Judge laments time consumed by litigants-in-persons’ legal actions

Ms Justice Nuala Butler said there was ‘frequently an unwillingness’ of such ligitants to accept unfavourable rulings in the cases they bring

9th January, 2022
Judge laments time consumed by litigants-in-persons’ legal actions
High Court judge Nuala Butler said ‘there was “frequently an unwillingness” on the part of such litigants to accept any adverse ruling in legal actions they bring’. Pictire: Getty

Legal actions brought by litigants-in-person can require more court time to deal with than the importance of the case warrants, a High Court judge has said.

Ms Justice Nuala Butler said there was “frequently an unwillingness” on the part of such litigants to accept any adverse ruling in legal actions they bring.

Writing in a recent judgment, she said the extensive amount of time required to sift through these cases for any point...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Related Stories

Gardaí broke spending rules with €4m outlay on clothes, shoes and PPE

Web Summit made ‘baseless and irrelevant’ arguments, say lawyers for Cosgrave’s former partners

Glass half full: taking the measure of the minimum unit pricing initiative

Can Ireland For Law sell the state as a global litigation destination?