Rory Best to pay 'substantial' damages to Paddy Jackson's lawyers over rape trial interview

28/06/2022 22:40:00

Rory Best to pay 'substantial' damages to Paddy Jackson's lawyers over rape trial interview

Rory Best to pay 'substantial' damages to Paddy Jackson's lawyers over rape trial interview

Former Ireland and Ulster rugby captain Rory Best will pay 'substantial' undisclosed damages to a team of defence lawyers over an interview he gave about an ex-teammate’s rape trial, the High Court has heard.

Rory BestBelfast TelegraphToday at 17:02Former Ireland and Ulster rugby captain Rory Best will pay"substantial" undisclosed damages to a team of defence lawyers over an interview he gave about an ex-teammate’s rape trial, the High Court has heard.

He also issued an apology to the legal representatives of Paddy Jackson as part of a settlement reached in their libel action against him.In 2018 Mr Best (39), attended the high-profile trial in Belfast where Mr Jackson was ultimately acquitted of rape.

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He also issued an apology to the legal representatives of Paddy Jackson as part of a settlement reached in their libel action against him Rory Best Belfast Telegraph Today at 17:02 Former Ireland and Ulster rugby captain Rory Best will pay"substantial" undisclosed damages to a team of defence lawyers over an interview he gave about an ex-teammate’s rape trial, the High Court has heard.Expand In 2018 Rory Best (39) attended the high-profile trial in Belfast where Mr Jackson was ultimately acquitted of rape.face a second Dublin derby in the space of just 72 hours when they travel to Inchicore this evening.June 24, 2022 Victoria Neuman (Claudia Doumit) then paid an unexpected visit to Starlight (Erin Moriarty), who gave her a frosty reception; meanwhile, Frenchie (Tomer Capone) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) attempt to get out alive from being held captive by Nina and her Russian mobsters.

He also issued an apology to the legal representatives of Paddy Jackson as part of a settlement reached in their libel action against him. In 2018 Mr Best (39), attended the high-profile trial in Belfast where Mr Jackson was ultimately acquitted of rape. He also issued an apology to the legal representatives of Paddy Jackson as part of a settlement reached in their libel action against him. Another former Ulster player, Stuart Olding, was also cleared of raping the same woman. Bradley was going back to hospital to sleep overnight after the game. Two years later Mr Best, who earned 124 caps for Ireland, referred to his attendance at the trial during an appearance on an Irish sports radio show. Another former Ulster player, Stuart Olding, was also cleared of raping the same woman. Defamation proceedings brought by the legal team who successfully acted for Mr Jackson centred on comments made in that interview. The episode ends on a cliffhanger, with A-Train using his powers to drag Blue Hawk (Nick Wechsler), potentially killing himself in the process; the final moments of the episode is dedicated to Starlight coming clean on IGTV, telling millions of viewers the true agenda of the Vought"superheroes".

Solicitors Kevin Winters and Joe McVeigh, of Belfast firm KRW Law, and barristers Brendan Kelly QC and Stephen Toal, all sued for libel. Defamation proceedings brought by the legal team who successfully acted for Mr Jackson centred on comments made in that interview. That will present its own difficulties from a domestic perspective as second-placed Dundalk – seven behind with a game in hand – have no European distractions this term. In court today a statement was read out on behalf of Mr Best to confirm the terms of the settlement. His senior counsel, Gerald Simpson QC, instructed by Fergal McGoldrick of Carson McDowell, said: “On January 22, 2020, I gave an interview to Newstalk’s Off the Ball. In court on Tuesday a statement was read out on behalf of Mr Best to confirm the terms of the settlement. “During the course of that interview I made reference to the legal team acting for former Ulster Rugby player and colleague, Paddy Jackson. Nevertheless, the fit members of his squad know their responsibility is to keep their eyes focused on the next game. “I wish to make it clear that I had not intended to impugn the integrity of these lawyers, who at all times treated me with the utmost respect and professionalism. “During the course of that interview I made reference to the legal team acting for former Ulster Rugby player and colleague, Paddy Jackson.

” The statement went on: “Insofar as any of my comments did not make absolutely clear, I did not, and did not intend, to criticise Mr Jackson’s legal team nor did they mislead me in any way. “I unreservedly apologise to Paddy Jackson’s legal team and have agreed to pay the plaintiffs substantial damages, and to pay the plaintiffs’ legal costs.” The statement went on: “Insofar as any of my comments did not make absolutely clear, I did not, and did not intend, to criticise Mr Jackson’s legal team nor did they mislead me in any way. “Our bread and butter is the league, if you don’t win the league, you’re not getting a crack at the Champions League next season.” Outside court Rory Lynch of Gately Tweed, representing the plaintiffs, said: “Our clients are very satisfied with this comprehensive and categoric, albeit belated, vindication of their reputations”. Today's Headlines .” Outside court Rory Lynch of Gately Tweed, representing the plaintiffs, said: “Our clients are very satisfied with this comprehensive and categoric, albeit belated, vindication of their reputations”.