Frankly my dear !
F V Harty & Co., the sister company to MTB Solicitors, Belfast are pleased to announce that we have installed an Irish Court Fee franking machine at our Belfast offices at 88 Victoria Street, Belfast. We understand that this is the only Court fee franking machine located outside of the Republic of Ireland.
Our Belfast office can assist solicitor colleagues in Northern Ireland with stamping and filing of Irish Court documents. We are also available to assist with drafting Court documents or to act as an agent on your behalf in relation to pursuing, or defending injury claims on behalf of your clients in the Republic of Ireland.
As our colleagues will be keenly aware, damages in personal injuries matters tend to be more generous in the South of Ireland and if there is an option to issue in the South, regardless of any Rome II considerations, prudence would suggest going South. If that option is overlooked there could be serious consequences such as allegations of professional negligence.
Whilst broadly similar, the rules in relation to injury claims in the Republic of Ireland vary significantly from the standard procedures in the North and there are many pitfalls for the unwary. If in doubt feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements.