Defamation (Amendment) Bill 2014

The Oireachtas recently published the Defamation (Amendment) Bill 2014 ("the Bill") the purpose of which is to limit the damages certain public bodies may receive in defamation actions so as to protect public discourse from public bodies using the resources of the State and the powers granted to them by [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:25:58+00:00July 7th, 2014|Damages, Defamation, latest news|Comments Off on Defamation (Amendment) Bill 2014

UK High Court Enforces 12 month Restrictive Covenant Clause

In the recent UK case of Romero Insurance Brokers v Templeton [2013] EWHC 1198 (QB) the UK High Court was asked to consider a number of questions including the enforceability of a 12 month restrictive covenant. A copy to the decision is found here. Background The defendant in this case, [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:26:20+00:00March 3rd, 2014|Confidental Information, Constructive Dismissal, High Court, Injunction, Insurance, latest news, Litigation, Redundancy, Restrictive Covenant, Restrictive Covenants, Unfair Dismissal, Wrongful Dismissal|Comments Off on UK High Court Enforces 12 month Restrictive Covenant Clause

The Defamation Act 2009 and Remedies

In the second of our blog posts concerning the Defamation Act 2009, we look at the various remedies available under the Act. 1. Declaratory Order A new fast track remedy is now available under the Act whereby a person who claims to be the subject of a statement he or [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:20:33+00:00August 15th, 2013|Circuit Court, Defamation, High Court, Injunction, Internet, social media, Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Bill 2013|Comments Off on The Defamation Act 2009 and Remedies

Personal Injury and Safety in the Workplace – Contributory Negligence and Fraudulent Actions

The case of Smith v Health Service Executive 2013 [IEHC] 360 concerned a claim for damages, breach of duty including statutory duty in respect of injuries sustained by the plaintiff in the course of employment in July 2010. Background The plaintiff was employed by the defendants for 18 years as [...]

Personal Injury – The Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Bill 2013

The Government has today published the Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Bill 2013 which when enacted will provide that certain persons shall be under a "disability" for the purpose of bringing actions relating to symphysiotomy and pubiotomy performed on them without medical justification. The Bill and explanatory memorandum note that operations known as symphysiotomy [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:19:23+00:00April 10th, 2013|latest news, Negligence, Personal Injury, Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Bill 2013|Comments Off on Personal Injury – The Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Bill 2013

Accident at Work – Crack on surface leads to €55,000 award of damages

In this month's Health and Safety Review, the importance of maintenance of a crack on the surface of a ramp was highlighted in the case of Jancelewicz v Tipperary Cheese Company Limited, High Court, Waterford, June 2012. It was reported that a factory worker suffered a fractured wrist and crushed arm when the trolley [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:16:41+00:00September 12th, 2012|Accident at Work, Personal Injury, Personal Injury Assessment Board|Comments Off on Accident at Work – Crack on surface leads to €55,000 award of damages