Two years on from my last article concerning delays in litigation in the Irish courts, there have since been multiple judgments handed down in this area. This demonstrates a marked increase in defendants bringing applications to have claims dismissed on grounds of inordinate and inexcusable delay and/or for want of prosecution. Fortunately, many of these recent applications have been successful and long gone are the days when a plaintiff can sit back and do nothing. The Irish courts are no longer indulging inactivity and protracted delay on the part of litigants and their solicitors. Stale, protracted claims are of no benefit to anyone involved, least of all defendants and their insurers. The full article can be accessed here.

Mary Smith


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