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Vogue Williams settles legal case against Dublin dental clinic

Williams had claimed the clinic sought full payment for procedures after she fulfilled an agreement to promote its services.

Vogue Williams
Vogue Williams
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MODEL AND DJ Vogue Williams has settled a breach of contract claim against a Dublin dental clinic, the Circuit Civil Court was told today.

Williams’ €38,000 damages claim was against the Seapoint Clinic Ltd, Seapoint Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin.

The clinic had denied it breached an alleged agreement with her and made a counter claim.  No details of the settlement were revealed in court.

Williams had claimed 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 – for an agreed sum just short of €7,000.

She claimed she sought to have the treatment carried out for her wedding to singer Brian McFadden in September 2012.

Publicity agreement

Williams, of Howth Lodge Apartments, Claremont Road, Howth, Co Dublin, alleged she had agreed to do an interview with an Irish newspaper or magazine and a video testimonial promoting the clinic’s website and professional services.

She claimed that after having provided the clinic with the agreed publicity, between January and June 2012, it had breached their contract by seeking full payment for the procedures.

Williams alleged that in August 2012, just a month before her wedding, she rescinded any agreement she had with the clinic.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

Seapoint Clinic, which had delivered a full defence and counter claim to Williams’ proceedings, alleged 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 claimed Williams owed them more than €5,000 for her treatment, alleged it was she who was in “fundamental breach of contract” and therefore not entitled to succeed in a claim for damages.

It also claimed the work done by Williams on behalf of the clinic would amount only to the full value of the treatment.

Today, barrister David Boughton, for Williams, told Circuit Court president Mr Justice Raymond Groarke that his client’s claim had been settled and could be struck out with no further order.

Barrister Shane English, for Seapoint Clinic, said the defendant was consenting to the order.

Read: Vogue Williams sues dental clinic over breach of contract claim

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