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Cervical Check Tribunal - HSE and the laboratories involved willing to consent to the Tribunal process

Michael Boylan Litigation is pleased to act on behalf of the first applicant to the Cervical Check Tribunal, amongst others.

The first case to be entered before the Cervical Check Tribunal is on course to be resolved with 7 months of issue – a time that is significantly more expeditious than High Court proceedings.

Whilst the Tribunal may not take the format that was promised or envisaged by many women affected on the basis of descriptions provided by the body politic, we have found thus far that the Tribunal allows for an expeditious and private resolution of matters for our clients.

In the meantime, we continue to act on the instructions of a number of clients who have been similarly affected by the Cervical Check scandal and who have favoured the High Court process.

We will continue to prosecute all claims associated with this particularly tragic issue whether that be via the Tribunal or traditional High Court proceedings – and we will advise our clients and engage with any of the Defendants/Respondents where mediation is possible as another alternative route for dispute resolution.

It should be borne in mind though that the time limits for entering cases before the Tribunal will expire in January 2022 and any woman affected should seek legal advice immediately.