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‘No transaction’ damages in professional negligence cases

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • January 15 2013

A number of recent High Court decisions have involved cases in which lenders have taken action against their former legal advisors for negligence

Risks for practitioners who don't keep their professional competence requirements up to date

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • November 12 2013

With the increasing attention on professional competence requirements, practitioners must be aware of their obligations and the implications of

Damages for distress, upset and inconvenience not recoverable in professional negligence claim

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • September 9 2014

The High Court, in a recent case - Walter & Anor v Crossan 2014 IEHC 377, Hogan J, 24 July 2014 struck out a claim for damages for upset, distress

Contributory negligence by lenders in professional negligence claims

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • September 30 2013

The recent Irish Supreme Court case of KBC Bank v BCM Hanby Wallace examined the issue of when a lender's actions could result in a reduction of an

Recent landmark decision on costs for defendants - light at the end of the tunnel

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • November 12 2013

In an interesting judgment on costs, Ms Justice Irvine recently departed from the usual practice that costs follow the event. The decision was based

Professional indemnity

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • August 8 2013

Last year, the High Court awarded a bank substantial damages against a Dublin law firm for failing to ensure that proper security was in place before

New High Court Rules on Mediation and Conciliation

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • January 10 2011

New High Court Rules on Mediation and Conciliation (the "Rules"), under which a High Court judge may adjourn legal proceedings to allow the parties to engage in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), may yield an increase in the number of medical negligence claims being settled through mediation, conciliation or other forms of ADR

Professional advisors - generalists beware the unknown

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • August 8 2013

In Mehjoo v Harben Barker (a firm) and another, the defendant accounting firm was sued by an Iranian client for failing to refer him to specialised

Professional indemnity - assessment of “no transaction” damages in professional negligence cases

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • January 29 2013

A series of recent Irish High Court decisions has considered the concept of "no transaction" damages in cases involving professional negligence. The

Dealing with delays in professional negligence claims - how long must insurers wait?

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • April 23 2012

It is not uncommon in professional negligence claims for there to be long periods of inactivity where the claimant does not prosecute the claim