Appeal courts now signalling end of ‘compo culture’ as awards slashed

16th April 2016

A number of personal injury awards by the High Court have been halved by the Court of Appeal, with some criticism of the approach adopted by the original judges. There have been a run of these reductions lately, experts said, in a sign that judges may be changing their approach to injuries awards, whose size […]

Rally fan who lost his leg awarded €564,000

15th April 2016

A man whose leg was amputated after he was struck by a car taking part in an international rally event has secured €564,000 damages. The award to Blaine Murphy was made after the Court of Appeal rejected as “perverse” a High Court judge’s finding he was primarily liable. The appeal court increased by almost €364,000 […]

Hill walker who slipped in Wicklow awarded €40,000 in damages

A hill walker who was injured when she fell on a rotting boardwalk on the Wicklow Way has been awarded €40,000 damages against the National Parks and Wildlife Service. In a judgment that will have serious repercussions for all of Ireland’s national parks, Judge Jacqueline Linnane said Teresa Wall (59) had been directed by signs to use the boardwalk which, […]

Man faces huge legal bill after losing case against Dunnes Stores

7th April 2016

A 57-YEAR-OLD fire officer was left facing a €20,000 bill for legal costs today after a judge threw out his damages claim against Dunnes Stores. Judge Jacqueline Linnane warned claimants that they needed to be aware, when bringing legal proceedings, that there could be serious costs consequences if their claim is dismissed. She made the […]