Under investigation: Dr Michael Watt

Potential cases rising against patient recall scandal Dr Watt

SOURCE – Belfast Telegraph by Lisa Smyth Legal proceedings against the doctor at the centre of Northern Ireland’s biggest ever patient recall are gathering pace. Two Belfast law firms have said they are developing cases against Dr Michael Watt and his employer, the Belfast Trust, after it was reported he is due to retire from his […]
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Three legal challenges against Brexit ongoing in Northern Ireland

SOURCE – Belfast Telegraph By Alan Erwin Three separate legal challenges have been launched in Belfast against a potential no-deal Brexit, it emerged on Thursday. High Court proceedings centre on claims that any departure from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement would breach the Good Friday Agreement. Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan listed one […]
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Brooks Koepka

Fan’s lawsuit over Ryder Cup injury to shake up golf events

SOURCE – Irish Independent By Tom Morgan Woman was hit by the shot struck by US golfer Brooks Koepke. Photo: Reuters Golf spectators may have to stand further from the action at major competitions after a woman who lost her sight in one eye from a “bullet” ball said she plans to sue the Ryder Cup. […]
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Northern Ireland's health system

£400m bill for NHS as negligence claims soar in Northern Ireland

SOURCE – Belfast Telegraph By Adrian Rutherford Almost £400m is expected to be spent settling legal claims caused by alleged blunders in Northern Ireland’s health system in just five years. Costs linked to medical negligence claims have risen by 56% since 2012. It is costing the health service more than £215,000 every day on average. Part […]
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Golf Teeing Off

Teenager hit by golf ball on first green to receive £125,000

SOURCE – The Irish Times By Alan Erwin Part of the action centred on claims that insufficient warning signs were in place at the time. Photograph: iStock/Getty Images His action was settled at the High Court in Belfast on the basis that the club’s insurers will make the pay-out. The resolution involves no admission of liability. The plaintiff, who was still a […]
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Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy settles court case with Horizon Sports Management

SOURCE – Belfast Telegraph Rory McIlroy has settled his long and bitter contract dispute with his former agent in a deal believed to be worth more than £13 million. The High Court in Dublin was told that the row had been resolved following last-ditch negotiations between the star’s lawyers and advisers and Conor Ridge, of Horizon […]
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PSNI facing £40m bill over holiday pay after losing legal battle

SOURCE – Belfast Telegraph By Alan Erwin The Police Service of Northern Ireland is now facing a £40 million bill after losing a legal battle over holiday pay due to its officers. In a landmark judgment, the Court of Appeal dismissed Chief Constable George Hamilton’s bid to overturn a finding that his staff and civilian workers should be […]
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