The courts and legislature have been busy in 2023 dealing with developments in tort law.
On the legislative side, the General Scheme of the Defamation Bill, containing some radical proposals, has been published. Significant changes to the Civil Liability Act 1961, the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1995, and the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 have been made by the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2023.
In the courts, there have been important decisions of such matters as:
· The liability of public bodies in tort: Muldoon v Minister for the Environment and Local Government,
· Damages for breach of GDPR rights and under section 117 of the Data Protection Act 2018,
· The implementation of the Personal Injury Guidelines,
· Employers’ liability under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005,
· Aggravated and exemplary damages,
· The Reddy v Bates discount,
· Liability for causing nervous shock to patients’ relatives in the provision of health care, and
· The date for accrual of an action in tort: Smith v Cunningham.
These matters will be addressed in a seminar which will be delivered by William Binchy, B.L. He is co-author of McMahon and Binchy’s Law of Torts. He was formerly Regius Professor of Laws at Trinity College Dublin and is a practising barrister.
For quality and assurance purposes, this webinar is available until 30/01/2025
30/01/2025 00:00 - 00:00