A quick addendum at the end.
Disclaimer: This has been written from my bed whilst on sick leave, so please be patient!
The phrase ‘legal costs’ makes everybody nervous, even lawyers, who often find them difficult to explain to their clients, especially when the client ‘wins’ and must still pay a lot of money for their day in court. Of course the loser is worse off, because he not only has to pay his own lawyers, but he must pay the legal costs of the other side as well.
That is the general rule: the loser pays all the legal costs. This is known as the “costs follow the event” rule. There are some exceptions to the rule, and I will not discuss those here, but that is what they are – exceptions – the rule stands firm.
This is especially so in Ireland, unlike other countries which have developed special rules in public interest cases…
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