Blogs



Benjamin Bestgen: No place to hide

"Oh, sinnerman, where you gonna run to? Sinnerman where you gonna run to?" sang Nina Simone of those who flee judgement. But even the ends of the Earth were no safe haven for Adolf Eichmann. Benjamin Bestgen tells the tale this week of the most famous rogue Nazi and his dramatic rendition to the country of his victims – but at what cost to the rule of law? See last week's jurisprudential primer here.

Published 9 December 2020

Donal Dunne: Stormy weather

Donal Dunne, associate at Eugene F Collins, looks at recent decisions with implications for UK-headquartered retail businesses.

Published 4 December 2020

Geraldine McGahey: Disability Discrimination Act still needed 25 years on

Geraldine McGahey, chief commission of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, notes the continued importance of the landmark Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

Published 3 December 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: LAWs

Benjamin Bestgen takes a look this week at robotic weapons and the law. See last week's primer here.

Published 2 December 2020

Dr Sandra Duffy: Puberty blockers ruling will have chilling effect

Dr Sandra Duffy comments on yesterday's English High Court ruling on children's access to puberty blockers.

Published 2 December 2020

Fergal McGoldrick: Insta-libel, Rooney and.......... Vardy

Fergal McGoldrick, associate at Carson McDowell, looks at the latest high-profile defamation case in London and considers how it compares to defamation in Northern Ireland.

Published 1 December 2020

Stuart Nevin: Vacant possession and how to satisfy a break clause

Stuart Nevin, associate at A&L Goodbody in Belfast, considers the case law on vacant possession.

Published 30 November 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Usury

"Usura rusteth the chisel/It rusteth the craft and the craftsman", wrote Ezra Pound. Benjamin Bestgen explains the practice of usury. See last week's primer here.

Published 25 November 2020

Senator Ivana Bacik: Children who are born in Ireland belong here

Senator Ivana Bacik, a qualified barrister and legal academic, makes the case for the government to support the Labour Party's Citizenship Bill.

Published 24 November 2020

Gearóid Corrigan: Changes afoot in the solicitors' professional indemnity insurance market

Gearóid Corrigan, senior associate at Kennedys, gives an Irish market update on solicitors' professional indemnity insurance.

Published 23 November 2020

Blog: Jurisdiction and legal advice privilege

William Fry partners Derek Hegarty and Laura Murdock give practical advice on common issues relating to legal advice privilege and jurisdiction.

Published 18 November 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Just prices

Benjamin Bestgen asks us this week to consider just prices. See last week's jurisprudential primer here.

Published 18 November 2020

Andrew McKeown: Removal of a judge in the Irish constitutional order

Andrew McKeown BL, law lecturer and practising barrister at The Bar of Ireland, considers the procedure for the removal of a judge under the Irish Constitution.

Published 11 November 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Apologies

Sorry seems to be the hardest word, which is why the law has gotten involved in recent years. Benjamin Bestgen reflects on an early injustice and the value of apologies. See last week's jurisprudential primer here.

Published 11 November 2020

Daniel Wincott: Brexit and UK devolution

Daniel Wincott, Blackwell professor of law and society at the University of Cardiff, explores the impact of Brexit on devolution across the UK.

Published 9 November 2020