Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles

July 2018

Fixed Costs and Part 36 offers–does late acceptance by the Defendant lead to costs on the indemnity basis?

Fixed Costs and Part 36 offers–does late acceptance by the Defendant lead to costs on the indemnity basis?

The Court of Appeal's judgment in Broadhurst v Tan [link to Insurance Adviser Alert February 2017] allowed claimants to recover costs, assessed on the ...

Insurance Non-Injury Update July 2018

Insurance Non-Injury Update July 2018

Litigation Costs will not always follow the event On the 21 July 2017 Mr Justice Binchy in the High Court took the position that where an open off ...

Litigation Costs will not always follow the event

Litigation Costs will not always follow the event

O'Reilly & Anor v Neville & Ors (2018) On the 21 July 2017 Mr Justice Binchy in the High Court took the position that where an open offer to s ...

Interrogatories & the Discovery "Crisis"

Interrogatories & the Discovery "Crisis"

Gavin Tobin –v- The Minister for Defence, Ireland and the Attorney General [2018] IECA 230 The ever topical area of discovery was considered in a rece ...

What is the Event that Costs Follow?

What is the Event that Costs Follow?

Fastwell Limited -v- OCL Capital plc [2018] IEHC 39 Costs were considered in a recent High Court decision by Mr. Justice O'Connor. Background This cas ...

The construction sector remains a high priority for the HSE–including CDM clients

The construction sector remains a high priority for the HSE–including CDM clients

The HSE's recently published statistics for workplace fatal injuries in Great Britain in 2017/18 confirm that construction remains the highest risk se ...

Recent UK Court of Appeal decision on Fitness to Practise General Optical Council -v- Matthew Clarke

Recent UK Court of Appeal decision on Fitness to Practise General Optical Council -v- Matthew Clarke

The UK Court of Appeal recently gave judgment in a decision that provides an interesting interpretation of the law in relation to impairment of fitnes ...

Highest Rate of Fatal Accidents Within Agriculture Industry

Highest Rate of Fatal Accidents Within Agriculture Industry

The Health and Safety Executive's ("HSE") latest annual statistic show that the agriculture sector continues to have amongst the highest incidence rat ...

MedTech and the Brexit White Paper

MedTech and the Brexit White Paper

"Brexit means Brexit". But what does Brexit mean for the Medical Technology ("MedTech") sector of the UK economy, a sector which is, in legal terms, c ...

Network Rail Infrastructure v Williams & Waistell [2018] EWCA Civ 1514

Network Rail Infrastructure v Williams & Waistell [2018] EWCA Civ 1514

With Japanese knotweed claims against surveyors on the rise, the outcome of Network Rail's appeal against the first instance decision in the case brou ...