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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

Benjamin Bestgen: Neurolaw – mental privacy

Benjamin Bestgen considers 'mind-reading' technology and the law in his latest jurisprudential primer. Read the last one here.

Published 29 July 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Neurolaw – cognitive liberty

In the first of his 'neurolaw' articles, Benjamin Bestgen looks at how the law might accommodate advances in cognitive technology. See his last jurisprudential primer here. 

Published 22 July 2020

Leo Moore: The return of the live injunction

Leo Moore, partner at William Fry, examines a recent High Court decision and the potential implications for IP rights in sport.

Published 16 July 2020

Ailbhe Dennehy: A cautionary tale for employers dismissing during probation

Ailbhe Dennehy, partner at William Fry, considers a significant High Court ruling concerning an employee dismissed during probation.

Published 15 July 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Death penalty revisited

Benjamin Bestgen discusses the death penalty in this week's jurisprudential primer. See his last one here.

Published 15 July 2020

Darryl Broderick: Court of Appeal slashes damages in 'offer of amends' defamation case

Ronan Daly Jermyn partner Darryl Broderick and trainee solicitor Therese Collins review a significant reduction in an award made by a jury to a plaintiff in High Court defamation proceedings where an “offer of amends” had been made.

Published 14 July 2020

Richard Grogan: Ruling on collective redundancies will come as surprise to many

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates examines a recent case concerning collective redundancies.

Published 13 July 2020

Stone pardon raises fears for rule of law under Trump

Donald Trump sank to new depths last week, if that is possible, with the pardoning of his long-time pal and master of the black arts Roger Stone. It is an act which has nauseated even some leading members of the Republican Party.

Published 13 July 2020

Padraic Brennan: High Court confirms requirement for expert report in professional negligence proceedings

Ronan Daly Jermyn partner Padraic Brennan and trainee solicitor Thomas McInerney review a recent High Court decision on professional negligence.

Published 8 July 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Twenty-first century lie detection – part two

In part two of his primer on lie-detection, Benjamin Bestgen tells us what actually works. See part one here.

Published 8 July 2020

Lisa Bryson: Now is the time to be thinking about the future and the potential for redundancies

Lisa Bryson, partner and head of employment at Eversheds Sutherland in Belfast, considers the impact of COVID-19 on businesses in Northern Ireland.

Published 7 July 2020