Blogs



Les Allamby: Responding to COVID-19 in a post-conflict society

Les Allamby, chief commissioner for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, considers how Northern Ireland is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 20 August 2020

Margaret Cordial: Key reforms of civil and regulatory law

Margaret Cordial, litigation solicitor at Smithwick Solicitors, examines recent significant reforms to the Irish legal system.

Published 19 August 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Animal rights

Benjamin Bestgen discusses the rights of animals in his latest jurisprudential primer. See last week's here.

Published 19 August 2020

Gareth Planck: The future of the office – the same old routine or the beginning of innovation?

Gareth Planck, partner at Eversheds Sutherland, looks at how lockdown has changed offices and working routines.

Published 18 August 2020

Professor Steve Peers: The Dublin Regulation – an overview

Professor Steve Peers of the University of Essex discusses the 'Dublin system' for asylum applications between EU states and the legal issues of the Channel crossings.

Published 17 August 2020

John M. O'Connor

Retired Dublin solicitor John M. O'Connor, former managing partner of O'Connor Solicitors, has passed away.

Published 13 August 2020

Jacci Fox: What is required for a debtor to succeed in dismissal of bankruptcy summons

Jacci Fox, head of the debt and asset recovery unit at HOMS Solicitors, examines what is required for a debtor to succeed in dismissal of bankruptcy summons.

Published 13 August 2020

Dr Thomas Muinzer: Climate case brings good news and bad

Dr Thomas Muinzer of Aberdeen Law School in Scotland comments on the Supreme Court's recent squashing of the government's climate change plan.

Published 13 August 2020

Blog: Virtual AGMs and company constitutions

Deborah Kelly and Jack Lehane from the corporate team at Eugene F Collins look at virtual AGMs and the impact of COVID-19 on company constitutions.

Published 12 August 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Statistics and law

Benjamin Bestgen considers the pitfalls of statistics in his latest jurisprudential primer. See last week's here.

Published 12 August 2020

Eric Brouwer: Crypto market remains challenging in Ireland

Eric Brouwer, trainee solicitor at LK Shields LLP, comments on the state of the Irish crypto market.

Published 10 August 2020

In full: Bar Council responds to O'Malley review report

The Bar Council of Ireland's response to the long-awaited review of protections for vulnerable witnesses in the investigation and prosecution of sexual offences is reproduced in full below.

Published 6 August 2020

Flor McCarthy: Campaign for statements of truth in personal injury and medical negligence claims continues

Flor McCarthy, managing partner at McCarthy + Co Solicitors, explains that statements of truth have been introduced but will not yet be immediately available for use in personal injury and medical negligence claims.

Published 5 August 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Neurolaw – mental integrity and psychological continuity

In his latest jurisprudential primer, the third on neurolaw, Benjamin Bestgen details more technologies on the horizon which the law will have to get to grips with, including 'brainhacking' and 'memory engineering'.

Published 5 August 2020

Sarah Fulham-McQuillan: Constitutional law may support mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

Dr Sarah Fulham-McQuillan, assistant professor at UCD Sutherland School of Law, considers the legal basis for mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.

Published 4 August 2020