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Zoe Richardson, Partner, Public and Regulatory

Zoe Richardson, Partner, Public and Regulatory, Fieldfisher

I am a Partner in Fieldfisher Irelands’ Public and Regulatory Department. I advise public sector clients, including professional regulatory bodies, on all aspects of their functions, including complaints/discipline, investigation and enforcement, registration and corporate governance.

I specialise in the management of complaints received by regulatory bodies, from preliminary stage through to sanction. I have significant experience in respect of all elements of the investigation, preparation and presentation of cases for hearing before Committee and Boards of regulatory bodies.

I am an experienced litigator and regularly advise clients in respect of Superior Court litigation, including judicial review, statutory appeals, sanction confirmation applications and urgent applications for interim suspension orders and freezing orders under various pieces of legislation.  I also advise clients in respect of all aspects of the conduct of statutory investigations, including the prosecution of offences for statutory breaches in the District Court.

I am an experienced advocate and regularly appear before statutory Committees, Council/Boards and the High Court to make applications and submissions, without the engagement of Counsel.

I also have wide ranging experience in healthcare law and clinical negligence litigation.

I am adept in advising clients strategically in respect of the exercise of their functions, providing focused, practical and timely advice that addresses legal issues arising in a clear and concise manner.

I have extensive experience in advising public sector organisations, including professional regulatory bodies. I provide advices to organisations including the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council, the Law Society of Ireland, the Council of the Bar of Ireland and the Property Services Regulatory Authority.

in my free time I enjoy running, watching a variety of sports and getting to see some live music.