Personal injury law



Louise Smith: Defendants bank on new legislation to reduce plaintiff costs in personal injury actions

Ronan Daly Jermyn partner Louise Smith and trainee Aisling Breen explore proposals to reduce plaintiff costs in personal injury litigation.

Published 6 November 2020

High Court: Renewal of professional negligence summons set aside

The High Court has set aside a judge's renewal of a summons in a case concerning alleged professional negligence in circumstances where the summons had already been renewed by the Master of the High Court.

Published 5 November 2020

Average legal costs in litigated personal injury cases just over €23k

The average legal costs in personal injury cases settled through litigation was over €23,000 between 2015 and 2019, according to new figures published by the Central Bank of Ireland.

Published 3 November 2020

Justice minister urged to legislate for mandatory court approval of settlements involving minors

JMK Solicitors has urged Justice Minister Naomi Long to progress legislation to require courts to approve legal settlements of financial cases involving minors.

Published 3 November 2020

High Court: HSE’s application to set aside summons renewal rejected

The High Court has dismissed the HSE’s application to set aside an Order renewing a personal injuries summons.

Published 2 October 2020

'No evidence' that capping personal injury pay-outs will lower insurance premiums

There is "no evidence" that capping personal injury pay-outs will lead to lower insurance premiums, the Law Society of Ireland has said.

Published 1 October 2020

Two 'constitutionally permissible' models for personal injuries payment cap

The Law Reform Commission has identified two "constitutionally permissible" models for capping personal injuries pay-outs in Ireland.

Published 30 September 2020

High Court: Swine flu interrogatories order denied

The High Court has denied an application for an order pursuant to Ord 31 r 1 RSC granting leave to deliver interrogatories in a swine flu vaccine personal injuries case.

Published 31 August 2020

Kennedys urges government to reassess personal injury discount rate

Kennedys has urged the government to establish an independent panel to advise on the personal injury discount rate based on what people actually do with their compensation.

Published 27 August 2020

Kildare solicitor Liam Moloney appointed to European COVID-19 litigation group

Kildare solicitor Liam Moloney has been appointed as co-chair of the new COVID-19 litigation group within the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL).

Published 20 August 2020

Bar backs Scottish approach to personal injury discount rate

The Bar Council of Northern Ireland has recommended following the Scottish framework on personal injury discount rate.

Published 19 August 2020

Kennedys backs English approach to personal injury discount rate

Law firm Kennedys has urged the Northern Ireland Executive to change the way the personal injury discount rate is calculated to reflect what injured people do with their compensation in real life.

Published 14 August 2020

Court of Appeal: More regard should be had to Book of Quantum

The Court of Appeal has allowed a personal injuries appeal, and greatly reduced an award of damages for personal injuries. The court said that more regard should be had to the Book of Quantum.

Published 13 August 2020

Court of Appeal: High Court order striking out personal injury claim set aside

The Court of Appeal has set aside the order of Mr Justice Max Barrett striking out personal injuries proceedings on the grounds of inordinate and inexcusable delay.

Published 5 August 2020

Flor McCarthy: Campaign for statements of truth in personal injury and medical negligence claims continues

Flor McCarthy, managing partner at McCarthy + Co Solicitors, explains that statements of truth have been introduced but will not yet be immediately available for use in personal injury and medical negligence claims.

Published 5 August 2020