Negligence

Professional Negligence Law in Ireland – The Facts You Should Know

Professional persons owe contractual duties to their clients, but they also owe a duty of care and can, therefore, be held liable in negligence. When does professional negligence arise? Is a professional expected to know everything in her field? Must he always be right? Customary Practice A key principle in looking at this area is …

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Liability of Vendors, Builders and Lessors for Defective Premises

What is the liability, if any, of vendors, builders, or lessors of defective premises? Let’s take a look. Contract-liability of vendor and lessor Caveat emptor is the contractual rule that prevails. Caveat emptor means “buyer beware”, therefore if you are a buyer you need to carry out your own enquiries and inspections, for neither the …

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Personal Injuries Proceedings in the District Court

  The relevant rules about bringing personal injuries proceedings in the District Court are contained in: Order: 40 A of the District Court Rules Statutory instrument 17/2014 Statutory instrument 599/2014 Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003 Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 Venue A personal injuries summons must be filed with and issued by the …

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