Articles



Ciaran O'Shiel: Social media and the 'ordinary reasonable reader'

Ciaran O'Shiel, associate in IP, media and data disputes at A&L Goodbody in Belfast, considers the consequences of a recent judgment of the UK Supreme Court.

Published 21 May 2019

Naomi Gaston: Challenger bank faces down fake news

Naomi Gaston, senior associate and head of banking and finance at Mills Selig, considers how businesses can protect themselves from the impact of "fake news" and rumours.

Published 17 May 2019

Ciarán Ahern & Patrick O'Neill: Positive changes to Irish immigration rules and regulations

Associate Ciarán Ahern and solicitor Patrick O'Neill in the employment, pensions and incentives team at A&L Goodbody examine recent changes to the Irish immigration regime.

Published 16 May 2019

Lucy Clarke: Major procedural changes introduced with the launch of new Commercial Hub

Lucy Clarke, associate in litigation and dispute resolution at Carson McDowell, writes on the launch of the new Commercial Hub in the Northern Ireland courts.

Published 16 May 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: Scold’s Bridle

The Scold’s Bridle or Branks was a form of punishment usually reserved for women who resisted subordination and didn’t conform to being a quiet and virtuous wife.

Published 10 May 2019

Scottish Legal Heritage: A scandalous divorce recalled

Our sister publication, Scottish Legal News, recalls a scandalous divorce case from just across the water.

Published 3 May 2019

Dorit McCann: Competition watchdog taking harder stance on gun-jumping in Ireland

Dorit McCann, partner and head of EU, competition and procurement at Beauchamps, examines the Irish authorities' approach to gun-jumping.

Published 1 May 2019

David Maugham and Eoghan O'Tuama: The Prospectus Regulation – what's coming

William Fry lawyers David Maughan, partner and head of debt capital markets, and Eoghan O'Tuama, head of listings, consider the forthcoming overhaul of the EU prospectus regime.

Published 1 May 2019

Seán Barton: Last year remained busy for the Commercial Court

Partner Seán Barton and trainee solicitor Kevin Ryan at McCann FitzGerald reflect on a busy year for Ireland's Commercial Court.

Published 30 April 2019

Julie Sadlier: Mortgages ruling offers hope for those at risk of repossession

Julie Sadlier, solicitor at Kieran Mulcahy Solicitors in Limerick, writes on a recent ruling with potential significance for mortgage cases.

Published 29 April 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: Norris v Ireland

On 22 April 1983, Senator David Norris lost an appeal to the Supreme Court. He sought a declaration that that sections 61 and 62 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861, and section 11 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885, were inconsistent with the Constitution.

Published 26 April 2019

Roisin Harper: Revised personal injury damages of keen interest to insurers

Roisin Harper, associate at McKinty and Wright Solicitors, current NI regional representative for the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) and past NI representative to Tomorrow’s FOIL, writes on the latest update to personal injury damages guidelines.

Published 18 April 2019

Richard Grogan: Illegal contracts – can unpaid wages be recovered?

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on a case brought by an employee with an illegal contract.

Published 16 April 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: Alice Milligan – 'she loved no other place but Ireland'

Alice Milligan was born in a village just outside Omagh in September 1866, one of thirteen children. Her parents were Methodists of modest means, and whose success in the Irish linen trade brought the family to Belfast in 1879. In Belfast, Alice was educated at Methodist College along with her surviving brothers and sisters, where she “demonstrated an amazing and versatile range of abilities by winning scholarships in mathematics, science, scripture, natural philosophy and music”, and where she “first began to publish poetry in the school magazine” (Catherine Morris, Alice Milligan and the Irish Cultural Revival (Four Courts Press 2012), 25).

Published 12 April 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: Major William Redmond

On 7 June 1917, William Hoey Kearney Redmond was killed in the attack on the Messines Ridge during the First World War, serving as a major in the Royal Irish Regiment of the British Army.

Published 5 April 2019