Liston Flavin LLP, Medical Negligence Solicitors are well known and highly regarding experts in medical negligence litigation.
Our medical negligence team was awarded the highly coveted Personal Injury/Medical Negligence Law Firm of the Year at the Irish Law Awards in 2019.
RACHAEL LISTON, Managing Partner of Liston Flavin LLP, Medical Negligence Solicitors, qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and specialises in medical negligence and professional negligence. She has almost 20 years of experience in representing victims of medical negligence and professional negligence.
She won Dublin Solicitor of the Year at the Irish Law Awards in 2017.
Rachael is best known for high profile cases involving baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital and Portiuncula Hospital. She was also involved in exposing breast cancer misdiagnosis in St James’s Hospital in 2018. She appeared on the Prime Time Investigates programme, Fatal Failures in January 2012, having represented Mark and Roisin Molloy in relation to the death of their son at Portlaoise Hospital.
Rachael also appeared on the Prime Time Investigates programme, Under the Microscope, in February 2018 having represented Alison McCormack regarding a cancer misdiagnosis case involving St James’ Hospital. She is regularly interviewed on radio and tv in relation to medical negligence cases and exposés in the Irish health system.
Rachael has a wealth of experience in successfully representing victims of medical negligence throughout Ireland. She leaves no stone unturned in investigating cases of medical negligence and offers compassionate and expert advice to individuals and families who have suffered serious and often catastrophic injuries because of medical mistakes and surgical errors. Rachael has experience in all areas of medical negligence.
Rachael represents families at inquests throughout the country. She has been involved in many high-profile inquests which have provided much-needed answers to families left behind following the death of a loved one.
She also specialises in professional negligence claims and has successfully represented numerous claimants in relation to claims arising from negligent advice received from solicitors, barristers, accountants, architects, engineers, surveyors, and trustees. She also represents claimants in relation to financial mis-selling and disputes with regards to losses arising from advice provided by a bank or financial institution.
CLARE FLAVIN, qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and is a partner in Liston Flavin LLP, Medical Negligence Solicitors. She specialises in medical negligence and professional negligence.
She has practised almost exclusively in medical negligence since qualification and has represented clients in all areas of medical negligence.
Clare also advises clients in relation to fatal claims and has represented many families at inquests in the Coroner’s Court, both in Dublin and throughout the country.
Clare understands and appreciates the emotional trauma that clients have endured as result of medical negligence and therefore offers clients supportive specialist advice. She also specialises in providing advice in the area of professional negligence and has been involved in claims arising from the provision of negligent advice by accountants, engineers, tax advisors and solicitors.
Clare was part of the medical negligence team which won best Medical Negligence Law Firm of the Year at the Irish Law Awards in 2019.
Aoife O’Kane qualified as a solicitor in December 2017, having specialised primarily in plaintiff medical negligence litigation both during her traineeship and since qualification.
Aoife has a wealth of experience advising adults and children in relation to medical negligence claims.
Aoife has represented parents whose children have suffered catastrophic injuries because of a delay in delivering the baby, failure to adequately monitor the CTG trace, inappropriate use of forceps or failure to diagnose hypoglycaemia in a baby causing brain injury or cerebral palsy.
Aoife represents people who have suffered from a spinal injury because of a delay in diagnosing cauda equina or other neurological injuries.
Aoife also specialises in advising women who suffer from gynaecological injuries because of poor medical care and who have suffered from injuries due to failed diagnoses of sepsis.
Aoife is mindful that her clients have been through a traumatic experience and often suffer from serious, long- term injuries because of medical negligence. She is very much aware that pursuing litigation can be daunting for many people and she ensures that she provides clients with the support they need throughout the process.
Karan Ahluwalia is a dual qualified solicitor in the UK, and Ireland and is currently a Senior Associate Solicitor at Liston Flavin LLP.
Karan qualified as a solicitor in April 2015 having completed his training at a leading London Medical Negligence firm. Prior to joining Liston Flavin LLP in 2022, Karan worked in a leading UK firm primarily specialising in Medical Negligence.
He has a wealth of experience advising clients in relation to medical negligence and fatal claims, ranging from complex brain injuries such as cerebral palsy, birth injuries, surgical errors, delay in diagnosis, misdiagnosis claims, cancer claims, consent claims, psychological trauma, which include attempted suicide cases, multi-disciplinary claims, and stroke claims. He has experience in bringing claims against the State, Public Medical Institutions, including hospitals, GP surgeries and care homes, and private individuals. Karan also has extensive experience in Inquest and Coronial Law. He has regularly obtained recommendations from the coroner instructing the State to look into safer working practices for the public.
Whilst working as a solicitor in the UK, Karan acted for family members who lost loved ones in the Lynx helicopter crash in Afghanistan, one of the largest Military aviation disasters in the UK’s history, and for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, the largest structural disaster in the UK in the last 75 years.
He also has experience in representing individuals in claims against solicitors, accountants, engineers, surveyors, conveyancers, and tax advisors in relation to professional negligence.
As a result of his work in the field of Human Rights and Inquests, Karan was shortlisted for the 2013 Pro-Bono Award at the prestigious UK Law Society Excellence Awards.