The Court of Appeal, in a judgment delivered by its president, Mr Justice George Birmingham, has allowed the State’s appeal challenging an order that it pay half the legal costs of a murder victim’s family. Background
Dublin solicitor Barry Magee has been appointed as a legal costs adjudicator. Mr Magee will join chief legal costs adjudicator Paul Behan and legal costs adjudicator Niall Hanlon, who were appointed to the newly-established office last October.
The cost of litigation in Ireland should be brought down by fee guidelines, the civil justice review group chaired by former High Court president Mr Justice Peter Kelly has reportedly recommended. Mr Justice Kelly was appointed in 2017 to chair a group to review and reform the administration of civi
The Office of the Legal Cost Adjudicator settled 62 per cent of case costs, its first annual report shows. It reached settlements in costs of €47.5 million, adjudicated in €9m, while €33m remained adjourned.
Legal costs in motor insurance claims rose slightly to €112 million in 2018, according to new figures from the Central Bank of Ireland. In total, there were legal costs of €112,275,745 in 2018 in relation to 4,714 claims taken through the courts.
A group of companies seeking costs on the “solicitor and client” basis have had their application refused in the High Court. After setting out the legal principles that Courts should follow in considering the form of a costs order, Mr Justice David Barniville said the defendant’s r
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has announced two appointments to key roles in the newly-established Office of the Legal Costs Adjudicator. The new body replaced and took over the functions of the former Office of the Taxing Master under Part 10 of the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015.