Case archive



High Court: Minister’s 'remarkable' submissions rejected, mentally ill man entitled to consideration of transfer

The High Court had ruled that a German man suffering from schizophrenia who is detained in Ireland is entitled to be considered for transfer to a secure hospital in Germany.

High Court in Ireland — 16 December 2020

Court of Appeal: Prison Service’s calculation of remission time correct

The Court of Appeal has rejected a man’s argument that he was imprisoned for 24 hours longer than permitted.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 15 December 2020

ECtHR: No breach of human rights for symphysiotomy victims in Ireland

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected the applications of three symphysiotomy victims in Ireland as being “manifestly ill-founded”.

European Court of Human Rights in Europe — 14 December 2020

Court of Appeal: Refusal of costs over one-day-late documents overturned

The Court of Appeal has vacated an Order of the High Court refusing an award of costs in an immigration case where certain documents were delivered one day after a deadline had expired.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 10 December 2020

High Court: Arguments non-member of company can avail of relief under s.212 rejected

The High Court has rejected claims that a person, who is not a registered member of a company, can avail of relief under the Companies Act 2014 s.212.

High Court in Ireland — 9 December 2020

High Court: Trial court’s denial of withdrawal of guilty plea judicial review rejected

The High Court has dismissed judicial review proceedings which sought to challenge a decision of the Circuit Criminal Court to refuse to permit the applicant to change his plea in criminal proceedings.

High Court in Ireland — 8 December 2020

High Court: Liquidator ordered to repay more than €860k in overcharged fees

The High Court has ruled that a liquidator overcharged a company by more than €860,000 for services in a members’ voluntary liquidation and ordered him to repay the money.

High Court in Ireland — 4 December 2020

ECtHR: Judge appointed in tainted process violated defendant's rights

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has found that the fact that the Minister for Justice in Iceland selected a judge for appointment, in favour of candidates shortlisted by an independent evaluation panel, without providing sufficient reasons, meant that the judicial appointment was tainted by undue Executive discretion.

European Court of Human Rights in Europe — 3 December 2020

High Court: Family law abuse of privilege may have costs orders implications

The High Court has granted a divorce and made a number of orders in relation to a family home, commenting that an abuse of privilege may have costs implications.

High Court in Ireland — 2 December 2020

High Court: Circuit Court order upheld and barring order granted after 'notably challenging' hearing

The High Court has affirmed a Circuit Court order, with varied maintenance obligations, and granted a barring order under the Domestic Violence Act 2018.

High Court in Ireland — 1 December 2020

High Court: Security for costs order made in favour of NAMA

The High Court has made a security for costs order in favour of a NAMA operated company.

High Court in Ireland — 30 November 2020

High Court: Judicial review of decision not to prosecute sharing of sexual images denied

The High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland has denied leave for judicial review to an applicant, who was not named, who wished to challenge a decision of the Public Prosecution Service (PPS).

High Court in Northern Ireland — 27 November 2020

High Court: Patent case joinder of additional parties permitted

The High Court has allowed the joinder of two parties in a patent case.

High Court in Ireland — 26 November 2020

Court of Appeal: High Court reporting restriction overturned

The Court of Appeal has allowed the Director of Public Prosecutions’ (DPP) appeal of the order of Mr Justice Michael White qua the Central Criminal Court placing a prohibition on naming a person who has been convicted and sentenced following a trial for a number of offences of rape and sexual assault of a child.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 25 November 2020

High Court: Solicitor struck off

Earlier this month, Ms Justice Mary Irvine, President of the High Court, made an order striking a solicitor from the Roll of Solicitors. The judgment has now been published.

High Court in Ireland — 24 November 2020