Litigation, Claims & Disputes
If you are involved in a claim or dispute you will need legal advice. Thomas Barry & Company Solicitors have over 25 years experience and expertise in practically all types of litigation, legal claims and legal disputes. We cover the full range from pre-dispute advice to representation before the Courts and Tribunals. Our managing partner, Thomas Barry ACI Arb., is an experienced arbitrator and we also advise on alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as arbitration and mediation.
If you would like advice or assistance please ring +35316773434 or submit the quick Disputes & Claims enquiry box on the left.
It is always advisable to seek our advice promptly. Unguarded or ill advised gestures, statements or admissions, however well meaning, can have significant long term consequences.
There is usually a limitation period within which legal claims can be made. Even if you do not intend to make a claim it is still in your interest to have the facts recorded, to consult and be advised. Memory fades and stories and circumstances can change.
The starting point is to contact us by filling in the enquiry box on the left. Alternatively you can ring +3536773434.
Arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution, such as mediation and conciliation, collectively known as Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), are becoming much more common for all types of claims. Our managing partner, Thomas Barry, is an experienced arbitrator and a long standing member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
ADR can have a number of advantages over traditional court litigation including:
- Privacy - Litigation takes place in open court to which the press and public generally have access. ADR is usually held in private with only those connected with the dispute present.
- Simpler procedures – As a general rule ADR procedures are considerably simpler and less formal than court.
- Greater cost effectiveness – ADR usually serves to significantly reduce costs.
Parties may opt for ADR or they may be forced to do so by contract or by Court.
Since 12th January 2004 Ireland has had a specialist Commercial Court handling commercial cases involving claims exceeding €1,000,000.
The Commercial Court is not for the faint hearted. It has earned a reputation for a practical and no nonsense approach. One of its most striking features is the speed and efficiency with which a case can progress to trial. Demanding deadlines are imposed by the Court with little tolerance for non-compliance. The initial directions hearing, case management and the pre–Trial conference force parties to focus on the issues at an early stage and ensure timely preparation for Trial.
Complaints about unsatisfactory goods or services arise frequently. Most are resolved without the need to involve solicitors. Where satisfaction is not forthcoming or if you feel the complaint is unfounded we can assist to vindicate or protect your rights.
Claims can come in many forms and with different degrees of merit. If you or your business finds itself in the uncomfortable position of facing a claim you will need early, sound and practical advice.
An insurance claim is an official request submitted to an insurance company demanding payment under the terms of the policy. Before an insurance claim is paid an investigation usually is conducted, often by insurance claim adjusters. If you are unsure how to claim or are unhappy with the conduct or outcome you may need legal assistance to protect your position.
Property claims and issues can arise in a wide variety of ways such as:
- property damage
- planning permission issues
- tenant’s rights
- title and ownership issues
- rights of way
- boundary disputes