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The Consumer Insurance Contracts Act 2019 was signed into Irish law on 26 December 2019 and we expect it to be commenced by Ministerial Order in the coming months. The Act will have a significant effect on Irish insurers, or indeed any insurers conducting insurance business in Ireland.
We are pleased to announce that we have strengthened our presence in Dublin by hiring insurance litigator and casualty specialist David Strahan from Arthur Cox. David, who qualified at the Irish Bar before his admission as a solicitor, becomes the fifth partner in our Dublin office.
Case review 15/08/2018
Litigation funding: Irish Supreme Court holds a non-party liable for legal costs in a landmark judgment
On 27 July 2018, the Supreme Court upheld a 2011 High Court decision that a non-party to proceedings, who was a director and shareholder of the insolvent plaintiff companies, was personally liable for the costs awarded against those companies.
We are pleased to announce that we are strengthening our insurance practice with five significant lateral partner hires, considerably enhancing our multi-jurisdiction capabilities.