The Law of Personal Injuries - 2nd Edition, by Colin Jennings, Barry Scannell and Dermot Francis Sheehan

Author: Colin Jennings
Author: Barry Scannell
Author: Dermot Francis Sheehan
Publisher: Round Hall
Publication Date: 23/08/2016
ISBN: 9780414056565
Jurisdiction: Ireland

Dealing with all areas of personal injuries law legislatively, procedurally and jurisprudentially, this book provides a detailed and comprehensive review of the law and procedures and is written in a direct and accessible manner with legal practitioners in mind. In-depth and up-to-date analysis of the law and the civil process make this book a must-have for those involved in the law of personal injuries.

  • Utilises jurisprudence and, in particular, concentrates on recent developments in case-law to exemplify the legal issues involved in the various types of personal injuries actions which may be encountered by a practitioner;
  • Analyses and illustrates the legislative changes which have taken place in the area of personal injuries;
  • Effectively summarises and explains all the procedural elements relating to personal injuries actions and any dealings with the Injuries Board, in conjunction with an analysis of the legal rules and procedures which arise at each stage of the personal injuries litigation process.


  • Personal Injuries Assessment Board
  • Duty of Care and Negligence
  • Damages and Quantum
  • Occupier's Liability
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Road Traffic Accidents
  • Medical Negligence
  • Fatal Injuries
  • Assaults and Batteries
  • Psychiatric Injuries
  • Strict Liability
  • Specialised Tribunals
  • Infants
  • Insurance
  • Fraudulent Claims
  • Holiday Accidents and Process and Procedure.

New to this edition:

  • Recoverable benefits and Assistance Scheme
  • Updated case law on evasive driving
  • Update on Periodic Payments Orders and Bill
  • Update in Occupiers Liability
  • Clarification on whether PIAB authorisation is required for assault/battery cases
  • New civil procedure rules in District Court
  • New Appellate rules for Court of Appeal and Supreme Court
  • Taking proceedings in Ireland following road traffic accidents in other EU Member States
  • Law clarified on when one can issue proceedings directly against an insurer
  • Pre-Action Protocols which will be required in medical negligence cases
  • Discussion of Symphysiotomy cases
  • Updates to the cap for solatium in Fatal Injuries cases

About the Authors

Colin Jennings qualified as a barrister in 2007 and practices from the Law Library in Dublin.

Barry Scannell qualified as a barrister in 2007 and enrolled as a solicitor in 2014. Barry has lectured in the Law Society and his other publications include: "Brave new World: The Ethics of Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis in Ireland (2007) 13,1 MLJI 27" and "Legal Trauma: Emergency Medicine and the Law (2007) 13, 2 M.L.J.I. 72".

Dermot F. Sheehan qualified as a barrister in 2007 and practices from the Law Library in Dublin.