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If a person wishes to recover damages for personal injuries caused by somebody else, a comprehensive medical expert report will be needed. In particular the report will need to cover the injuries sustained, the treatment provided and prognosis...

The Malicious Injuries Acts, 1981 – 1986 (the Acts) provide a right of compensation from the local authority for malicious damage caused to property and for the loss of property unlawfully taken during a riot where the total amount exceeds...

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a piece of European legislation that came into force across the EU on 25th May 2018. It is mirrored by an Irish piece of legislation the Data Protection Act 2018, most of which also came into effect on...

Allianz Hotel Policy Test Case: Court to hear arguments in relation to business interruption insurance policy terms triggered by an occurrence of Covid-19 “At the Premises...

Many patients believe that they cannot bring a claim from a medical accident if they signed a consent form. A medical consent form warns of possible risks, but it doesn’t absolve the hospital / doctor of blame for all errors if something when wrong with...

Covert Recordings with One Party consent. The issue of covert recordings of telephone or other forms of telecommunications has become more prevalent due to the ease with which phone or video calls can be recorded by members of the public on their mobile devices...

Following a recent judgment of the Court of Appeal, Plaintiffs may find themselves more exposed to possible Costs Differential Orders...

Privacy and your legal rights can be a challenging area to traverse at times, especially as this is an area where the law itself appears to be somewhat behind the reality of the online world that we live in....

A will is the expression of a person’s intentions, normally concerning the distribution of his or her property, which he or she intends to take affect only after his or her death....

You may have heard the phrase Enduring Power of Attorney but you may not know exactly what it is. An Enduring Power of Attorney enables you to choose a person (called “an Attorney”) to manage your property and affairs in the event of your becoming...

The recent Covid outbreak in Ireland has led to many businesses being forced to close temporarily. Some have had to close entirely, others have been able to carry on only a small part of their previous activities....

In 2017 a private member’s bill was introduced in the Dail to modernise and improve the rights of consumers of insurance.  These provisions were directly based on recommendations made by the Law Reform Commission in 2015....

The recent Supreme Court decision in Rosbeg v LK Shields provides professionals and their insurers with much needed clarity around valuing financial losses in professional negligence claims where these arise in a volatile market...

The introduction of the Mediation Act 2017 with effect from the 2nd October 2017 marks a significant event in the resolution of civil disputes in Ireland...

Kent Carty Briefing Note – October 2017, Chief Justice Calls For Reform Of Civil Justice System To Improve Access To Justice For Citizens. In his first major speech as Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Frank Clarke examined the prohibitive costs associated with civil litigation. In many...

From the 1st October 2016, two new Statutory Instruments (SIs) will come into effect in the High Court. These are SI 254/2016 and SI 255/2016, and both are designed to implement bet- ter case management of litigation and ensure quality and efficiency in dealing with expert...

Kent Carty Update : On December 18th 2014, in an important case for the State and for the insurance industry, Mr. Justice Cross declared that he would calculate special damages using a significantly lower discount rate of 1% compared to the 3% discount rate widely used...