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Release/Waiver Agreement


General Release of Claims
Motor Vehicle Accident
Activity Waiver & Release
Damage to Personal Property
Debt Settlement
Mutual Release
Personal Injury

The General Release is a broad release from all possible civil claims resulting from a dispute. Since the Releasing Party is giving up all known and unknown claims against the other party, care should be taken to ensure that the Releasor is fully aware of their rights.

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General Release of Liability

THIS GENERAL RELEASE (this "Agreement") dated this ________ day of ________________, ________


_______________ of ________________________________________
             (the "Releasor")



______________________ of ________________________________________
             (the "Releasee")


IN CONSIDERATION OF the covenants and agreements contained in this Agreement and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the parties to this Agreement agree as follows:

  1. Consideration
  2. In consideration of the sum of €__________ (EUR), paid by cash, the receipt and sufficiency of which consideration is acknowledged, the Releasor releases and forever discharges the Releasee, the Releasee's spouse, heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives and assigns from all manner of actions, causes of action, debts, accounts, bonds, contracts, claims and demands for or by reason of any damage, loss or injury to person and property which has been or may be sustained as a consequence of the dispute detailed below.
  3. Details of Dispute
  4. The claim or dispute occurred as a result of: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  5. Concurrent Release
  6. The Releasor acknowledges that this release is given with the express intention of effecting the extinguishment of certain obligations owed to the Releasor, and with the intention of binding the Releasor's spouse, heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives and assigns.
  7. Full and Final Settlement
  8. For the above noted consideration, the parties to this Agreement further agree not to make claim or take proceedings against any other person or corporation which might claim contribution or indemnity under the provisions of any statute or otherwise.
  9. It is declared that the terms of this settlement are fully understood; that the amount or type of consideration stated is the sole consideration for this Agreement and that the sum is accepted voluntarily for the purpose of making a full and final compromise, adjustment and settlement of all claims for injuries, losses and damages resulting or which may result from the above noted dispute.
  10. This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties to this release and the terms of this release are contractual and not a mere recital.
  11. No Admission of Liability
  12. It is agreed that the payment is not deemed to be an admission of liability on the part of the Releasee.
  13. Governing Law
  14. This Agreement will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the Releasor and Releasee have duly affixed their signatures under hand and seal on this ________ day of ________________, ________.


WITNESS:  ______________________
Address:  ________________________
Occupation:  _____________________


WITNESS:  ______________________
Address:  ________________________
Occupation:  _____________________

Last updated October 7, 2022

What is a Release of Liability?

A Release of Liability is an agreement between two parties in which one gives up the right to hold the other legally responsible for current or future injuries, losses, and damages. While it has various uses, this form is often used for car accidents.

The party waiving their right to sue receives monetary (or non-monetary) compensation, also known as consideration. Without some form of consideration, a Release of Liability isn't a valid contract. 

A Release of Liability is also known as a waiver of liability or a liability waiver. If both parties agree to waive the right to hold each other legally responsible for injuries, losses, and damages, it’s a mutual release agreement.

Who are the parties in a Release of Liability?

The releasee is the potentially liable party. They give compensation to remove liability for injuries, losses, or damages. 

The releasor is the party who agrees not to sue. They accept money or other consideration in exchange for abandoning their right to make a legal claim.

Either party can be an individual or a corporation.

What are the different types of liability waivers?

Customise LawDepot’s Release of Liability template to suit your unique situation. Our template has seven variations to accommodate the waiver’s most common uses.   

1. General release of liability

This form is a broad release from all possible civil claims resulting from a dispute. You can use a general release whenever an action or event has already taken place. If the other six types of liability waivers don’t apply to you, use this general release of liability. 

2. Motor vehicle accident

If you’re involved (or at risk of being involved) in a car accident, you can use this form to surrender the right to sue for any current or future injuries, losses, or damages. 

Typically, the person responsible for the accident compensates the other affected person. However, it’s possible for both parties to be at fault. In either case, the parties agree to settle the issue without filing a lawsuit or insurance claim. 

3. Activity waiver and release

If people are partaking in a potentially dangerous activity or event, use this form to review and acknowledge the risks before the event occurs. By signing the waiver, they agree not to take legal action if something were to go wrong. In this case, the signing party’s compensation is the ability to participate in the activity or attend the event.

4. Damage to personal property 

If someone damages a home, apartment, or other personal belongings, use this form to create an agreement for one party to pay for repairs while the other party relinquishes the right to seek further legal remedies. 

For example, you might hire a contractor to renovate your home, but they damage your floors and walls when installing an appliance. The contractor might agree to repair the damage and deduct the costs from their initial charges. 

5. Debt settlement

If a borrower cannot fully repay a debt, the lender may agree to accept a lesser amount. Use this form to document the lender’s consent to release the debtor from their obligations to repay an entire loan. This agreement is sometimes known as an accord and satisfaction.

It’s important to note that both parties need to follow the settlement for the agreeement to be effective. That means, if the borrower can’t meet the terms, the lender could sue for the original debt amount plus other damages.

6. Mutual release

In some cases, both parties may be responsible for causing some harm. Rather than blaming each other and arguing in court, each party accepts some responsibility and gives up their right to legal action. 

If one party has a greater fault, they might also agree to provide extra compensation.

7. Personal injury

Unlike an Activity Waiver that people sign before an injury occurs, you can use a personal injury release of liability after someone gets hurt

For example, a landlord might use this form if they failed to maintain their property and a tenant sustained an injury as a result. The tenant accepts some compensation in exchange for releasing the landlord of any liabilities.

How to write your own Release of Liability

If your situation is uncomplicated, you may not need to hire a lawyer or contact your insurance company to resolve a dispute. Instead, complete our questionnaire to customise the Release of Liability form to suit your needs and reach a settlement on your own. 

To complete the form, you’ll need the following information:

  • Contact details for the parties involved
  • A description of the compensation
  • Details of the dispute (include as much info as possible to be clear about the liabilities being released)

Use this template when the parties can agree on a settlement.

Is a Release of Liability legally binding?

Yes, when executed properly, a Release of Liability is a legally binding agreement

If one party violates the terms of the agreement, it’s possible to use the document as evidence in court. If the terms are valid, a judge may rule to uphold the contract. For a Release of Liability to be legally binding, it must meet certain legal requirements

We made LawDepot’s Release of Liability template to suit the laws in Ireland. However, your answers may affect the enforceability of the agreement. Contact a lawyer if you’re unsure how the laws apply to your situation. 

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  • Loan Agreement: Set out the terms of a loan between two or more parties.
  • Non-Disclosure Agreement: Maintain privacy when sensitive info gets exchanged between parties.
  • Demand Letter: Send a final reminder to resolve an issue before taking legal action against someone.
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