Kate O'Brien

Kate is a senior solicitor and specialises in cases where adults have suffered brain injuries due to negligence.

Kate completed her law degree at the University of Limerick in 2010 and also holds a Masters degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from University College Dublin.  Following her legal studies, she worked as a court reporter in Australia.

She completed her training at a personal injury firm in London and joined Bolt Burdon Kemp as a newly-qualified solicitor in November 2016.

Kate manages her own cases and works closely with Suzanne Trask and Ipek Tugcu on complex and high-value brain injury cases.  She has a particular interest in representing patients who have suffered surgical errors and delays in diagnosis of disorders or events directly affecting the brain (such as brain tumour or stroke), as well those who have suffered brain infections (such as encephalitis).  She is a supporter of the Encephalitis Society and fundraises for them.

She also continues to assist clients who have suffered injuries from negligence involving cancer and surgical errors.  During her legal training, she gained experience on issues involving wills and probate and has drawn on her knowledge in this area when acting on behalf of families who have sadly lost a loved one.

Kate has been commended for her approachable and empathetic manner.  She is passionate about making the lives of clients and their families easier, by obtaining access to compensation and rehabilitation early.  She is committed to securing admissions of liability from Defendants and apologies for her clients.

Kate is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), a body committed to improving the service provided to those who have suffered injury.

  • Kate & Suzanne were always kind and did their best for me, they listened when I needed to unload and I really felt that they cared.  The service was very professional.


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