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Posted in New Legal Developments on 16 November 2017
The Mediation Act 2017 was signed into Law on the 2nd October 2017 and is expected to come in to force very shortly. What is Mediation? Mediation is a collaborative process that provides an opportunity to resolve disputes by negotiation and/or agreement by using a Mediator.   The Act...
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Posted in Personal Injury Litigation on 01 November 2017
In July, 2017, we wrote a piece about the Japanese Knotweed crisis and the serious problems which it is posing for many homeowners and residents throughout Ireland.  In particular, we condemned the presence of Japanese Knotweed on City or County Council property.  Recently, the Courts i...
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Posted in Personal Injury Litigation on 18 October 2017
Earlier this year, the fourth UN Global Road Safety Week (May 2017) focused on strategies to address and manage speed on the roads, which is a key risk factor for road traffic deaths and injuries. Speed contributes to around one-third of all fatal road traffic crashes in high-income countries, and u...
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Posted in Medical Negligence on 20 September 2017
Exaggerated or fraudulent claims by Plaintiffs are abhorrent.  They are dishonest and they are illegal.  They do not benefit the legal system the public who pay expensive insurance premiums. Thankfully they are in the minority. Solicitors take detailed instructions from clients, carry o...
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Posted in New Legal Developments on 06 September 2017
According to ISME a statutory offence of perjury would be a significant brick in the defensive wall against false or exaggerated personal injury claims. In my view, there are lots of checks and balances in the existing system to weed out any such claims. Section 25 of the Civil Liability & Court...
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