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Discovery Demystified: A Guide for Litigation in Ireland

Presented by Nicola Kiely, Partner at Comyn Kelleher Tobin, and Stephen Devine BL

1 General CPD Hour
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About this course

This CPD webinar targets litigation solicitors in Ireland, aiming to demystify the discovery process. It delves into the recent Kelly Report's impact on civil justice administration and analyzes the landmark case Tobin v Minister for Justice.

Following the introduction, the webinar delves into significant case law post-Tobin. Key legal principles and implications of recent cases like Egan v. Castlerea Co-operative Livestock Mart Ltd and Ryan v. Dengrove DAC will be reviewed. The analysis extends to Micks-Wallace (a minor) v Dunne, McCorry v. McCorry, and the very recent Pop v. Foristal & Anor.

By examining these cases, the webinar equips solicitors with a strong understanding of the current legal landscape surrounding discovery. It then explores the concept of interrogatories, a method sometimes used as an alternative to traditional discovery practices in legal proceedings.

Through this comprehensive approach, "Discovery Demystified" empowers litigation solicitors with the knowledge and strategies to effectively navigate discovery processes in Irish civil litigation.

Course Syllabus

A must for all litigation practitioners, this webinar will provide you with a walkthrough of the following:

1. Introduction:

  • Brief overview of the Kelly Report and its significance in the context of civil justice administration.
  • Analysis of Tobin v Minister for Justice and its impact.

2. Jurisprudence post Tobin:

  • Review of Recent case law: The webinar will highlight the key legal principles and implications of the following cases
  • Egan v. Castlerea Co-operative Livestock Mart Ltd [2023] IECA 240
  • Ryan v. Dengrove DAC [2022] IECA 155
  • Micks-Wallace (a minor) v Dunne [2020] IECA 282
  • McCorry v. McCorry [2021] IEHC 104
  • Pop v. Foristal & Anor [2024] IEHC 179

3. Interrogatories in Lieu of Discovery:

  • Explanation of the concept of using interrogatories in place of traditional discovery methods in legal proceedings.

Register below for on-demand access:

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31/12/2025 00:00 - 00:00

On-Demand Webinar €50.00 498

Meet the speakers

Nicola Kiely

Partner, Comyn Kelleher Tobin

Stephen Devine


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