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Statements of Truth In Personal Injury and Medical Negligence Claims

Statements of truth

Statements of Truth Have Been Introduced But Will Not Yet Be Immediately Available for Use In Personal Injury and Medical Negligence Claims Back in May we started a campaign to replace affidavits sworn on oath with a more modern secular system of statements of truth. You can see more detail on the background to this [...]

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A big decision from the European Court of Justice

A big decision from the European Court of Justice

A major decision was reached last week by the European Court of Justice in what has become known as the Schrems II case and I thought you might be interested in a quick outline of its significance for you. There is a lot background and context to the case but, in short, on Thursday the [...]

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Statements of Truth Need to be a Top Priority

Statements of truth

Irrespective of the politics, I have to say that I am delighted to see that we now have a functioning government. The alternative was just too awful to contemplate... You may have noticed that a commitment to introduce Statements of Truth (to replace affidavits sworn on oath) was included in the Programme for Government. That's [...]

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Webinars For Solicitors; A Pleasant Surprise from the Crisis

When the Covid-19 crisis first broke, a colleague of mine in Wexford, Martin Lawlor, and myself had the idea to run a webinar for fellow solicitors on coping with the challenges of practising law in the crisis. We were pretty blown away by the fact that we had over 600 solicitors register for our first [...]

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, who could be against that?  At times concepts like these can seem like motherhood and apple pie, universally good and admired but hardly controversial. Yet in weeks like those we have been through recently, we are reminded how easy it is for these things that are fundamental to human dignity to [...]

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Opening The Doors Again

Sometimes it seems like an eternity since we all suddenly went into lockdown back in March… On the one hand, time felt like it was standing still for much of it as we just got-by day-to-day, but on the other hand, so much has changed so utterly and so rapidly since this all started. But, [...]

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Cause for Celebration

We had the wonderful news this week of our first day in so many with no deaths reported from Covid-19. This really is worthy of celebration and something of which we should all be proud of the collective effort that made it happen. Well done you! It is of course particularly poignant that this achievement [...]

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The New Normal

So we saw a little easing of restrictions this week with garden centres and hardware shops opening and a bit more leeway on what we can do outside. It is welcome but we need to remain cautious and responsible and keep following the health advice. We've achieved an awful lot just by doing simple like [...]

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Do You Believe In God?

Statement of Truth

Well, do you? (Don’t answer that by the way, it is, for the avoidance of any doubt, a rhetorical question!) But it’s a pretty personal question, isn’t it? In fact, it’s one that I wouldn’t feel comfortable asking, or answering, in normal social interactions. It’s intrusive and potentially embarrassing and nobody else’s business but your [...]

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Urgent Change to Affidavits Required By Covid-19 Pandemic To Enable Access to Justice

We have all restricted our activities as directed by the Government to do what we can to slow the spread of the Covid-19 Corona Virus. While legal services have been designated as essential services, legal practitioners have also restricted activities to those that are essential and that can be delivered safely. This involves most people [...]

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Flor McCarthy Personal Injury Solicitor Interviewed on The Sweeney Show Podcast

Flor was delighted and honoured to have recently been invited to be interviewed on The Sweeney Show Podcast. During the interview, Flor and David Sweeney covered many topics training from Flor's early years in law to the present day and navigating our current (COVID-19) situation. Flor talks about how he can draw from past experiences [...]

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An Online Resource Guide – COVID-19

What can we say about the past few weeks? It’s been a rollercoaster. We are all living a very different reality to this time last month. We have had to adapt and adjust almost overnight to a new way of living. We now face an uncertain road. One that will not be easy to travel [...]

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