Lawyers need to 'think outside the box' in personal injury cases, says judge

A High Court judge has told legal teams to “think outside the box” when bringing personal injuries cases to court during the pandemic.

The call came as another personal injury action could not get off the blocks in the High Court as the courtroom assigned would have been over capacity under Covid 19 regulations.

Mr Justice Michael Hanna was speaking from the bench on Tusday) as the case of a 24-year-old man who has claimed he was injured while playing paintball had to be adjourned at the Four Courts as the numbers on opposing sides meant the maximum capacity for the courtroom could be exceeded.

Just two weeks ago another personal injury action had to be adjourned after being assigned to the same courtroom which has only a capacity for a total of 11 people.