About Linda Coyle

Who am I

Linda Coyle - Expert Witness

Linda Coyle is a speech and language therapist with over 20 years experience working with children and adults who experience speech, language and/or communication difficulties. Since 2014 she has been providing medico-legal services as an expert witness to solicitors’ firms throughout the Republic of Ireland, representing both the plaintiff and the defendant.

She has worked across both health and educational settings in Ireland and New Zealand, and since 2005 has been providing private speech and language therapy services, initially in Portlaoise, Co. Laois, and from 2008, in Clonakilty, Co. Cork.

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My Expertise

Professional Qualifications

  • CORU registered Speech and Language Therapist 
  • BSc Clinical Speech and Language Studies, 1997
  • MA Music Therapy, University of Limerick, 2006
  • Diploma in Intermediary Studies, University of Limerick 2023

Medico-legal qualifications

Advanced Diploma in Medical Law, King’s Inns, June 2020

Areas of expertise

  • Cerebral palsy 
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Hearing impairment
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Speech and language delay
  • Developmental Language Disorder
  • Voice disorders

Professional Membership

  • Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists (IASLT)
  • Independent Speech-Language Therapists of Ireland (ISTI)


What My Clients say

Linda has prepared a number of Speech & Language Therapy Reports for me to date. I would have no hesitation in recommending Linda who I always find to be professional, efficient and approachable
Dolores Gacquin
Solicitor, Byrne Carolan Cunningham Solicitors
Linda’s expert reports are detailed, thorough and objective. She provides a prompt professional service and is always available to discuss any issues that may arise. I have no hesitation in recommending her as an excellent Speech and Language Therapist medico legal expert
Paul Kelly,
Solicitor, Cian O’ Carroll Solicitors

Expert Witness Services

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