Banks mount over 4,300 summary judgment actions since 2013

30th December, 2014

Irish banks have initiated legal actions more than 4,300 times over the past two years seeking summary judgement, a common procedure used to reap back debts from errant borrowers.

New data reveals that the number of summary judgment cases taken across Ireland’s seven banks totalled more than 2,400 in 2013, with more than 1,900 High Court proceedings seeking summary judgement initiated this year.

According to data compiled by legal information specialists MyLegalDiary, the majority of summary actions...

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