Healthcare law

Sarah Fulham-McQuillan: Constitutional law may support mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

Dr Sarah Fulham-McQuillan, assistant professor at UCD Sutherland School of Law, considers the legal basis for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.

Published 4 August 2020

High Court: Minister for Health loses application to split trial over proposed new pharmacy rules

The Minister for Health has lost his application to have proceedings challenging proposed new pharmacy rules split into two separate hearings.

Published 11 October 2019

Government to legislate to extend European health insurance card cover to Northern Ireland

Draft legislation to extend the European health insurance card to all residents of Northern Ireland has been announced by the Government.

Published 18 September 2019

Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly publishes special issue on health law

The Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly has published a special issue on health law, edited by the directors of the Centre for Health, Law and Society (CHLS) at the University of Bristol Law School.

Published 21 March 2019

Comyn Kelleher Tobin delivers healthcare law workshop to State Claim Agency

Litigation experts at Comyn Kelleher Tobin (CKT) delivered a workshop to the State Claims Agency this week on imminent changes in healthcare law, including pre-action protocols in clinical negligence actions, open disclosure and the Patient Safety Bill.

Published 20 February 2019

Máiréad Enright: Exclusion zones and possibilities for reform

Máiréad Enright, senior lecturer at Birmingham Law School and co-director of the Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project, sets out options for reform.

Published 11 January 2019

Fergal Mullins: Judicial criticism of solicitors making medical referrals without GP input

Fergal Mullins, solicitor in the healthcare team at Hayes solicitors, writes on recent cases where solicitors sent their clients for medical assessments.

Published 7 January 2019