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Posted in News on Thursday, May 16th, 2024

Liam Dunford and Ernest Cantillon at Cantillons Solicitors recently successfully represented a member of An Garda Síochána in the High Court who suffered a number of physical injuries as well as psychological injury during the course of her work as a Garda when she was violently assaulted by a male she was arresting. The case was heard remotely, with the Client attending at our offices and was able to watch on line her case being presented by his Legal Team to the Judge (remotely). The Client had already sworn a very comprehensive Affidavit which we drafted for her. The Affidavit set out fully the details of the injuries sustained to her (supported by medical reports) and details of her out-of-pocket expenses. Legal Submissions were warranted in the case as well.

After reading the comprehensive Affidavit and Legal Submissions and listening to the Legal Teams and making further Submissions, the Court awarded our client significant compensation in line with her injuries plus all of her out-of-pocket expenses, plus costs. Our client was very happy with the result as she avoided the stress of having to attend Court to give direct evidence and be cross-examined.

Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic the High Court Garda Compensation List is been heard remotely and we at Cantillons Solicitors are actively engaging in this new procedure to ensure that cases are moved along and listed for hearing when ready.

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

In contentious business, a Solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.  Many Personal Injury Solicitors portray themselves as “no win no fee Solicitors Cork”. This term can be misleading and it is essential that you discuss fees with the Personal Injury Solicitor you ultimately choose.    At Cantillons Solicitors, we are entirely transparent.

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Ernest J. Cantillon

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