Brophy’s Law Blog

Bus firm loses appeal in assault case

Full text available at Bus Éireann has lost a claim that it should not be held vicariously liable for an assault committed on a cyclist on a footpath by one of its drivers. The company had brought High Court proceedings after Scott Alexander Burns (38), The Orchard, Greenwood, Ayrfield, […]

Boy (7) awarded €17,700 damages

Full text available at A boy, who suffered an injury to his lip in a creche when he was three years old has been awarded €17,700 damages in the Circuit Civil Court. Bernard Rogan, counsel for Luke Hyland, Russell View, Tallaght, now aged seven, said the boy had run […]

Boy secures €5.5milion settlement

Full text available at : A young boy who is quadriplegic after being hit by a car near his home has secured €5.5million in settlement of his High Court action recently. Ian was just five years old when the accident happened at Ballybrown, Clarina, Co Limerick, on September 25th […]

Lawyers should not act for two sides in property deals – report finds

Full text available at: A Law Society task force has decided that solicitors should not be permitted to act for both sides in a property transaction, except in limited circumstances provided for in law. . Its report will be discussed by the council of the society next Friday. The […]

Judge asks lawyers to take defamation defence for free

Full text available at A JUDGE yesterday appealed to lawyers to consider giving their services free to a woman traffic warden who is being sued by a Donegal county councillor. The judge refused to go ahead with the defamation case because the defendant did not have legal representation. The […]