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Aisling Gannon, Partner

Aisling Gannon


Partner & Head of Healthcare

Practice areas

  • Health and life sciences
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Litigation and dispute management

Practice notes

Aisling is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution and Litigation Department and Head of Healthcare. Aisling's focus area is the strategic management of Corporate Claims in the Healthcare, Retail and Hospitality Sectors. She is a trusted adviser to many CEOs and boards, with particular experience in the Healthcare Sector advising on clinical and corporate governance matters.

Aisling has 20+ years experience advising Irish Companies and their insurers and brokers in respect of their corporate claims. She advises on risk and crisis management, governance and strategy. She works alongside Irish and international brokers, intermediaries, insurers and reinsurers. She partners with her global colleagues to deliver international best practice to companies in respect of their Irish operations.

Aisling has particular expertise in managing clinical negligence actions which she gained during the Covid-19 pandemic, managing both urgent disputes and dispute resolutions, and managing catastrophic claims and a large portfolio of claims by way of remote working, remote Court applications and hearings, and remote settlement discussions and mediations. She also provided significant input to clients in terms of their Covid-19 management approaches from regulatory compliance, health and safety and HR perspectives.

As of March 2020, Aisling was appointed as Deputy Coroner for Dublin District. This is an interim two-year part-time appointment and involves her sitting as Deputy Coroner hearing inquests two days per week, either remotely or in person as Covid legislation provides.

Aisling has lectured with the Law Society of Ireland on their Healthcare Diploma alongside Judges of the High Court, the Coroner and senior colleagues. She is also a Council Member of the Medico-Legal Society of Ireland.

Aisling Gannon is "very thorough, detailed, well respected and thoughtful." - Chambers Europe

"She can pitch her tone to the level of everyone in the room" - Chambers Europe

"At the end of a long meeting where there might have been 40 points made, she can pull out the few salient points so that we are all clear on where we are going" - Chambers Europe

"She's proactive and acts in the client's best interests" - Chambers Europe

"She is a pragmatist; she not only thinks about the law but focuses on how to make solutions that work" - Chambers Europe

"Her in-depth knowledge of the relationships between the various insurance companies and indemnifiers in the healthcare system in Ireland is outstanding," - Chambers Europe

Aisling Gannon "is particularly good at gaining the trust of clients" - Legal 500

Aisling Gannon's "technical knowledge is unsurpassed" - Legal 500

Aisling Gannon is a "healthcare sector expert" - Legal 500

‘What makes the service provided by Aisling Gannon and her team stand out is their attention to deal, timely responses and collaborative approach, balanced with a firm approach when appropriate. They provide personal attention and are very approachable.’ - Legal 500

'Aisling Gannon is an outstanding leader in the healthcare and life sciences industry. She has a vast amount of knowledge, capability and intellect.’ - Legal 500

Enthusiastic clients state: "We put so much faith in her because she is a tremendous individual. She brings a huge amount of extra value and we trust her implicitly." - Chambers Europe