Case archive

High Court refuses to dismiss Chief Constable’s defence in Loughgall shooting civil case

The Northern Ireland High Court of Justice has refused an application by the representative of a man shot by soldiers in 1987 relating to a delay in the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)’s disclosure of documents in a separate civil case.

9 February 2016

NI: Ulster Unionist Party politician awarded £48,750 for defamatory tweet by Sinn Féin politician

The Member of Parliament for Fermanagh and South Tyrone has been awarded £48,750.00 after a Sinn Féin politician posted a defamatory statement about him on Twitter in May 2014.

5 February 2016

Man fails in attempt to seek judicial review of harassment appeal verdict

The High Court has refused an application from a man who sought an order of certiorarior declaration in relation to an order made following an appeal against his conviction for harassing his ex-wife.

4 February 2016

Woman imprisoned for failure to surrender repossessed home found to be legally detained

A woman has been found to have been legally detained under a motion for attachment and committal issued for her failure to comply with an order for possession over her family home.

3 February 2016

Man fails to show bank should have informed him of fellow customer’s financial difficulties

A man has lost an appeal against a court order which struck out his claims against a bank and two statutory receivers appointed over property to which he claimed to have an entitlement to possess.

2 February 2016

Ex-farmer loses appeal, ending 29 year legal battle over bovine tuberculosis compensation

An ex-farmer who subsequently trained as a barrister has lost his appeal to amend his Statement of Claim in a case concerning the Bovine Tuberculosis (Attestation of the State and General Provisions) Order 1978 (S.I. 256/78) and his alleged right to compensation for the loss of cows which had tested positively for bovine tuberculosis.

1 February 2016

Man fails to show good reason for delay in pursuing case against his former solicitors

The Court of Appeal has refused a man’s appeal against the High Court’s decision to set aside an order renewing a plenary summons.

29 January 2016

High Court clarifies exceptional nature of secondary case procedural legitimate expectation in addiction centre judicial review

The High Court has dismissed an application for judicial review brought by a former heroin addict who argued he had a "secondary case procedural legitimate expectation" to have been consulted by the Department of Justice before they ceased funding for an addiction service.

28 January 2016

Man awarded damages for quarry injury, despite originally submitting false information

A man has been awarded €453,000 in damages after a digger ran over his foot in a quarry in Co. Donegal in June 2003, ultimately leaving him without most of it.

27 January 2016

High Court found to have erred in Rugby Club assault case, twelve years after decision

The Court of Appeal has found that the High Court erred in its interpretation of the facts in a case brought by a woman against the trustees of a rugby club in which she was assaulted.

26 January 2016

Bankrupts did not require information from bank in order to fill out statement of affairs

Two applicants have failed to secure an order requiring two banks and an individual to provide information they claim to need in order to fill out a statement of affairs.

25 January 2016

Sunday Newspapers Limited to pay damages for defamation after delaying in delivering of defence

The High Court has made a judgment in default of defence against Sunday Newspapers Limited T/A Sunday World and Eugene Masterson, after they failed to deliver a defence in response to a claim that they defamed the character of Paul McNamara in an article published in the Sunday World on 21st December 2014.

22 January 2016

Attempt to sue civil servants for acts of Land and Property Services deemed vexatious and abuse of process

A man has had his applications against the former CEO of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, the former CEO of the Land and Property Services, and two civil servants struck out on the basis the action failed to disclose a reasonable cause of action, was frivolous and vexatious or was otherwise an abuse of process.

21 January 2016

Farmer loses appeal over time barred challenge of land transfer in family dispute

of proceeding in 2004, and that he could not both be an executor of his mother’s Will, and bring a challenge against it.

20 January 2016

Sentence for single assault found excessive due to youth of offender

A young woman has had her sentence for a single count of assault contrary to s.3 of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act reduced, with the Court of Appeal finding that insufficient attention was given to the young age of the woman at the time of the offence.

19 January 2016