The swings and roundabouts of personal injury claims

Personal injury lawyers are in the spotlight in the wake of the Bailey case. Are they gaming the system, or just doing their best for their clients?

Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey

In what was widely viewed as a car crash interview last Monday, Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey told RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke: “I’m not a legal person; I took legal advice on this . . . I was told I had a clear-cut case,”

This arguably self-serving explanation from Bailey as to why she had decided to sue the Dean hotel after falling off a swing in 2015 was picked up on ...