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Legal dispute between Van Morrison's wife and her neighbours has cost her €875,000 so far

Tim Healy

Published 20/06/2015 | 02:30

Michelle Morrison
Michelle Morrison

A legal dispute between the wife of singer Van Morrison and her neighbours has so far cost her €875,000, the High Court heard.

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The figure was revealed as the court postponed a scheduled June 30 hearing to October. The case is being brought by Michelle Morrison against Dalkey neighbours, Desmond and Mary Kavanagh.

The case concerns proposals by the Kavanaghs to landscape their property which Ms Morrison says will interfere with views from her home.

The Kavanaghs say the views never existed and wanted the case to go on this month because another planting season would be lost.

The adjournment was sought because Ms Morrison had decided to get new lawyers after her relationship with the previous firm which handled the case - going on since 2009 - had broken down.

The new lawyers, O'Grady's Solicitors, needed time to take over the papers from the other firm and begin work on preparing the case, the court heard.

Irish Independent

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