Lay Litigants & Adjournments on Medical Grounds


Author: Joanelle O’Cleirigh, Greg Glynn

When should a court grant an adjournment on medical grounds?

The English High Court considered this question recently in a case involving a lay litigant who alleged that a cognitive impairment meant that he was unable to properly conduct the proceedings (Decker v Hopcraft). The decision offers valuable guidance for courts and parties faced with similar applications. Though not binding on the Irish courts, it may be of persuasive authority.

Read the full briefing here.


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