Row between Wicklow craft brewers settled, High Court told

Whiplash Beer had secured a temporary injunction against Dublin Lager Company

High Court  hears that  row between brewers has been settled. No details of the settlement were outlined.

High Court hears that row between brewers has been settled. No details of the settlement were outlined.

 

A High Court dispute between two craft beer-brewing firms has been settled.

Whiplash Beer Limited had brought proceedings against The Dublin Lager Company Limited, trading as Larkins Brewing Company.

The two companies operate out of a shared facility at Renmore Business Park, Kilcoole, Co Wicklow, which is owned by the defendant.

Last month, Whiplash secured a temporary injunction against the Dublin Lager Company claiming the defendant company had prevented one of Whiplash’s owners and directors, Alex Lawes, entering the premises.

Access

It claimed that Mr Lawes needed access to the premises and his absence had created uncertainty over the business.

The injunction, granted on an ex-parte basis, prevented the defendant firm interfering with Whiplash’s business.

The order also prevented the defendant from stopping anyone from Whiplash, represented in court by Rory Kennedy, entering into the shared premises.

Wrongdoing

The defendant denied any wrongdoing and through its counsel, Eugene Gleeson SC, sought to have the injunction lifted.

The matter was adjourned following a recommendation by Mr Justice David Barniville that the sides agreed the matter should go to mediation.

When the case returned before the Court Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds was told by Rory Kennedy, for Whiplash, the mediation had resulted in a settlement and the case could be struck out. No details of the settlement were outlined.