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Irish Legal Heritage: A deathly premonition and the Felons Apprehension Act 1878

Edward “Ned” Kelly was a famous Irish-Australian bushranger and outlaw who was executed in November 1880. Part I and Part II of this series were published last month.

Published 6 December 2019

Paul Bradfield: International Criminal Court must meet challenges head-on

Paul Bradfield, former prosecution lawyer at the International Criminal Court, considers the future of the court.

Published 4 December 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: Ned Kelly (Part II)

Edward “Ned” Kelly was a famous Irish-Australian bushranger and outlaw who was executed in November 1880. Part I was published last Friday.

Published 29 November 2019

Patrice O'Keeffe: Supreme Court decision clarifies law on capacity for healthcare providers

Patrice O’Keeffe, partner in healthcare and medical law at Comyn Kelleher Tobin, examines the Supreme Court's decision in AC v HSE.

Published 28 November 2019

Blog: The future of the “offer to make amends” in defamation law

A High Court jury has become the first to assess damages in a case where defamation was admitted and an apology given, under the “offer to make amends” procedure, following a landmark Supreme Court decision last year.

Published 26 November 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: Ned Kelly (Part I)

Edward “Ned” Kelly was a famous Irish-Australian bushranger and outlaw who was executed in November 1880.

Published 22 November 2019

Bill Holohan: Days in the life of a new Law Society Council member

Cork solicitor Bill Holohan of Holohan Lane reflects on his recent election to the Law Society Council.

Published 20 November 2019

Anne McKernan: Does taking a discrimination case really change anything?

Anne McKernan, head of legal services at the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, considers whether a discrimination case before the courts can really lead to change.

Published 19 November 2019

Joanne Hyde: High Court decision brings welcome clarification on Sunday work

Joanne Hyde, employment partner at Eversheds Sutherland, examines a recent Irish court ruling on Sunday work.

Published 18 November 2019

Kevin Murphy: Can Northern Ireland's electric vehicle network grow?

Kevin Murphy, partner in TLT's Belfast office, looks at how planning law reform could support Northern Ireland's electric vehicle network.

Published 18 November 2019

Richard Grogan: Miscarriages and employment – a problem not being addressed

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates looks at how workplaces can best accommodate women who have miscarried.

Published 14 November 2019

Tom Simpson: The corporate veil does not provide immunity

LK Shields consultant Tom Simpson and trainee solicitor Katie Linden consider a recent Supreme Court judgment confirming that non-party funders can be held personally liable for costs.

Published 12 November 2019

Richard Grogan: How to invite discrimination cases without even trying

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates responds to reports about a job advertisement published by a UK celebrity chef.

Published 11 November 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: A Glasgow kiss

In 1937, a story emerged in the newspapers about a girl from Glasgow called Julia Clarke who had been sentenced, in absentia, to one month's imprisonment for “kissing a boyfriend in public”.

Published 8 November 2019

Barry Walsh: I’m bringing my lawyer… or maybe a clown!

Barry Walsh, partner and head of employment at Fieldfisher, considers employees' right to accompaniment or representation in internal company processes.

Published 1 November 2019