Supreme Court: Test for security for costs refined as Quinn Insurance ordered to cover €30m legal bill
The Supreme Court has ordered Quinn Insurance Limited to provide security for costs to PricewaterhouseCoopers, whose legal bill stands at €30 million in the long-running dispute. In reaching this decision, the court reiterated the proper approach to security for costs (SFC) applications and outlined a new limb to the legal test.
Published 24 March 2021
High Court: Security for costs granted against 'impecunious plaintiff' as judge heavily criticises legal costs in Ireland
The High Court has granted an application for security for costs against an impecunious company suing for €228,000. The company was ordered to pay 80 percent of the defendant’s costs, which were estimated at €231,000.
Published 2 March 2021
The High Court has held that the general “costs follow the event” rule applies in regulatory disciplinary matters which come before the courts.
Published 6 January 2021
The High Court has ordered that Ryanair must pay the State’s fees in its unsuccessful challenge of the legality of the Government of Ireland’s coronavirus travel advice.
Published 5 January 2021
The Court of Appeal, in a judgment delivered by its president, Mr Justice George Birmingham, has allowed the State’s appeal challenging an order that it pay half the legal costs of a murder victim’s family.
Published 19 November 2020
Dublin solicitor Barry Magee has been appointed as a legal costs adjudicator.
Published 18 November 2020
The cost of litigation in Ireland should be brought down by fee guidelines, the civil justice review group chaired by former High Court president Mr Justice Peter Kelly has reportedly recommended.
Published 6 November 2020
Legal costs in motor insurance claims rose slightly to €112 million in 2018, according to new figures from the Central Bank of Ireland.
Published 3 March 2020
A group of companies seeking costs on the “solicitor and client” basis have had their application refused in the High Court.
Published 22 January 2020