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Cantillons settle cases by means of Remote Mediation


Posted in News on Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Karen Kearney and her team settled two High Court medical negligence cases by means of remote Mediation on the 30th March 2020.  Mediation had been due to take place in Dublin, but because of the Government restrictions on travel etc. due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, this was not possible.  All parties to the Mediation, namely the Mediator, lawyers for the Plaintiff and the lawyers for the Defendant agreed to participate remotely through a combination of telephone and video-conference platforms.  In advance of the Mediation, there had been exchange of Mediation documents between the parties to include the Mediation Agreement, the Books of Pleadings, reports etc.

The Mediation continued throughout the day and culminated in substantial compensation being achieved for one of the Plaintiffs who had suffered injuries, both physical and psychological, following the Defendants’ failure to diagnose and treat in a timely manner, a perforated bowel.  The Defendants agreed to pay the substantial compensation to the Plaintiff and her costs, without admission of liability. 

The second case that was settled by this remote Mediation was the related case for the spouse who suffered psychological injury and loss of consortium. 

Both clients were delighted that their cases settled by means of Mediation, on a private and confidential basis, and without them having to attend trial in the High Court of Dublin, where their cases had been due to be heard in November 2020.

Contact us at Cantillons Solicitors at +353 (0)21 4275673 or info@cantillons.com if you would like more information.

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