Case archive

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

High Court: Planning for development in 'Connolly Quarter' quashed

The High Court has quashed the decision by An Bord Pleanála to grant planning permission for a development in the “Connolly Quarter” development scheme. The development included 741 “build-to-rent” apartments behind Connolly Station in Dublin.

High Court in Ireland — 23 November 2020

Court of Appeal: Lay litigant awarded costs despite not being 'entirely successful' on appeal

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a lay litigant is entitled to his appeal costs, despite the fact that his appeal was not "entirely successful".

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 20 November 2020

Court of Appeal: Costs order against State overturned in case brought by murder victim's family

The Court of Appeal, in a judgment delivered by its president, Mr Justice George Birmingham, has allowed the State’s appeal challenging an order that it pay half the legal costs of a murder victim’s family.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 19 November 2020

High Court: No costs ordered in family law dispute

In a judgment following from X v Y [2020] IEHC 502, Mr Justice Max Barrett has denied an application for costs in family law proceedings.

High Court in Ireland — 18 November 2020

High Court: Docklands development decision quashed

Mr Justice Richard Humphreys has quashed An Bord Pleanála’s (ABP) decision granting planning permission for the construction of buildings taller than allowed for in the development scheme for the Docklands.

High Court in Ireland — 17 November 2020

High Court: 'Fraud' in interrogatories is equitable definition

The High Court has delivered a judgment dealing with the issue of fraud and interrogatories.

High Court in Ireland — 16 November 2020

Court of Appeal: No error in principle in reducing a sentence by means of suspended sentence

The Court of Appeal has rejected the appeal of a man who assaulted and imprisoned an elderly man.

Court of Appeal in Ireland — 13 November 2020

High Court: Debtors adjudged bankrupt had 'ample opportunity' to consider alternatives

The High Court has adjudged a husband and wife bankrupt in a dispute arising from a breakdown in relations between shareholders.

High Court in Ireland — 12 November 2020