Assault in Bars or Nightclub

If you have be injured as a result of an assault in a pub or night club, whether by another patron or by a member of staff, you may have a case for personal injuries against the owners of the licensed premises.


The owners of licensed premises have a duty of care to patrons to do all that is reasonably possible to ensure their safety.
If you have been assaulted because of: 

(A) clearly intoxicated or aggressive individuals were allowed to remain on the premise,
(B) the pub/night club was so over crowded that security staff could not ensure your safety,
(C) the pub/night club did not have sufficient security staff working so that your safety was ensured,
(D) you were assaulted by members of the staff,
you may have a case for personal injuries.

As with any injury you should immediately seek medical attention. You should also report the assault to the owners of the licensed premise and to the Gardaí. Once you have done this you should immediately organise a consultation with this office, so that we can ascertain whether the area where the assault occurred was covered by CCTV footage and if so, ensure that the footage is preserved. At Hanahoe and Hanahoe Solicitors LLP we appreciate that immediate action is required in such incidents and we guarantee a fast and efficient service to ensure that all the necessary evidence is collected immediately so that your Personal Injuries action is successful

Hanahoe and Hanahoe Solicitors LLP advise clients from all over the country on personal injury claims. We have two offices:
Our first office is based in Naas, where we advise clients on personal injury claims from Naas, Newbridge, Clane, Maynooth, Leixlip, Celbridge and the wider Kildare area.
Contact us: Tel: 045 897784 or at
Our second office is in Dublin, on Upper Pembroke Street 28-32 Dublin 2 where we advise clients on personal injury claims from throughout Dublin, Tallaght, Lucan, Blanchardstown and Wicklow.
Contact us: Tel: 01 5255637 or at
We also offer phone and online consultations. Accommodations can be made for clients who live outside of the Kildare and Dublin area who cannot make it to one of our offices for an appointment.


What information should I bring to my consultation?


Firstly, if you do not have any of the following information, do not be concerned as we will generally be able to source it ourselves.
However, if possible you should bring the following:

1. Details of the date of the assault.
2. Details of where the assault occurred.
7. Copies of any photographs you may have of where the accident occurred.
8. Contact details of any witnesses.
9. Contact details of your doctor.
10. Contact details of the investigating Garda.


For further information please contact Hanahoe and Hanahoe solicitors on (045) 897784 / (01) 5255637 or at

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