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Lacey Solicitors Insurance Lawyers
Belfast and Dublin
Insurance Lawyers Ireland
Interests: Insurance Law Ireland, and UK.
Recent Activity
State Claims Agency vows to Appeal decision of Irish High Court to apply a 1% multiplier to a future loss claim. In a recent decision the Irish High Court varied the level of deduction on a large future loss claim from the traditional 3% rate to 1% per annum. In... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Insurance Law Ireland
Following pressure from consumer groups, it has been revealed that the FCA are currently drawing up new rules to ensure renewal quotes on insurance policies include previous premiums as well to make customers aware of when the cost of their policy is increasing. Another idea being studied is to make... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Insurance Law Ireland
Barry v Dunnes Stores Clonmel (Limited) In dismissing the Defendant’s argument that the Plaintiff had acted in a manner contrary to her safety training and had caused the injury to herself, Irvine J stated: “Every employee must take care for their own safety... However, the fact that an employer may... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at Insurance Law Ireland
Byrne [A minor] & anor -v- Stephen Bell Trading as Bumblebees Cross J ruled that the defendants, who owned a children’s play area, were not liable for injuries sustained by a child on their premises. The plaintiff, bringing the action through his next friend, his father, alleged that the injuries... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at Insurance Law Ireland
Monahan -v- Dunnes Stores & Ano On the plaintiff’s behalf it was submitted that the payment which she received was payable by Friends First in respect of the injury which was the subject matter of wrongful act in the proceedings and was a payment that was paid under a contract... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Insurance Law Ireland
Salako -v- O'Carroll Peart J, in his ruling, stated that there was no injustice in doing so, due to the lack of truth and attempts to mislead the court in the evidence given by the Plaintiff, a national of Toga, referring to her as “a very poor historian.” Despite reporting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Insurance Law Ireland
Lacey Solicitors Insurance Lawyers is now following Bitten Word
Mar 7, 2014
Donohoe -v- Killeen Hogan J stated that the case was of considerable difficulty to the court, due to the absence of independent third party evidence. Both forensic engineering experts who gave evidence agreed that it was almost impossible to determine by reference to some objective facts – such as, for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Insurance Law Ireland
Burgess & Anor -v- Mulholland & anor Irvine J ruled that the local authority was negligent in a number of respects in relation to its management of this dangerous junction as of the date of the plaintiff’s accident. Firstly, in setting up an alternative pedestrian crossing, it did so in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Insurance Law Ireland
Richardson -v- Premimionas & Ors On the 17th January 2008 the plaintiff was in his VW Cabby Van waiting at a junction to make a right turn when a car being driven by the uninsured first named defendant came through a red light and collided with the plaintiff’s van. After... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2014 at Insurance Law Ireland
By Aoife O'Connor, on work experience with Lacey Solicitors from Rathmore Grammar School, Belfast. Anne Doody v Niall Clarke The circumstances of this case are that on the 26th March 2008, the plaintiff was struck in the eye by an egg thrown by a passenger in the defendant's car. The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at Insurance Law Ireland
In the case of Gallagher v McGeady the Irish High Court ruled that the Plaintiff was guilty of contributory negligence in the amount of 40% for allowing herself to be a passenger in a car where the driver had consumed alcohol, and for not wearing a seatbelt, causing injury. Ryan... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at Insurance Law Ireland
In the case of O'Connor v Laffin the High Court in Dublin dismissed an action by a plaintiff who claimed he had been injured when struck by a wing mirror of a passing van. In listing his reasons for doubting the reliability of the plaintiff’s evidence, the O'Neill J stated... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at Insurance Law Ireland
CIVIL LIABILITY AND COURTS ACT 20014- FIRST CONVICTION FOR FALSE AND MISLEADING EVIDENCE A Claimant who knowingly gave false or misleading information to a solicitor at his home in an affidavit in the course of Personal Injury proceedings has been the first to be convicted under the provisions of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at Insurance Law Ireland
Loss of Earnings calculations where there is a sporadic history How does the Court approach future loss of earnings where the Injured Party has a sporadic earning history? In the case of Richardson -v- Premimionas & Ors Peart J in the Irish High Court addressed the issue where the challenge... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at Insurance Law Ireland
IRL Supreme Court allows an appeal to appellants seeking to set aside a third party notice. O'Byrne v Michael Stein Travel Ltd & ors The court ruled that the learned trial judge erred in law in failing to have regard to the inordinate delay on the part of the respondent... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at Insurance Law Ireland
Monetary jurisdiction of District & Circuit Courts to increase from 3rd February 2014 As and from 3rd February 2014 the new monetary jurisdictions will be as follows: - the jurisdiction of the District Court in civil proceedings will increase from €6,384 to €15,000 - - the jurisdiction of the Circuit... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2014 at Insurance Law Ireland
IRL High Court rules installation of a glass door which caused injury was not negligence. _________________________________________ Newman -v- Cogan & Anor _________________________________________ O’Neill J ruled that that the defendants had not failed, pursuant to s. 3 of the Occupiers Liability Act 1995, to take reasonable care in respect of the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at Insurance Law Ireland
De Cataldo -v- Petro Gas Group Ltd & Ors As a result of a slip outside a petrol station, the plaintiff claimed she suffered a serious injury to her left pelvis, hip and sacrum area which had the effect of disabling her for a prolonged period of time from a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at Insurance Law Ireland
McDonald -v- Frossway Trading as Bleu & Ors O’Neill J noted that anyone, lay or expert, who considered the relevant features of the location of the stairs, namely, in a busy city restaurant, in an ambiance where the lighting was relatively low, the rather dark colouring of the stairs, the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2013 at Insurance Law Ireland
IRL High Court sets out rules for Notices for Particulars in PI Actions Agnes Armstrong v Sean Moffatt & Ors IRL High Court set out rules regarding notices for further particulars in personal injury cases, clarifying the extent to which the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 has altered practice... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2013 at Insurance Law Ireland
IRL High Court Dismisses Plaintiff's PI action Ryan J dismissed an action by the plaintiff in accordance with section 26 of the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 on the grounds (a) that he gave false or misleading evidence in a material respect which he knew to be false or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2013 at Insurance Law Ireland
Solicitor Apprentice/Legal Executive Wanted Lacey Solicitors are able to offer an apprenticeship for law students who have secured a place at either the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s University Belfast or the University of Ulster Graduate School of Professional Legal Education. The successful candidate will be based at... Continue reading
Reblogged May 30, 2013 at Insurance Law Ireland
Solicitor Apprentice/Legal Executive Wanted Lacey Solicitors are able to offer an apprenticeship for law students who have secured a place at either the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s University Belfast or the University of Ulster Graduate School of Professional Legal Education. The successful candidate will be based at... Continue reading
Reblogged May 30, 2013 at Insurance Law Ireland
Solicitor Apprentice/Legal Executive Wanted Lacey Solicitors are able to offer an apprenticeship for law students who have secured a place at either the Institute of Professional Legal Studies at Queen’s University Belfast or the University of Ulster Graduate School of Professional Legal Education. The successful candidate will be based at... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at Insurance Law Ireland