Rachael Liston


01 637 6200

About Rachael Liston

Rachael joined Orpen Franks as a Partner in our Medical Negligence and Professional Negligence Department in 2014. She qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and specialised in medical and professional negligence shortly after qualification. She leads the medical negligence team and brings with her a wealth of experience in successfully representing victims of medical negligence in Ireland. She offers compassionate and expert advice to claimants who have suffered serious and often catastrophic injuries as a result of medical and surgical errors. Rachael has experience in all areas of medical negligence, to include brain injuries, birth injuries, pregnancy related injuries, brachial plexus injuries, spinal injuries, perforation injuries, orthopaedic injuries, cosmetic surgery injuries, late diagnosis or failure to diagnose illnesses and surgical injuries, dental injuries. Rachael has represented and advised numerous individuals and families who have been affected by medical negligence and she appeared on the Prime Time Investigates programme, Fatal Failures in January 2012, having represented the Molloy family in relation to the death of their son Mark at Portlaoise Hospital. Rachael also appeared on the Prime Time Investigates programme, Under the Microscope, in February 2018 having represented Alison McCormack regarding a cancer misdiagnosis case involving St James’ Hospital. Rachael has given numerous radio interviews with regards to baby deaths and medical negligence claims relating to Portlaoise Hospital and Portiuncula Hospital. She also specialises in professional negligence claims and has successfully represented numerous claimants in relation to claims arising from negligent advice received from solicitors, barristers, accountants, architects, engineers, surveyors and trustees. She also represents claimants in relation to financial mis-selling and disputes with regards to losses arising from advice provided by a bank or financial institution. Rachael was honoured to receive the award of Dublin Solicitor of the Year at the 2017 Irish Law Awards.


Rachael was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland in 2001, having graduated from University College Cork with a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL). Rachael has been awarded Diplomas in Commercial Litigation and Employment law from the Law Society of Ireland.

Professional Memberships

  • Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • AVMA (Action for Victims of Medical Accidents)
  • Professional Negligence Lawyers Association
Rachael organises an annual professional negligence conference in Ireland, in conjunction with the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, which attracts high calibre speakers who specialise in professional negligence claims.


Client Testimonials

Rachael, for taking me on (and at the 11th hour), for sticking by me during tough turbulent times, for your maternal empathy - but above all, for saving me, not just from the jaws of a complex and clinical legal process - but from myself. For all that I thank you.
Rachael, On behalf of the family I wish to thank you for all you achieved for the family at Mediation. It's a great relief to us all that the case has been settled. We can never thank you enough.
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you very much for all your help with this matter, and how glad T is that it’s all over. You, Rachel Turner, Bruce and Alan did such an amazing job, and were so kind to her during this, that it made it a little bit easier to cope with it. I am so glad that you were recommended me, and that it all worked out for the best – I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. All the very best
We really appreciate all your help and support through the past few years.All the best.
Amy and Ollie
RachaelThank you so much for everything.
RachaelI would like to express our grateful thanks for all the hard work you put into the case. Your professionalism in everything you did meant that we never had to worry about anything.
Kay and Family.
“We can never thank you enough for all off your support through this process, without which, we would probably have given up and not sought the answers to my questions.
WO’D, Medical Negligence Client
“Dear RachaelThank you for everything you have done for me and for helping me to achieve justice. Yourself and the barristers involved in my case were so kind and so professional.”
“Our experience of working with Rachael has been very positive. Alongside providing a professional service to her clients, she has an authentic interest in what it is they want and need. She uses her vast experience in the medical negligence and personal injury sector to ensure she achieves the best possible outcomes for families. In cases where future care is needed, Rachael has proven she can secure a suitable, sustainable and cost effective service for the family. We gained a reassurance from the openness and knowledge she displayed in her engagement with us from the outset.” Resilience Ireland http://www.resilience.ie/
Ed O’Brien, Business Manager
“Dear RachaelYour advice and support has helped us no end throughout a very difficult time in our lives. We cannot thank you enough.”
R & D
“Dear Rachael, Thank you so much for everything. I have no doubt that you were instrumental in ensuring the matter resolved so quickly and favourably.Thank you.”
“To Rachael and the staff at Orpen Franks, Thank you for all your support over the past 3 years, and wishing you love, peace, health and happiness for Christmas and the New Year.”
“Dear Rachael, Thank you for all you have done for us over the past few years.”
“Dear Rachael, I just want to thank you for all the work you have been doing on my behalf – I am glad I found you.”
“We got great advice and direction from Rachael when we met her and even though the case didn’t progress much further she was always professional and compassionate.”
Caoimhe and James Fox.
“Dear Rachael We are delighted to finally draw a line under this part of our lives and begin the next chapter. I am in no doubt that it would not have been so successful without your help and hard work. We are eternally grateful to you and if a situation should arise we will highly recommend you. Fondest regards”

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Orpen Franks Solicitors

28 & 30 Burlington Road, Dublin 4, Ireland

Telephone: +353 1 637 6200

Facsimile: +353 1 637 6262

Email: law@orpenfranks.ie