Friday 23 February 2018

Vogue Williams sues dentist over breach of contract for dental work to be carried out before her wedding

Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden at the VIP Style Awards 2013
Vogue Williams and Brian McFadden at the VIP Style Awards 2013

Saurya Cherfi

Brian McFadden’s estranged wife, model and DJ Vogue Williams, has brought a breach of contract claim in the Circuit Civil Court against a famous Dublin dental clinic.

Her claim, which is limited to €38,000, is against the Seapoint Clinic Ltd, Seapoint Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin, and is listed for trial in court on Wednesday, January 13.   The clinic has denied it had been in breach of an alleged agreement with her and is making a counter claim.

McFadden announced on his Twitter account in July of this year that the couple were separating. 

Williams claims that in January 2012, she had an agreement with the clinic for dental treatment which included the replacement of a temporary crown, the fitting of braces and veneers, and cosmetic treatment, to a value just short of €7,000.

The model claims she had sought to have the treatment carried out for her wedding (to McFadden) in September 2012.

She claims she had also agreed to do an interview with an Irish newspaper or magazine and a video testimonial promoting the clinic’s website and professional services.

Williams, of Howth Lodge Apartments, Claremont Road, Howth, Co Dublin, alleges that after having provided the clinic with the agreed publicity, it had sought full payment for the carrying out of her dental procedures. 

Williams further claims that between January and June of 2012 she had fulfilled her publicity undertakings and alleges that a breach of contract arose when the clinic then sought full payment for the treatments.

Williams alleges that in August 2012, just a month before her wedding,  she rescinded any agreement she had with the clinic.  She claims she had been caused upset and worry at a time she been preparing to get married.

Seapoint Clinic, which has delivered a full defence and counter claim to Williams’ proceedings, alleges she failed to attend a number of appointments which she had failed to cancel and, as a result, the clinic had been put to expense and costs. 

The clinic, which claims Williams still owes them more than €5,000 for her treatment, alleges it is she who is in “fundamental breach of contract” and is therefore not entitled to succeed in a claim for damages. 

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