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New Senior Management Appointments

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Catherine Tarrant, Head of Clinical Claims and Siobhán Hayes Head of Litigation.

Catherine Tarrant, Head of Clinical Claims and Siobhán Hayes Head of Litigation.

Catherine Tarrant was appointed Head of Clinical Claims at the SCA in July 2016.  A solicitor and accredited mediator, she leads the team of respected professionals that are responsible for the more than 3000 claims that are being managed under the Clinical Indemnity Scheme, with an estimated total value of almost €1.5 billion.

Since joining the Agency almost ten years ago, Catherine has managed clinical claims against several of the large teaching hospitals, including many high value and sensitive cases, for example brain injury and cancer misdiagnosis.  Her desire to protect the public purse and secure value for money for the Agency has secured a welcome reputation for robust negotiation on the price we pay for services and the price we pay on claims.

Siobhán Hayes was appointed Head of Litigation at the SCA in October 2016. She has over 20 years’ experience as a litigation solicitor and is a CEDR accredited mediator.

Her role is to lead the in-house team of solicitors who, working with SCA claims managers, defend public and employer liability claims brought against Delegated State Authorities. The in-house team has a special focus on sensitive and public interest and policy claims.

Siobhán trained in a small plaintiff litigation practice, and then spent some time in the Chief State Solicitors Office. She joined Arthur Cox in 1998 and worked in their busy litigation department until 2016, having been appointed a Partner in 2006.