Cliona Christle, Partner - A&L Goodbody

Cliona Christle

Cliona Christle is a Partner in the Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. She is also joint Head of the Firm’s Life Sciences and Healthcare Group. Her expertise is in litigation, medical and healthcare law.


Cliona has represented healthcare clients including hospitals and members of the medical and nursing profession for over 20 years. As a litigator, she specialises in professional indemnity, medical negligence, product liability and employer liability claims. She has represented clients in statutory and non statutory inquires and investigations, most recently the HIQA investigation into Tallaght Hospital, as well as before ministerial committees appointed in disciplinary matters.

On the advisory side, Cliona advises on a wide range of legal and regulatory issues for healthcare clients, including human assisted reproduction, clinical trials, legal and ethical issues in medical research, data protection law, freedom of information law, confidentiality, consent, mental health law, infectious diseases/disease surveillance, risk management and child protection issues.

Market Recommendations

  • "Leading Individual." (Legal 500 2017)
  • "A healthcare-focused insurance practitioner. She represents on a range of indemnity, negligence and personal injury claims." (Chambers Europe 2017) 
  • "An impressive practice in insurance matters relating to medical malpractice, including professional indemnity and product liability." (Chambers Europe 2015)
  • "Attracts plaudits for her strong practice. She has a particular focus on medical negligence work." (Chambers Europe 2014)


  • BCL, University College Dublin, 1983
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 1987
  • CEDR qualified mediator 2007
Cliona Christle

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Attracts plaudits for her strong practice

(Chambers Europe 2014)