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Order Granted against Google to disclose identity of online “troll” accused of defaming Portakabin company

Order Granted against Google to disclose identity of online “troll” accused of defaming Portakabin company

Earlier this month, following an application by Portakabin (a modular building company) the High Court granted an Order compelling Google to disclose ...

Court Vacation

Court Vacation

Practitioners will be aware that the Long Vacation commences on Friday 30 July 2021. The new court term will resume on 4 October 2021.  

Are the Courts moving towards a tougher stance on delay?

Are the Courts moving towards a tougher stance on delay?

A recent decision of the High Court could be a sign of a move by the courts towards clamping down on the issue of delay. The decision in Diarem Limite ...

Dublin Commercial Litigation e-Zine - July 2021

Dublin Commercial Litigation e-Zine - July 2021

Welcome to the DAC Beachcroft Dublin Commercial Litigation update. We have prepared guidance and commentary on recent developments together with some ...

Security for Costs – efficient use of Courts’ time and taxpayer’s money a prominent consideration

Security for Costs – efficient use of Courts’ time and taxpayer’s money a prominent consideration

In a recent decision of the High Court in Fortberry Limited v Promontoria (Aran) Limited & Ors1 (“Fortberry”) in relation to a security for costs ...

Remote Swearing of Affidavits comes into force from today, 31 March 2021

Remote Swearing of Affidavits comes into force from today, 31 March 2021

From today, 31 March 2021, updated Superior Court rules will be in place regulating the processes for swearing affidavits. The Rules of the Superior C ...

First fully remote trial of plenary proceedings directed by the Commercial Court

First fully remote trial of plenary proceedings directed by the Commercial Court

In its recent ruling in IBRC v Browne [2021] IEHC 83, the Commercial Court has directed that a plenary trial should proceed by way of a fully remote h ...

Change on the Horizon: Potential Developments in Civil Procedure

Change on the Horizon: Potential Developments in Civil Procedure

The recently published report of the Review Group established to conduct a review of the Administration of Civil Justice in Ireland is cause for optim ...

Court of Appeal permits proceedings struck out on consent to be re-entered into Commercial Court

Court of Appeal permits proceedings struck out on consent to be re-entered into Commercial Court

The Court of Appeal recently upheld a High Court decision to re-enter proceedings settled in 2011 for judgment in circumstances where the Defendants f ...

High Court Practice Direction 101 – Written submissions in civil proceedings accessible to the public

High Court Practice Direction 101 – Written submissions in civil proceedings accessible to the public

On 13 November 2020, the President of the High Court issued Practice Direction HC101, which came into effect on 22 February 2021. The Practice Directi ...