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The Discovery Process in Ireland

November 2008 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Dillon Eustace.

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“The Discovery process compels pre-trial disclosure in civil proceedings of relevant documents in the possession or control of another party, or occasionally a non-party”. [Civil Procedure in the Superior Courts, Delaney and McGrath, Roundhall Sweet and Maxwell, 2001 ].

The most significant purpose of discovery was set out recently by Justice Geoghegan in the Supreme Court where he indicated that the discovery process was not to enable the settlement of a case but to provide a party with the necessary ammunition to fight a case. Marie Taylor .v. Clonmel Healthcare Limited [ 2004 1 IR 169 ].


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