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Dublin Commercial Litigation e-Zine - October 2021

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By Lisa Broderick, Rowena McCormack, Julie-Ann Binchy, Charlotte Burke & David Freeman


Published 27 October 2021


Welcome to the DAC Beachcroft Dublin Commercial Litigation update.

We have prepared guidance and commentary on recent developments together with some helpful updates which we hope will be of interest to you.

Judgment in default – new time limits every practitioner needs to know under SI 490/2021

From 13 November 2021 the courts will be enforcing new time lines in relation to default judgments. These rules have been introduced as a means “to improve the procedures in applications to the High Court for orders in default of defence, statement of claim and appearance and to standardise time limits for delivery of certain documents.

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Latest from the Irish Courts

The Courts Service has provided an update regarding the current measures in place for Court users during the Michaelmas legal term. Anyone attending Court is asked to adhere to its most recently published guidelines.

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Comprehensive review of planning code announced

The Government has announced that the Attorney General will lead a working group of planning law experts, tasked with a review of Ireland’s planning laws. Housing for All - a New Housing Plan for Ireland was launched in September 2021 and includes a range of objectives intended to address the issue of housing supply in Ireland.

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Payback for chargeback – travel post Covid-19 Restrictions?

As reported earlier this month, an investigation carried out by consumer website Money Saving Expert (“MSE”) found that some Ryanair customers who received a Covid disruption refund by way of “chargeback” (which is a reversal of a transaction on a credit or debit card) were barred from travelling with the airline again unless they returned the refunded money.

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