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25 May 2017

Supreme Court Rules in Favour of MIBI

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland has won its Supreme Court appeal arising from the collapse of Setanta Insurance Limited. The Supreme Court in The Law Society of Ireland v The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (Unreported, Supreme Court, 25 May 2017) delivered its judgment with a 5/2 majority. O’Donnell J and McKechnie J held in favour of the MIBI and were concurred with by Denham CJ, Charleton J and O’Malley J. Dissenting judgments issued from MacMenamin J and Clarke J.

Kieran Cowhey and John O’Riordan in Dillon Eustace represented the MIBI in this case instructing Paul Sreenan SC, Paul Gallagher SC and Kelley Smith BL.