PERSONAL INJURY – Bicycles

Cyclists have the same rights as any other road user but are the most vulnerable.  In road traffic accidents, an injured cyclist must prove on the balance of probabilities that the other party caused the accident which resulted in his injuries. If an injury is...

Property: Creditor’s Lien May Not be Valid

In a recent High Court case, the judge refused to remit a debt recovery action to the Circuit Court as he believed an important point of law arose which could only be adjudicated on by the High Court. The plaintiff, who purchased the Ulster Bank’s interest in the...

Injury sustained by dog bite

The plaintiff in this case suffered horrific injuries from a pit bull terrier while visiting her friend’s house. The dog was under the control of the friend’s parents whom the plaintiff sued for negligence and breach of statutory duty under the Control of Dogs Act....

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY – Binding Contract

What is required for a binding contract is sometimes overlooked by the unwary and even a practiced property investor can sometimes be tripped up. Even if you do the deal and shake hands with the selling agent and he takes a payment off you for the booking deposit...

Correcting Errors in the Land Registry

The Registration of Title Act 1964 established the Land Registry system for maintaining a record of ownership of land in this country. All new transfers of land must be registered with the Land Registry. The Registrar of Titles is appointed by the Government to run...

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