Articles



Ronan Daly Jermyn: Catch me if you can – allegations of fraud as a defence in enforcement proceedings

Ronan Daly Jermyn solicitor Hilda Mannix, partner Darryl Broderick and trainee Chris Murray consider the strategies lenders and loan purchasers should consider when met with allegations of fraud as a defence in enforcement proceedings.

Published 5 June 2020

Richard McMeeken: Reforming UK contract law to cope with COVID-19

Scottish lawyer Richard McMeeken details new proposals to deal with the contract law implications of the current crisis.

Published 5 June 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Nootropical law

In the tenth in his series on jurisprudential primers, Benjamin Bestgen looks at how the law might handle cognitive enhancements as new drugs are developed and our perceptions change.

Published 3 June 2020

Matthew Howse: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill and NI businesses

Eversheds Sutherland partner Matthew Howse explores what the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill means for businesses in Northern Ireland.

Published 2 June 2020

Mark O'Connell: Workplace safety laws still cover those working from home

Barrister Mark O'Connell reminds employers of their health and safety responsibilities to employees working from home.

Published 1 June 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Law in Utopia

Benjamin Bestgen discusses law in utopian fiction. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 27 May 2020

Michael McDowell: Ireland should be slow to condemn Karlsruhe

Senator Michael McDowell gives his view on the developing row between the German federal courts and the European Union.

Published 20 May 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Judicial office and politics

Benjamin Bestgen considers judges and politics (click here to view his last jurisprudential primer). See also our review of Lord Sumption's book dealing with the same theme.

Published 20 May 2020

Lisa Bryson: Back to the future of work

Lisa Bryson, partner and head of employment at Eversheds Sutherland in Belfast, explores what the re-opening of workplaces in Northern Ireland could look like.

Published 19 May 2020

Wendy Hederman: Does Irish law have the IQ to recognise smart contracts?

Wendy Hederman, partner at Mason Hayes & Curran, considers the status of "smart contracts" in Irish law.

Published 18 May 2020

Lockdown recommendations: The Mirror and the Light

In the latest of a series of recommendations for lawyers staving off boredom in lockdown, the Law Society of Ireland's director general Ken Murphy recommends Hilary Mantel's latest.

Published 15 May 2020

Paul Daly: Escape from Carltona?

Administrative law expert Paul Daly explores yesterday's judgment in R v Adams [2020] UKSC 19.

Published 14 May 2020

Tom O'Malley: Can jury trial be waived?

Tom O'Malley, a law lecturer and barrister with expertise in criminal law, sentencing, criminal procedure and constitutional law, considers whether the use of non-jury trials in Ireland can be expanded.

Published 14 May 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Judges’ quirks and legal reasoning

Benjamin Bestgen looks at why you might breathe a sigh of relief knowing his lordship has had breakfast. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 13 May 2020

Jeremy Erwin: High Court clarifies implications of O'Malley judgment

Hayes solicitors partner Jeremy Erwin and associate solicitor Cian Clinch highlight a recent High Court decision which provides welcome guidance on applications for summary judgment.

Published 6 May 2020