Postponement of Certain High Court Hearings

As a result of a shortage of judges in the High Court, the President of the High Court has announced that it is necessary to redeploy judges from their designated duties so as to ensure that trials in the Central Criminal Court, Family Law, Wards of Court and Commercial List cases do not have to be postponed. As a result, it is regretted that all cases in every other High Court list are at risk of having to be adjourned at short notice. Keep reading →

GDPR Update

In light of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) which came into play today, we have updated our website Privacy Policy which can be found here.

In other preparation to comply with this new regulation, Pearts staff received their training in GDPR this week and are now fully aware that it does not stand for GDown to the Post Room or General Daily Productivity Rate but does, in fact, mean General Data Protection Regulation. 

All staff will be working extremely hard to make sure they adhere to our new policies which we have implemented to keep us fully compliant.

For more information on this new EU regulation, visit


Dundalk and Waterford Callover Dates Announced for May

Dates have been announced for upcoming country venue callovers as follows:


Dundalk Personal Injury List Friday 11th May

Applications with regard to fixing dates for Dundalk High Court commencing Tuesday, June 5th will be taken before Mr Justice Hanna at 10.30am in The Four Courts, Dublin on May 11th, while applications by consent will be taken before the Registrar at 9.30am. Please note that Assessments may be listed in their place. Also, the practice of a Positive Callover has been discontinued, therefore all cases are presumed to be going on unless an application is made.

If you require us to attend or make an application on your behalf, please forward your instructions with full case details to AnnMarie Lynch no later than 3pm on May 9th.


Waterford/Kilkenny Personal Injury List Wednesday 16th May  

At 10.30am on May 16th at The Four Courts, Dublin, Ms Justice O’Hanlon will take applications regarding the Waterford and Kilkenny Personal Injuries List, which commences  June 18th for two weeks at Waterford Courthouse. Consent applications can be made before the Registrar at 9.30am. Cases are assumed to be going on unless there is an application made to have the case adjourned or taken out of the list. Assessments take their place in the List, with Assessment Days scheduled to take place from Wednesday 27th June.

If you require us to attend or make an application on your behalf, please forward your instructions with full case details to John Byrne no later than 3pm on May 14th.

Enquiries regarding the lists can be made to

Tadgh Kelly Awarded First-Class Honours Masters Degree


Tadgh Kelly SolicitorTadgh Kelly Solicitor, who heads-up our Private Client Services in the Rathmines office, has been awarded a first-class honours Masters Degree in Laws from the Law Society of Ireland School of Law.

His main area of research as part of his Masters programme was in the area of head injury arising out of car on bicycle collisions, paying particular attention to the courts view of the efficacy of the bicycle crash helmet in injury prevention and the degree of reduction in awards in compensation for the non-wearing of a bicycle crash helmet.

When asked why he wanted to focus on this particular topic, he replied,

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A Week-Long Callover of Article 64 Appeals Begins 30th April

During the week of Monday the 30th April 2018 will there will be a callover of Article 64 appeals transferred from the Supreme Court to the Court of Appeal which are not otherwise listed for directions or for hearing in the Court of Appeal.


The callover will commence on Monday the 30th April 2018 at 9am and will run for the full week. There will be two separate lists published for each day, the first list will commence at 9am and the second list will not be heard before 10am, with approximately 50 cases appearing in each.

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