Insurance Non-Injury Update November 2017

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Insurance Non-Injury Update November 2017

Published 3 November 2017

McKenzie Friends - New rules to limit the role of non-legal advisors in court

The long overdue introduction of Practice Directions HC72 & CC19 comes after growing concern among judiciary about lay litigants taking legal advice from people with no legal qualification, thus incurring more debt for the lay litigants and clogging up already heavily congested court lists, slowing down the courts system.

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Discovery Update: Walsh v HSE & Baxter Checklist

A recent decision of Mr. Justice Max Barrett in the case of Jennifer Walsh –v- The Health Service Executive, Baxter AG and Baxter Healthcare Limited [2017] IEHC 394 has provided a very useful "Check-List" in respect of discovery applications.

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It's a Wunderful world- Update in relation to Isaac Wunder Orders

Insurers are often frustrated by persistent litigants in person who have little regard for legal costs or court time and for whom the threat of an adverse costs order is nothing but an empty threat. While the Courts are keen to protect a plaintiff's right of access to the Courts, the patience of the Court is not without limits.

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The Mediation Act 2017

The Mediation Act 2017 was signed into law on 2 October 2017 and is expected to come into force in the coming weeks.

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Authors

Louise O'Reilly

Louise O'Reilly

Dublin

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Laurence Mulligan

Laurence Mulligan

Dublin

Key Contacts

Noreen Howard

Noreen Howard

Dublin

+353 (0)1 231 9682

Louise O'Reilly

Louise O'Reilly

Dublin

+353 (0)123 19634

Jane Kenneally

Jane Kenneally

Dublin

+353 (0) 123 19673

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