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Dillon Eustace
The recent decision of the High Court in Dardis v Poplovka [2017] IEHC 249 highlights the fact that while costs generally follow the event the court can look behind the rule and exercise its discretion...
Dillon Eustace
The recent decision of the High Court in Dardis v Poplovka IEHC 249 highlights the fact that while costs generally follow the event the court can look behind the rule and exercise its discretion in awarding costs.
Dillon Eustace
New Rules hot off the presses in relation to amendments to the Personal Injuries Act 2003 Rules of the Superior Courts (Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003) 2017 (SI No 186 of 2017).
Matheson
Julie Murphy-O'Connor and Gearóid Carey author the Irish chapter for Enforcement of Foreign Judgments 2017, 2nd Edition.
Dillon Eustace
On 28 March 2017 the President of the High Court issued a new practice direction.
Mason Hayes & Curran
Medical cards for children, registration of physiotherapists, a Judicial Council and housing are areas that have been marked as a priority in the Irish Government's Legislation Programme for Spring/Summer 2017.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The High Court recently decided that opinions expressed by members of the Dail Public Accounts Committee attract absolute privilege and are protected by the Constitution from judicial interference...
Matheson
The long-awaited Mediation Bill 2017 was published by the minister for justice and equality on February 13 2017.
Matheson
Carina Lawlor provides an analysis on the legal framework, practice and procedure applicable to cross-border investigations in Ireland.
Arthur Cox
The UK Supreme Court has found that a public body, HM Revenue & Customs ("HMRC"), breached its duty of confidentiality to a taxpayer after a senior official disclosed confidential information to journalists...
Mason Hayes & Curran
In March, the Court of Appeal considered in Purcell v Central Bank of Ireland the context in which ‘without prejudice' documents can be disclosed as part of a discovery request.
Mason Hayes & Curran
In 2016, the Irish Courts continued to adopt new processes to increase the speed, efficiency and predictability of trials and to promote the use of alternative dispute resolution...
Matheson
On 1 October 2016, two new Statutory Instruments (SI 254/2016 and SI 255/2016) which made wide-ranging reforms to the procedural rules applicable to civil litigation in Ireland came into force.
Matheson
The introduction of the Court of Appeal in 2015 removed the former entitlement of most litigants to bring a direct appeal to the Supreme Court from the High Court.
Matheson
The Irish Courts are increasingly ordering social media companies and other online platforms to disclose the identity of online wrongdoers.
Dillon Eustace
The Irish Supreme Court has recently considered the compensation to which a lender is entitled from a solicitor who misapplies monies advanced on foot of an undertaking.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The High Court recently confirmed a party should not be forced to attend mediation. Refusing an Order requesting the Court to adjourn the proceedings and invite the parties to engage in mediation, the Court stated the defendants were entitled to have their actions vindicated in public.
Mason Hayes & Curran
Funding of litigation by non-parties has been the subject of a recent High Court decision, which is now under appeal. Will the Supreme Court align Ireland with other common law jurisdictions...
Mason Hayes & Curran
Rules of court procedure do not often generate much interest beyond a small circle of lawyers.
Arthur Cox
The Supreme Court is to hear an appeal which may have significant implications for professional third party litigation funding in Ireland.
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The long-awaited Mediation Bill 2017 was published by the minister for justice and equality on February 13 2017.
Arthur Cox
The UK Supreme Court has found that a public body, HM Revenue & Customs ("HMRC"), breached its duty of confidentiality to a taxpayer after a senior official disclosed confidential information to journalists...
Matheson
Carina Lawlor provides an analysis on the legal framework, practice and procedure applicable to cross-border investigations in Ireland.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The High Court recently decided that opinions expressed by members of the Dail Public Accounts Committee attract absolute privilege and are protected by the Constitution from judicial interference...
Mason Hayes & Curran
Medical cards for children, registration of physiotherapists, a Judicial Council and housing are areas that have been marked as a priority in the Irish Government's Legislation Programme for Spring/Summer 2017.
Arthur Cox
Damages for pain and suffering in personal injury claims have been cut by up to 50% in a number of recent Court of Appeal decisions.
Matheson
The Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgment in the case of DPP v JC [2015] IESC 31 where it articulated a new exclusionary rule concerning unconstitutionally obtained evidence.
Arthur Cox
Discussions will be protected by without prejudice privilege where it is obvious that their purpose is to resolve a dispute, even if this is not expressly agreed between the parties.
Maples and Calder
On 5 February 2016 the Commercial Division of the High Court (Haughton J) handed down judgment in two linked cases: Sheehan v Breccia and others, and Flynn and Benray Limited v Breccia.
Arthur Cox
Although the law on litigation funding in Ireland has evolved over recent years, a decision of the Irish High Court of 20 April 2016 has affirmed that professional third party litigation...
Mason Hayes & Curran
In March, the Court of Appeal considered in Purcell v Central Bank of Ireland the context in which ‘without prejudice' documents can be disclosed as part of a discovery request.
Matheson
A recent decision has reaffirmed that a strict test will be applied where a defendant seeks to strike out a claim against it on the basis that no case against the defendant can be demonstrated.
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