The Nightmare That Is The HSE

The HSE was in the news yesterday when a report prepared for the organisation itself last year became public which showed how money is spent and wasted within the HSE. The HSE is a Frankenstein's monster of former regional health boards that were cobbled together in the vain hope of achieving those illusive goals of [...]

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What does legal disability mean for time limits in medical negligence?

Another relaxation of the harshness of the Statute of Limitations is that time will be deemed not to run against a patient during any period in which they are deemed to be under a legal ‘disability.’ One important example of such a legal disability is where someone is under the age of eighteen. The effect [...]

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How will I know if I have a medical negligence case?

If you suspect that you have been the victim of medical negligence the first thing you need to do (after, of course, receiving all appropriate remedial medical treatment) is to make contact with a solicitor specialising in medical negligence claims who will go about commencing the investigations necessary to establish whether or not you’ve got [...]

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When is medical treatment negligent?

In order to be entitled to compensation a claimant must show that the medical practitioner has liability to them in negligence and that there is what is referred to as ‘causation’ between that negligent behaviour and the injuries actually suffered.  We therefore need to consider the concepts of liability and causation in turn. Liability To [...]

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What is the purpose of bringing a medical negligence claim?

While you may think that the answer to this question is so obvious that it doesn’t warrant asking, you’d be surprised at the number of people who expect outcomes from a medical negligence action which are impossible to secure.  This is why I believe that it’s worth considering what can and cannot reasonably be expected [...]

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Can Irish solicitors advertise a no-win-no-fee service?

The Solicitors Acts, 1954 to 2002 Solicitors (Advertising) Regulations, 2002 forbid any solicitor from publishing an advertisement which include words or phrases such as “no win no fee” or “no foal no fee” or other words or phrases of a similar nature which could be construed as meaning that legal services involving contentious business would [...]

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Is being granted legal aid an alternative to no win no fee?

After the 1979 decision of the European Court of Human Rights in Airey v. Ireland was handed down (where it was found that a woman who was not granted civil legal aid to enable her to obtain a decree of divorce had had her rights violated under the European Convention on Human Rights) there was [...]

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What are the rules regarding no-win-no-fee arrangements in Ireland?

In this country the basis upon which a solicitor and client agree the extent of the legal fee to which the solicitor will be entitled if the case is successful is a contractual matter to be agreed on between the parties. If there is a dispute between the parties it can be submitted to an [...]

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‘Legal Website of the Year’ award for Clon solicitors

The Southern Star ran a story on our recent success winning Legal Website of the Year at the Irish Law Awards. It's here.

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Members of Irish Defence Forces Exposed to Risk of Asbestosis

Hundreds of members of the Irish Defence Forces are faced with a worrying future after it recently emerged in the media that members of both the Irish Army and Navy were exposed to asbestos while in the line of duty. Over 300 Irish soldiers were exposed to asbestos while carrying out peacekeeping duties in East [...]

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We Won Legal Website of the Year at the Irish Law Awards 2014!

John and I were at the Irish Law Awards final in the Four Seasons in Dublin on Friday presented by Prime Time’s Miriam O’Callaghan. We were shortlisted for the awards for Legal Website of the Year and the Best Small Firm in Munster. And I am delighted to confirm that we won the Best Legal [...]

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Unfairness of the Injuries Board Debated in National Press

Well! The press coverage of Make Your Claim has hit critical mass and has now sparked a national debate. Think I'm exaggerating?  I'm talking John; in a national daily newspaper; going head to head with the director of corporate services of the Injuries Board. If that isn't a national debate, I don't know what is.  [...]

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