30 November 2012
ACL were honoured to receive a runners up award in the category of medium to large business on Friday, 16th November 2012 by Wicklow Chamber of Commerce.
The long awaited Defamation Act 2009 (the Act) introduced some long overdue changes and reform that benefit both Plaintiffs and Defendants. It is not the intention of the author to examine in depth all the changes incorporated in the Act, but to focus specifically on one of the major changes brought by the Act; the abolishment of the distinction between libel and slander.
29 November 2012
The family of a young mother who died seven months after she had a heart attack while giving birth has settled an action for damages for €690,000.
19 November 2012
Augustus Cullen Law are proud sponsors the forthcoming Medical Injuries Alliance Conference entitled “Cerebral palsy, birth & neonatal injuries” which takes place in Dublin on the 26th November 2012 at the Radisson Blu Hotel.
18 November 2012
There has been a marked increase in the abduction of children across international boundaries in recent times. In Ireland figures have reached the highest recorded to date. Ireland dealt with 142 child-abduction cases involving 198 children last year, up from 72 cases involving 112 children in 2002. These statistics do not include children taken to countries outside the remit of both The Hague and Luxembourg conventions. Polish children are involved in the second-highest number of cases, 7%, after the UK on 61%.
17 November 2012
The question of when actionable damage occurs is often a vexed one insofar as the date of accrual of a cause of action and this has been the subject of conflicting case law in recent times. The recent Supreme Court decision in Gallagher v ACC Bank plc represents a welcome clarification of the rules governing the period of time within which to claim for financial loss arising out of negligence against a financial institution in respect of financial products or advices.
Catherine, Liam & William
Kathleen, Medical Negligence Client
James, Medical Negligence Client
Freda McKittrick, Head of Barnardos Beacon Guardian Ad Litem service
Sean, Medical Negligence Client
Corporate client in a commercial litigation matter
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