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Slip and Fall in snow and ice

It is settled law in Ireland that a public authority is not liable for damage arising from “non-feasance”. This means that, if the public authority fails to exercise a statutory power, and loss is sustained which would have been avoided if the power had been exercised, the public authority is not accountable in law for that failure.

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Sample Personal Injury Summons

the Plaintiff suffered severe personal injury and suffered loss damage and expense.

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Money

It is a principle of Irish (and UK) law that the purpose of the award of compensation by the courts is to, insofar as money can, place the injured party in the same position as if he/she had not been injured.

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Shake, Rattle & Roll

Vibration would not be readily seen, by workers, as a danger to health in the workplace. It is, and the injury can be serious.

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Skin Disease

It is generally agreed that skin disease is the commonest occupationally-caused disease.

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Fighting (2)

For the Plaintiff, “fighting” did not require him to give evidence; the case was run purely on legal arguments. Although the judgement of the three-judge Court of Appeal was unanimous in his favour, the legal arguments were sufficiently cogent to defeat him in first instance (and to have attracted the Defendants’ lawyers to the course of action they took, in the first instance).

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Fighting (1)

Litigation lawyers fight. If a lawyer is not generally fighting, he/she is not in litigation. Sometimes the lawyer is fighting for a plaintiff and sometimes the lawyer is fighting for the defendant.

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The Lengthening Anglo Irish Bank Road

Under the Market Abuse (2003/6/EC) Regulations 2005 it is an offence to breach the regulations by engaging in the acts set out in Regulation 5

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The Long Anglo Irish Road

The Anglo Irish Bank “shareholders” are all “former shareholders”; the shares of the Bank have been transferred to the Minister. Logically, no rights to issue proceedings by former shareholders against proposed Defendants can arise from the expropriation of the shares by the Minister for Finance, but it would be foolhardy to sue without first writing to the Minister and obtaining his consent to issue proceedings, seeking civil remedies.

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Contract Law (1)

Signing a contract for a new roadway (or a new building) is a significant matter. The contract will have to provide for a great number of things, not least the specification for the type or quality of road or building.

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