The Government has approved the adoption of the State Litigation principles which have been advised by the Attorney General Rossa Fanning. The 15 principles will govern how the State will conduct their litigation as a Plaintiff and as a Defendant.
In consideration of these principles the State should act within the public interest when conducting any litigation. It is also explained that by the enactment of these principles the State would hope to avoid and prevent and limit the scope legal proceedings wherever possible.
These principles are applied across a broad range of legal matters and the State including judicial review, injunctions, personal injuries and medical negligence etc.