Liability and quantum to be determined by separate hearings in PI action.

By: Mark Tottenham BL, on January 19, 2012

Burke v. McKenna [2011] IEHC 449 (High Court, Ryan J, 5 December 2011)

High Court grants order for separate hearings in respect of liability and quantum in personal injuries action.

Personal injuries - road traffic accident -application for separate hearings in respect of liability and quantum - O. 36, r. 9, Rules of the Superior Courts - serious head injuries - ward of court - previous claim giving rise to substantial damages - whether reasonable, convenient and just to separate issues of liability and quantum - likely savings of cost and time in respect of quantum hearing, if no negligence established - whether any legitimate argument against application - discretion of court.

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