Changes to jurisdiction levels of civil courts

The changes to the monetary jurisdictions of the civil courts proposed by  Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013 will take effect on 3rd February, 2014. The new limits will be: District Court: €15,000. Circuit Court in civil proceedings (other than personal injury claims): €75,000. Circuit Court for personal injury actions €60,000.  

Defamation – Twitter

Defamation – Twitter In addition to bringing a defamation action against the broadcasters of a show, being BBC and ITV (one of which we believe has already settled for a cash sum), following the inaccurate Newsnight report on November 2nd , Lawyers for Lord McAlpine in the UK have threatened legal action against Twitter users […]

Personal Injuries *: Compensation Guide

Personal Injuries: Compensation Guide* The Injuries Board provide an estimate of figures which provide a general guideline in relation to the value of an injury claim. Obviously each case depends on its own merits taking individual circumstances into account i.e. the severity of the injury, age, occupation etc. In addition there may be a claim for […]

What to do after a Road Traffic Accident *

What to do after a Road Traffic Accident * Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors set out the below step by step guide to what to do after a road traffic accident. At all times it should be remembered that your health is paramount and is the first thing you need to attend to after a road traffic […]

Making a Personal Injuries Claim *

Making a Personal Injuries Claim * Under the Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003, anyone intending to seek compensation for a personal injury (other than medical negligence/ malpractice ) must make an application through the Personal Injuries Board (PIAB) unless the claim is settled directly between the parties. The first step your solicitor will take […]

The Importance of a Well Drafted Contract

THE IMPORTANCE OF A WELL DRAFTED CONTRACT The importance of a well-drafted construction contract cannot be overstated. A well-drafted contract clearly defines the parties, responsibilities and deadlines. It also anticipates problems that may arise aswell as providing for the unforseen. The ability to provide for the unforeseen when drafting a contract is a skill that […]

Personal Injury * : What is the difference between an Accident and a Claim ?

There can at times be a fine line between an accident and an accident that gives rise to compensation due to  negligence.  However the law does distinguish between the two. To put it simply, in the eyes of the law an accident is an incident that no one could possibly have foreseen and for which […]