PATHWAYS TO PROGRESS CONFERENCE 2017

High Court Approves Settlement in Fatal Road Traffic Accident

High Court Approves Settlement in Fatal Road Traffic Accident

Our Caroline McLaughlin, Partner in our Personal Injury Department acted on behalf of the family of Stephen Alexander in a fatal injury action. Mr. Alexander died following a road traffic accident on the N25 Bergerin, New Ross, Co. Wexford on 4 December, 2017. Mr....

Guardianship

Guardianship

Guardianship is the collection or rights that a parent (or non-parent) may have in respect of a child. The rights of a guardian include the rights to make decisions on matters affecting the child such as medical consents, religious upbringing, education, passports...

€1.5m interim settlement for girl brain injured at birth

The High Court has approved an interim settlement of €1.5 million in the case of a now 15-year-old girl who was brain injured at birth. Our David O’Malley, who represented the family, quoted at The Four Courts: “Sarah is waiting over 11 years for adequate PPO...

Legal Secretary Required in our Limerick Office

Legal Secretary Required in our Limerick Office

We are recruiting a Legal Secretary to join the team in our Limerick office. The position is a full-time permanent role with an IMMEDIATE start. The role will provide the successful applicant with a challenging and rewarding work environment. The successful applicant...

New E-Scooter Law in Ireland

New E-Scooter Law in Ireland

The Road Traffic (Electric Scooters) Regulations 2024 will legalise the use of e-scooters on public roads from Monday, 20th May, 2024. What you need to know about the new Regulations. From Monday, 20th May, 2024 the use of e-scooters in Ireland will be legal subject...

High Court Ruling on Fatal Injury Case

The fatal injury case of Ann Moyles was ruled today in the High Court. The case concerned the death of Mrs. Moyles in December 2017. She attended A&E in Mayo General Hospital. Her condition deteriorated and she died a few days later. Regrettably, deficiencies in...

€320,000 Settlement after newborn left with chemical-type burn

€320,000 Settlement after newborn left with chemical-type burn

The High Court has agreed a settlement totaling €320,000 in the lawsuit involving a seven-year-old girl who, as a newborn, suffered a chemical-type burn purportedly due to a wipe left in her incubator at a maternity hospital. During the proceedings, it was disclosed...

Fatal Accidents on the Road

Fatal Accidents on the Road

The most recent statistics from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) (for the period from 1 January- 31 March, 2024) confirm that during 2024 to date, there were 58 fatalities on the road in Ireland. This represents 16 more deaths from 2023 figures for the same period and...

Making A Will in Ireland

Making A Will in Ireland

One of the most important things you will do in your lifetime is to make a Will. Joanne Leetch, Senior Associate at CallanTansey Solicitors, addresses the questions that we are most frequently asked about making a Will.

Hospital apologises after man’s death during CVC removal

Hospital apologises after man’s death during CVC removal

Martin Best of Childers Heights, Ballina died in hospital in January 2019 after a procedure to have a central venous catheter (CVC) line removed. The deceased had longstanding chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and on or about the 29 December 2018 he experienced...