdiction he regularly advises medical and dental practitioners concerning the defence of disciplinary proceedings before their regulatory bodies and has been involved in some of the most high profile disciplinary Inquiries before the Irish Medical Council, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in recent years.

He has a strong interest in clinical governance and has lectured extensively on healthcare related topics concerning risk management and the management of claims and professional disciplinary litigation generally.