Monthly Archives: June 2011

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TENDERS LODGEMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS ON COSTS

It has previously been held by the Taxing Master and the Courts, that in the event a lodgement is made in a High Court case with a Circuit Court level of damages and such a lodgement (or tender) is accepted, the Plaintiff is not restricted to costs of the lower jurisdiction (see Cronin Vs Astra Business Systems Limited [2004] 3IR476). However, most interestingly, this issue arose in a Ruling delivered on 2nd June 2011 before Master Flynn. The Defendant [...]

2018-09-18T19:21:28+00:00June 26th, 2011|News|

TIME RECORDING

Time recording is not commonly practiced by Irish Solicitors at present and it is only one of the factors that can assist the Taxing Master on Taxation. Time recording itself for the purpose of Taxation is quite useful. It greatly assists the Taxing Master to gauge how much time was actually spent on each individual matter. However you should note that time recording only provides assistance when assessing fees on Taxation and it is not merely a mathematical method [...]

2018-09-18T19:21:28+00:00June 1st, 2011|News|

WASTED LEGAL COSTS IN CIVIL LITIGATION

A Solicitor’s guide to eliminating wasted legal costs in recessionary and better times. In December 2011, the Minister for Justice, Mr Alan Shatter appointed Mr Declan O’Neill as Taxing Master of the High Court. Master O’Neill, formerly a Legal Costs Accountant, has already taken up his new appointment and succeeds Master Charles Moran who retired in December 2010. The Minister also appointed Ms Rowena Mulcahy in February 2012 as the second Taxing Master of the High Court following the [...]

2018-09-18T19:21:28+00:00June 1st, 2011|News|