Case archive



High Court extends property developer’s bankruptcy due to lack of cooperation

The High Court has significantly extended the bankruptcy period of a well-known property developer due to the bankrupt’s lack of cooperation with his official Assignee.

8 June 2016

High Court denies leave to challenge vagueness of charge of “being unlawfully at large”

High Court judge Mr Justice Richard Humphreys has dismissed an application for leave to seek judicial review by a man who sought to challenge the rules of the Prisoners (Temporary Release) Rules 2004 (S.I. No. 680 of 2004).

7 June 2016

Family fail to prove malicious prosecutions in case of dispute over cow dung

Two siblings have had their action for malicious prosecution and false imprisonment dismissed by the Supreme Court, who found that the facts did not support their allegations.

6 June 2016

Philip Flanagan refused indemnity for defamatory tweet

The Northern Ireland High Court has found that an insurance services company was entitled to refuse to indemnify an MLA under an insurance policy, in respect of his liability to pay compensation for a defamatory statement published on his Twitter account on 1 May 2014.

3 June 2016

ECJ: Restriction on noble titles in Germany justified

A name containing several tokens of nobility and freely chosen by a German in another member state of which he also holds the nationality does not necessarily have to be recognised in Germany, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

3 June 2016

Ryanair denied request to cross-examine deponents of affidavits in defamation case

The High Court has denied a company's request to cross-examine the deponents of affidavits in a defamation case.

2 June 2016

Historical sex-abuse plaintiffs’ request to re-open case against State denied

The High Court has refused five individuals’ request to revoke an agreement they made with the State to discontinue proceedings against it with regards to historical sex-abuse suffered in schools.

1 June 2016

Luxembourg: Muslim headscarf ban in the workplace may be admissible

A ban on wearing headscarves in companies may be admissible if it is based on a general company rule which prohibits political, philosophical and religious symbols from being worn visibly in the workplace to ensure religious and ideological neutrality, in the opinion of an advocate general of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

1 June 2016

Attorney General’s application to appeal decision of Charity Tribunal granted

The High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland Chancery Division has granted the Attorney General leave to appeal a decision of the Charity Tribunal on a number of points of law.

31 May 2016

Russian journalists convicted of ‘insult’ had article 10 rights violated

A Russian journalist and an editor convicted of “insult” for publishing a news story complaining about an allegedly corrupt mayor had their article 10 right to freedom of expression violated, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.

31 May 2016

Court of Appeal rejects company’s challenge of contract between Education Minister and Bus Éireann

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by a company who sought to challenge a contract for the supply of school transport as breaching EU Law, finding that the contract did not fall within the meaning of the appropriate Directive.

30 May 2016

Company and its directors fined over £40,000 for unlawful deposit of waste

The Crown Court for Northern Ireland has fined a company and two of its directors £40,000 and £1,000 each respectively for the unlawful deposit of waste.

27 May 2016

High Court declares suspended sentencing regime unconstitutional

The High Court declared that section 99 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006 is unconstitutional in a judgment delivered last month and published in full yesterday.

26 May 2016

Application for judicial review of possession of family home refused

The High Court has refused a couple's application for judicial review for an order of certiorari in respect of an order for possession of property.

25 May 2016

High Court makes declaration against former directors of freight company

The joint liquidators of a company succeeded in seeking a declaration that three individuals shall not act as directors or secretaries or be concerned in the promotion or formation of any company unless that company meets the requirements of s.150(3) of the Companies Act 1990 (s.819(3) of the Companies Act 2014).

24 May 2016