Fiona Deane

Legal Assistant

Our Staff

  • James McSweeney has a special interest in Medical and Clinical Negligence* claims. Prior to setting up his own practice in 2007, James managed one of  Ireland’s leading specialist Medical Negligence* and Personal Injury* firms. He has experience in all Courts from the District Court to the Supreme Court, including the Supreme Court case of Roche –v- Roche.  This is, arguably, the most important legal case in the history of the Irish State.  In his Judgement, the Chief Justice noted that the issues raised were… “profound and complex on novel aspects of birth, the right to life and reproductive rights”.  This is the case that finally decided the status of the unborn in Irish Law.

    James has been at the cutting edge of developing innovative and quicker ways of winning cases for victims of medical accidents. The systems he has developed enable his Clients to prosecute their cases with confidence.

     

  • Emma Meagher, from Boherlahan, Co Tipperary, has been appointed as Partner heading up the Women’s Medical Negligence Unit at James McSweeney Solicitors. Emma joined James McSweeney Solicitors in 2008.  She quickly established herself as an invaluable member of the Team and is now recognised as one of Ireland’s leading Medical Negligence Solicitors.

    Throughout her early years in the legal business, Emma developed and refined her keen interest in helping women who have suffered as a result of negligence during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period.  As a result, in 2015, Emma established a unique, mother-focused, legal advice unit and has built a support team with a wealth of interest and experience specialising in obstetrics and the Law.

    Emma brings a professional and empathic approach to her work. She has regularly featured in various national publications and is consulted widely by media contributors on Medical Negligence Law.

    A mother of two young boys, away from work Emma can be found most Saturday mornings watching football training at Wicklow Rovers and likes to spend afternoons with her family exploring the Wicklow countryside and beaches. She balances her busy work life with a love of cooking, literature, art and horse racing, especially flat racing.

    Happy to give something back to the Community she finds the time to volunteer with the Free Legal Aid Board and also offers free legal advice to the London Irish Centre, Camden.

    Emma Meagher is a member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association, Irish Women’s Lawyers Association and the Medico-Legal Society of Ireland.

  • Rosaleen Downes

    Rosaleen is a Senior Legal Executive within James McSweeney Solicitors. Prior to joining our firm, Rosaleen worked in a busy city centre firm for over 20 years, heading up the conveyancing department which involved training Legal Executives and also managing her own files, liaising with builder clients and private clients, solicitors, NAMA, banks, County Councils, management companies and estate agents.  Rosaleen is also known to be dedicated to her clients, making sure whether buying or selling a property, the process runs smoothly whilst also keeping her clients updated every step of the way.

  • Fiona has been with James McSweeney Solicitors from the start (2007) and is an integral part of the practice. Fiona works closely with the Principal, James,  working in the area of Medical Negligence* and Litigation*. Fiona also works closely with experts, preparing cases for trial. She is known to look after our Clients with care and compassion, making sure they are kept up to date on the progress of their cases from start to finish.

  • Danielle-Strutt-Legal-Assistant-McSweeney-Solicitors

    Danielle started at James McSweeney Solicitors in 2020 and is a Legal Assistant to our Partner Emma Meagher.  Danielle is very experienced and has been working in the legal field for almost 15 years. Danielle is as a highly motivated person and enjoys dealing with people. She likes to work in a fast paced team environment and is extremely client focused with a high attention to details.

  • Natalie-Doyle-Legal-Assistant-McSweeney-Solicitors

    Natalie joined James McSweeney Solicitors at the start of 2021 and is a Legal Assistant to James and Emma.  Natalie is the first point of contact when you contact our firm at reception and is extremely friendly and helpful to our clients.

    Natalie has lots of experience as Legal Secretary having worked for many years in a Law Firm before joining our team.

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