A solicitor may no longer be entitled to rectify a mistake at their own expense and with the prior approval of both their professional indemnity insurers and the client themselves. Michael Murphy, Partner specialising in solicitor professional indemnity claims, weighs up the case
Banking and security law topics were the order of the day on Wednesday 29th January as we hosted a Banking and Security Law Seminar in our head office at Bishopsgate, Henry Street, Limerick. The seminar, which was attended by a selection of banking specialists and institutions including Allied Irish Banks plc, Bank of Ireland, KBC Bank Ireland plc and Ulster Bank Ireland DAC, included analysis of recent case law updates.
Tobin v. Minister for Defence  IESC 57
The cost of conducting a discovery exercise can be a major deterrent to sustaining proceedings in the Irish legal system. The decision of the Supreme Court in the case of Tobin v. Minister for Defence  IESC 57 illustrates the potentially disproportionate burden discovery can create for parties to litigation.
Adjudication is a statutory dispute resolution process. Caitlín Love looks at the trend to adjudicate payment disputes in construction contracts
In Brief: All parties to a construction contract entered into after 25th July 2016 should be aware of the provisions of the Construction Contracts Act 2013 (CCA) and in particular to the CCA adjudication process, which serves as an efficient and effective alternative dispute resolution mechanism to standard contractual dispute resolution clauses.
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Collective management of music authors’ rights in Greece: Recent developments in a long-suffering field
The field of collective management of music authors’ rights in Greece is currently experiencing a series of ongoing developments regarding the establishment and operation of collecting societies representing music authors in the country, with the situation still remaining uncertain as to how the landscape will look like in a few months’ time.
An increase in underwriting discipline has seen a rise in premiums and reduction in the availability of cover for professional indemnity (PI) insurance. Aoife Skehan navigates PI claims in a hard market
In Brief: Insurers have started to take steps to return to underwriting profitability which has resulted in a hardening of the market, causing contraction in the availability of coverage as well as premiums to rise, particularly for PI risks. Insurers and their insureds will require a defence panel firm which can navigate changing claims behaviours in this market. Careful policy coverage investigations are necessary which include robust assessments of liability and quantum, timely conclusion of claims and value for money.