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John McCarthy Partner

John McCarthy

John, a seasoned solicitor with almost 20 years of experience, specialises in personal injury and medical negligence claims, focusing particularly on high-value compensation cases. His extensive litigation experience spans Circuit Court, High Court and Supreme Court levels.

John’s practice involves a diverse range of cases, from personal injury and wrongful death to property damage, defective products, professional negligence and judicial reviews. He has represented numerous victims of the DePuy ASR hip replacement recall and over a hundred women affected by the PIP breast implant scandal, showcasing his commitment to seeking justice for his clients.

A qualified solicitor since 2003, John also holds a master’s degree in physics and a diploma in civil litigation – a specialist qualification awarded by the Law Society of Ireland in personal injury and medical negligence litigation. He is a member of the UK-based Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA), a leading patient advocacy group. In addition to his recognition in Ireland, John is also admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.

John is the author of Make Your Claim: A Consumer’s Guide to the Injuries Board and A Patient’s Guide to Bringing a Claim for Medical Negligence, underlining his dedication to sharing his knowledge with the public. He is an active writer and blogger, with published articles in the Irish Law Society Gazette, the Business Post, the Irish Farmers’ Journal, Shelf Life, and The Southern Star.

His expertise and insightful analysis have made him a sought-after contributor in the media. He has been interviewed by The Irish Times, the Sunday Independent, and has contributed to the Irish Examiner. His television appearances include RTE’s Prime Time and TV3, and he has been featured on radio shows such as RTE’s Liveline with Joe Duffy, while also appearing on Today FM with Anton Savage, C103 with Patricia Messenger and Cork’s 96FM with Neil Prendeville.

When he’s not navigating the complex world of law, you might find John tending to his beekeeping duties as an avid beekeeper, or generally enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.

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