First Conviction under Section 29 of the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004

October 2013
Lasairfhíona Ní Laighin and Michael Minogue

On 8 October 2013 the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court imposed the first criminal prosecution under Section 29 of the Civil Liability and Courts Act, 2004, for providing false information during personal injury proceedings. This is the first prosecution since the Act came into effect 9 years ago.

This will be of interest to the insurers of construction professionals involved in personal injury litigation arising from an accident on a construction site or for example a slip and fall injury occurring on a stairs designed and certified by an insured.

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