Summary Judgment in Ireland: Principles and Defences

By Pat J Barrett

A summary judgment is a judgment usually entered in a court office or by a court official for a fixed and agreed amount of money, due as a debt where the person owing the money has not answered or entered a defense to the proceedings. A summary judgment is entered without the appearance of either party in court, based on affidavit filed in the court office. This book deals with the issue of summary judgments in Ireland and is an efficient and convenient way for practitioners to research points relating to Irish practice and procedure. Having a single volume to deal solely with the issue of summary judgments is efficient and convenient for practitioners, solicitors, and barristers in particular. The book describes the various situations in which the summary summons (fast-track debt collection) procedure provided for under Order 37 of Ireland's Superior Court Rules will be likely to succeed. Primary defenses to this procedure - such as recent High and Supreme Court jurisprudence and precedents from other common law jurisdictions - are included.

400 pages

Publication Date: 12/31/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781780432274