Case archive

Supreme Court: Directors of construction company have appeal against 2011 summary judgment dismissed

The directors of a construction company who, along with their wives, signed guarantees in respect of the indebtedness of their company to the Bank of Ireland, have lost their Supreme Court appeal against the €1 million summary judgment granted by the High Court in 2011.

Supreme Court in Ireland — 5 October 2018

High Court: Minister for Justice did not apply correct legal test when refusing to authorise Garda’s compensation claim

A retired Garda sergeant who suffered and sustained significant personal injuries in the course of restraining a prisoner has been granted an order of certiorari, quashing the refusal of the Minister for Justice and Equality to authorise his application for compensation.

High Court in Ireland — 4 October 2018

High Court: Flags legislation does not offend the principle of 'parity of esteem'

A woman who contended that the Flags (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2000 breached the Good Friday Agreement 1998, has had her application for judicial review dismissed in the High Court in Belfast.

High Court in Northern Ireland — 3 October 2018

Labour Court: Woman who worked 60 hours per week due to emailing outside contracted hours awarded €7,500

A woman who worked nearly 60 hours per week, as evidenced by emails sent outside of her contracted hours of 40 hours per week, has been awarded €7,500 in compensation.

Labour Court in Ireland — 2 October 2018

High Court: AIB granted Isaac Wunder Order restraining man from acting as McKenzie Friend

AIB have been granted an Isaac Wunder Order, restraining a man from acting as a “McKenzie Friend”. Providing the relief sought by AIB, Mr Justice Robert Haughton granted, inter alia, a permanent injunction restraining the man ‘from advising, participating in, assisting or otherwise engaging in litigation in any court in the State in a representative capacity on behalf of others, whether in the capacity of “McKenzie Friend” or otherwise’

High Court in Ireland — 1 October 2018

High Court: £193,000 in compensation awarded to Bloody Sunday victim

A man who was 17-years-old when he was shot in the face while attending a civil rights march in Derry on 30 January 1972 has been awarded £193,000 in compensation.

High Court in Northern Ireland — 28 September 2018

High Court: Consent of parents dispensed with in ‘rare and difficult’ adoption application

The Child And Family Agency (Tusla) has been granted orders pursuant to the Adoption Act 2010 for the adoption of a child in favour of foster parents who have cared for him since October 2000, when he was thirteen weeks old.

High Court in Ireland — 27 September 2018

High Court: English Council granted order for return of child who was taken to Ireland by parents despite care order

A child who is the subject of an interim care order granted by an English Court must be returned to the jurisdiction of England and Wales after it was found that the child was wrongfully removed from the jurisdiction by her parents.

High Court in Ireland — 26 September 2018

High Court: Husband and wife have application for judicial review of IPAT decisions dismissed

A husband and wife who sought orders of certiorari of International Protection Appeals Tribunal decisions, have had their applications dismissed in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 25 September 2018

Court of Appeal: Mid-Ulster District Council successfully challenge DoE’s approach to calculating domestic rates

Mid-Ulster District Council have successfully appealed a finding of the High Court that the correct approach to calculating domestic rates was a matter at the discretion of the Department of Environment (DoE).

Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland — 21 September 2018

High Court: Stay granted for test case raising technical objection to use of contractors in International Protection Office

A stay has been granted in the test case raising the technical objection of the use of contractors by the International Protection Office (IPO) in the process of coming up with a negative recommendation.

High Court in Ireland — 20 September 2018

High Court: Interim care order made without hearing all evidence did not constitute denial of justice

A mother who sought an order under Article 40.4 of the Constitution for release of her three-month-old child from the custody of the Child and Family Agency has had her application dismissed in the High Court.

High Court in Ireland — 19 September 2018

High Court: Dunnes granted extension of time to appeal Labour Court decision to award ex-employee €30,000

Dunnes Stores have been granted an extension of time to appeal the Labour Court’s decision to increase the compensation awarded to a former employee from €15,000 to €30,000.

High Court in Ireland — 18 September 2018

High Court: Judicial review proceedings adjourned pending the implementation of legislation

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley, has been granted an order vacating the hearing date of an application for judicial review which sought to compel the Secretary of State and the Executive Office to follow recommendations made in the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry report.

High Court in Northern Ireland — 17 September 2018

Belfast Crown Court: Man with schizophrenia given indeterminate custodial sentence for manslaughter

A man who killed his friend by stabbing him 33 times in a "frenzied and sustained attack" has been given an indeterminate custodial sentence after pleading guilty to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.

Crown Court in Northern Ireland — 14 September 2018