Healy v HSE is the second Irish High Court judgement in a matter of days that focussed on the issue of Solicitors instructing non-treating Medical Experts in Personal Injury actions. The Court restated the position that it was entirely appropriate. In doing so the Court in fact considered the rules elsewhere, where often Medical Evidence from treating experts can be viewed as potentially conflicted.

“Solicitors and counsel have training, experience and skills which derive from established duties and principles. The legal profession is considered by the Court to be a noble profession; it assists in upholding and protecting the law. Law preserves the moral sanctity which binds society. In short, no question was asked or arose during the assessment hearing about the propriety of the referral of the plaintiff by each firm of solicitors to some of the medical practitioners, followed by the delivery of medico – legal reports.”