Senior Associate, Cork Office
Sarah is a Senior Associate, practising as part of the firm’s Dispute Resolution team. She has a wealth of experience in general practice and particularly defence litigation. Sarah acts for a broad range of clients including public bodies, insurance companies, local authorities, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, multinational companies and private companies as well as a wide range of private clients. Sarah has a proven ability to communicate well with clients in proactively progressing cases to conclusion.
Over the last number of years Sarah has practiced extensively in the area of litigation in the firms general and dispute resolution department specialising in insurance defence work. Sarah advises on a range of contentious matters including personal injury, motor/road traffic, property damage, employers’ liability and public liability claims and has experience in all aspects of litigation procedure. She has a particular interest and experience in dealing with fraudulent and exaggerated claims and has successfully defended a number of cases for Insurance clients.
University College Cork (BCL Hons)
Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland.
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The Christmas Tree that put her on the Naughty List…
Louise Smith, Head of RDJ’s Insurance Fraud team examines a recent High Court case where a woman had her €760,383 claim dismissed after admitting winning a Christmas tree-thr...
Effect of Brexit on Security for Costs Applications in Irish Courts
It has been strongly suggested that Brexit may have a material effect on the position of a UK Plaintiff before the Irish Courts where a Defendant seeks an order for security f...
"Beyond Concerning" - seeking and following advice from the "wrong person"
Hilda Mannix from RDJ’s Dispute Resolution team along with trainee, Conor Beck looks at the recent High Court decision of Mr. Justice Heslin in Start Mortgages Limited v Micha...
Court of Appeal clarifies law on identification of child defendants who turn 18 in the course of criminal proceedings
On January 19 2024, the Court of Appeal ruled that children before the courts for a criminal offence can be identified by the media once they turn 18 even when convicted as a ...
Meta apologises to Wissam Al Mana over fake ads
Meta apologises to international businessman Wissam Al Mana over scam cryptocurrency ads running on Facebook in a significant legal settlement of his claims.
Amendment to Occupiers Liability on the Horizon: Benefits to Occupiers and Insurers alike
In this article, RDJ Litigation Partner Marianne Lonergan discusses the changes being introduced by the Courts and Civil Law (Misc. Provisions) Bill 2023 which was sent to the...