April 3, 2019

If I have an injury compensation claim, do I have to go to the Injuries Board in Ireland ?

In almost all cases for injury compensation, you must go through the Injuries Board.  There are a number of limited exceptions to this, on which you would need to take specific advice if they apply to you.  But even in those exceptional cases, it may be advisable to lodge an […]
March 15, 2019

Proposals to limit awards in injury claims

Personal injury payouts could be capped under proposed new legislation which, it is hoped, will help reduce the cost of cover for businesses, motorists and farmers. It proposes that injury award levels would be set by the Justice Minister and agreed by the Dail and Seanad, a move that would […]
February 5, 2019

Increasing number of solicitors reflects growing Irish economy

The Law Society of Ireland reports this week that there were 10,972 solicitors with practising certificates (PCs) on 31 December 2018 – an increase of 511 (or 4.8%) over the 10,461 PC holders on the same date in 2017. This 4.8% year-on-year increase in the total number of PC figures contrasted favourably with […]
January 22, 2019

Worker’s rights = Re-think on legal representation for employees in internal investigations

In an important recent decision the Court of Appeal has indicated a possible re-think on an employee’s right to legal representation during an internal disciplinary hearing. In its decision in Iarnród Éireann/Irish Rail v Barry McKelvey the Court of Appeal reversed an earlier finding of the High Court that an employee was entitled […]