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In a recent case, Duffy v Lyons (2017) IEHC 390, a motorist successfully defended a claim by a cyclist. The cyclist turned right across the path of the motorist. The Judge held a) that the cyclist should have given right of way to the motorist, and b) that he was negligent in not having lights, not wearing a helmet, and in not making a hand signal as he turned. In those circumstances the Judge found that the motorist was not liable for the severe injuries caused to the cyclist. 
Do you really own your property? 
 
One of the biggest single problems in law and one of the greatest sources of income for solicitors is disputes over boundaries. It is amazing how many people do not know the boundaries to their property and exactly what it is they have bought, especially if they have bought a site. The only time in my practising career I saw shotguns produced was over the gatepost in a three-bedroomed semi-detached house. 
In a recent Labour Court case Tolerance Technologies Limited and Joe Foran UD/16/50, the employer decided to make Mr. Foran redundant. Unfortunately, they did not treat him with the respect he deserved, calling him into the office at 4.55 p.m. on a Friday and informing him that he was being made redundant and that he should pack his bags.