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Professional regulation and discipline: “misconduct” and “poor professional performance” in Irish law
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • February 12 2015

In 2012, rejecting the advice of its legal assessor, the Fitness to Practise Committee (“FPC”) of the Medical Council (the “Council”) recommended to

Irish Court declines jurisdiction to hear professional negligence claim
  • Matheson
  • European Union, Ireland
  • November 24 2014

The defendants were both domiciled in Belgium for the purposes of Article 2 Council Regulation No. 44 2001 (EC) (the "Brussels Regulation"). The

Does redress resolve the symphysiotomy issue in Ireland?
  • Anthony Gold Solicitors
  • Ireland
  • November 11 2014

Today the Irish government announced details of the symphysiotomy redress scheme. This is yet another redress scheme coming on the back of the

Vicarious liability extended?
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • November 7 2014

The High Court recently decided that the Health Service Executive (HSE) owed a duty of care to a property owner whose property was damaged when the

Damages for distress, upset and inconvenience not recoverable in professional negligence claim
  • A&L Goodbody
  • 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

Plaintiff’s case dismissed for failure to establish negligence
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • July 29 2014

This case involved an operation carried out in 2005, on a 19-year-old, to correct a curvature of the spine. During the surgery, the plaintiff was

Medical Injuries Assessment Board
  • Eversheds LLP
  • Ireland
  • June 18 2014

Medical negligence claims have long been complex and costly, with liability and causation often heavily disputed. Dorothea Dowling, Chairwoman of the

Professional negligence actions non suit
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • November 25 2013

Where a plaintiff fails to make out a prima facie case, defendants to professional negligence actions and their insurers may be in a position at the

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

Risks for practitioners who don't keep their professional competence requirements up to date
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • November 12 2013

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