High Court judge on ‘crusade’ against litigation costs

High Court judge on 'crusade' against litigation costs

Mr Justice Twomey

Mr Justice Michael Twomey is unpopular with lawyers because he is perceived as being on a “crusade” against litigation costs, according to The Irish Times.

A senior counsel specialising in personal injury litigation told the newspaper that there is a “definite perception” that the High Court judge “sees himself as on a crusade to tackle all the ills in the legal world”.

The barrister also said that when Mr Justice Twomey is allocated to hear cases in a provincial venue, it prompts “a flood” of applications for adjournments in a bid by lawyers to have their case heard by another judge.

However, several unnamed lawyers told The Irish Times that they saw Mr Justice Twomey’s approach as “common sense”.

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