Have you had a fall in a public place and suffered an injury?

This is probably one of the most prevalent enquiries we get where people have accidents, be it on the footpath or on the roadway, which are public places.  The Local Authority is normally the party that a claim such as this is taken against. The law on this matter is very old but is [...]

By |2019-08-06T10:53:17+00:00August 6th, 2019|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Have you had a fall in a public place and suffered an injury?

Statute of limitations and how long do I have to take a Personal Injury Claim/Case?

Prior to 2004, the Statute allowed a period of 3 years within which to take a Personal Injury Claim, however, the Courts Act of 2004 reduced that to 2 years in respect of personal injuries based on negligence, nuisance or breach of duty. In the case of medical /dental negligence, generally speaking the period [...]

By |2019-08-06T10:25:24+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Statute of limitations and how long do I have to take a Personal Injury Claim/Case?

PI Actions – Letter of claim and PIAB

In this article we outline some of the amendments to the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 (the 2004 Act) that commenced in January as well as some provisions of the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (Amendment) Act 2019 to come into force in April. Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 - Letter of claim (Section 8) [...]

By |2019-07-02T15:29:04+00:00July 2nd, 2019|News|Comments Off on PI Actions – Letter of claim and PIAB

How to Buy a House: A Step by Step Guide

Most prospective Purchasers use mortgage funds to buy their property. It is prudent to contact your Lending Institution as a first step to ascertain what funds are available to you for the purchase. Also at this stage it is prudent to be aware of any conditions attaching to a prospective mortgage such as life assurance [...]

By |2019-06-26T17:13:58+00:00September 26th, 2018|Conveyancing|Comments Off on How to Buy a House: A Step by Step Guide

Hip Abnormality at Birth resulted in Permanent Disability

A 13-year old girl who had a hip abnormality at birth which allegedly went undiagnosed for six years and who now has a permanent disability has settled her High Court action for €1million. Nyomi Millea Melvey's father, Colin, told the High Court she can only walk for three to five minutes before her hips [...]

By |2019-06-26T17:12:51+00:00August 14th, 2018|Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Hip Abnormality at Birth resulted in Permanent Disability

Delay in Diagnosis: Settlement of €500,000 Against the HSE

The firm’s principal, Emmet Halley, recently settled an action for €500,000.00 against the Health Service Executive on behalf of a client in respect of medical negligence.

By |2018-05-01T12:01:50+00:00April 11th, 2018|Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Delay in Diagnosis: Settlement of €500,000 Against the HSE

Settlement of €8.8 million recently achieved.

Senior Partner, Emmet Halley, represents Martha Gallagher (aged 6 years), and recently achieved a settlement of a once off lump sum payment of €8,800,000.00 for her in respect of injuries caused as a result of circumstances surrounding her birth at University Hospital Waterford (formerly WRH) in June 2011.

By |2018-01-09T12:12:01+00:00January 9th, 2018|Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Settlement of €8.8 million recently achieved.

Emmet Halley recently settled an action against the Health Service Executive

Mr Emmet Halley recently settled an action against the Health Service Executive on behalf of a man, aged 63, who tragically died in the back of an ambulance, whilst being transferred from University Hospital Waterford to St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny. The action was taken by his wife and family.

By |2018-04-11T19:35:18+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Medical Negligence|Comments Off on Emmet Halley recently settled an action against the Health Service Executive

Compulsory Purchase Orders and Compensation

CPO has been applicable in Ireland since an Act of Parliament was passed in 1757. A lot of infrastructures available in the country were constructed under the provisions of the law. The CPO law formed the basis of the Wide Streets Commission which was responsible for the construction of Dublin streets such as College Street, Dorset Street...

By |2017-12-18T12:15:53+00:00December 18th, 2017|Conveyancing|Comments Off on Compulsory Purchase Orders and Compensation