Republic of Ireland Law
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1. At the outset, you need to realise that the solicitor for the motorist is going to ask you questions which tend to suggest his client is not at fault. These will be based around what identification you have as stewards, did you have flags or were you wearing clothing which would identify you as being stewards, did you have Garda authorisation to act as stewards?, did you have lawful authority to slow down motorists?, was it immediately obvious to the motorist that you were a steward and not some potential assailant or thief who would cause annoyance or harm? All questions which would suggest that Steward No. 1 was not properly identified. For example waving a hand can signify anything, for example. Essentially, all questions which will throw doubt on the fact that the motorist behaved carelessly or recklessly. The solicitor will also make the case that Steward No.2 was the person causing an obstruction in the roadway, jumping into the middle of the roadway, rather than jumping off to the side where he ought to have been. Questions will be asked as to whether there were signs up advertising your presence or was it a situation where an unknowing motorist would merely meet these hand waving people on the roadway? You need to be clear of your ground on all these questions so that you can answer them.