On the 2nd of October 2013 the Professional Negligence Lawyer’s Association teamed up with Augustus Cullen Law for the third year running for a conference entitled “Hot Topics in Professional Negligence and Liability.”

The conference was chaired by The Honourable Mr. Justice Michael Peart.

This conference provided an excellent opportunity for Solicitors from the both the UK and Irish jurisdictions and particularly those who specialise in professional negligence to obtain comprehensive and up to date information on the following topics:-

  • A review of professional cases that have come before the Irish Courts in recent times, looking at some of the issues, themes and trends in the Irish legal context.
  • A discussion of the issues surrounding recent High Court decisions which deal with the concept of “no transaction” damages in cases involving professional negligence.
  • A look of the law of limitation in respect of claims for professional negligence in relation to conduct of litigation and also consideration of the recent Supreme Court decision of Gallagher –v- ACC Bank Plc.
  • An overview of the impact of the Waterford Crystal decision in which Ireland was found to be in serious breach of an obligation to ensure protection of pension provisions of employees in the event of insolvency of their employer.
  • A consideration of the latest trend in British and Irish Courts in relation to causation and scope of duty with particular reference to the circumstances where a professional may be liable for all the losses suffered by a client.
  • The pros and cons of alternative dispute resolution over the last ten to fifteen years in civil litigation procedure.
  • A discussion on “after the event” insurance which involves transferring the risk of losing a claim.

Eminent speakers included Alan Keating B.L., Mary Kidd, Solicitor in Matheson, Johnathan Sachs, Partner in Matthew Arnold and Baldwin , John Byrne Actuary and Pensions Expert, Ben Patton Q.C., Tim Constable, Partner in Matthew Arnold and Baldwin LLP and Brian Kennedy S.C.

If you require any information regarding this conference, please contact 

19 December 2013

    Gillian and all at Augustus Cullen Law, A million thanks for a great job done. Justice for our son at last!!

    Catherine, Liam & William

    Dear Michael, A great result was achieved because of your efforts and we were truly blessed to have you on our side.

    Kathleen, Medical Negligence Client

    Dear Joice…you are and have been very professional, sympathetic and dignified in all of your dealings with us and I put that down to one simple fact. You listened.

    James, Medical Negligence Client

    Geraldine, Thank you most sincerely for all your hard work and commitment to these children.

    Freda McKittrick, Head of Barnardos Beacon Guardian Ad Litem service

    Neil is an absolute gentleman to deal with – kind, tactful and very efficient. We could not praise him highly enough. He brought us through a horrible time.

    Sean, Medical Negligence Client

    Many thanks again for a job well done. We really appreciate all your hard work and practical advice.

    Corporate client in a commercial litigation matter

    Dear Jamie, You and your team in ACL were so professional, diligent and prompt. I have recommended you and the firm, and will continue to do so

    Lorraine McCarthy

    Gus Cullen and the firm’s approach to addressing the key issues was professional, yet personal, efficient yet attentive.


    The process is a difficult one and when you deal with people who are so professional and yet genuine/real people, it makes it so much easier... so thanks a million.


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