Personal Injuries Guidelines

Personal Injuries Guidelines   The Judicial Council recently approved and adopted the new “Personal Injuries Guidelines” on the 6th of March 2021. These guidelines were prepared by the Personal Injuries Guidelines Committee which was established under the Judicial Council Act, 2019.  The Guidelines aim to quantify the level of damages which may be considered fair […]

Article on Liquidation 

  Article on Liquidation    Becoming a director of an Irish company means taking on a number of duties. These duties are amplified where that company experiences financial difficulties. In this note we look at what directors should bear in mind where their company is at risk of insolvency and what options may be available […]

Important UK case emphasising confidentiality of Mediator’s notes

  Important UK case emphasising confidentiality of Mediator’s notes   A recent decision of the High Court in England has emphasised the privileged and confidential nature of mediator’s notes taken during the course of a mediation.   In a case of SG vs SW the parties had entered into a mediated process for the purpose […]

Guide to the effect of separation/divorce on pension assets

  Guide to the effect of separation/divorce on pension assets   In any family law case, the parties will generally focus on what happens the family home or other property assets. This is understandable given that the family home/property relates to here and now i.e. the needs of both parties to rehouse themselves and their […]

Bringing a professional negligence claim in Ireland

Bringing a professional negligence claim in Ireland   The seminal case in bringing professional negligence claims in Ireland is a decision of the Supreme Court in Cooke -v- Cronin in 1999. In that case the Supreme Court held that the commencement of a professional negligence action amounts to an abuse of process of the Court […]