Blogs



Tom O'Malley: Golfgate – a plea for rationality and proportionality

Tom O'Malley SC considers golfgate and calls for any backlash or punishment of public officeholders in attendance to be rational and proportionate.

Published 31 August 2020

Keavy Ryan: Employers must nurture talent of class of 2020

Keavy Ryan, partner at A&L Goodbody, reflects on the future for solicitors qualifying in 2020.

Published 28 August 2020

Christopher Stanley: Restrictions on judicial review must be resisted

Christopher Stanley, litigation consultant at KRW LAW LLP, comments on the UK government's proposals to restrict judicial review in England and Wales.

Published 27 August 2020

Gillian Keating: Healthcare transformation – the human factor

Ronan Daly Jermyn partner Gillian Keating interrogates the real drivers of change in healthcare and explores what should be key priorities for the HSE and the government.

Published 26 August 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Moral companies?

Benjamin Bestgen this week considers the moral obligations of companies. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 26 August 2020

Stuart Nevin: Restrictive covenants – a company may reasonably withhold consent on aesthetic grounds

Stuart Nevin writes about a recent Court of Appeal decision on restrictive covenants, and the validity of an objection to proposed land developments based on aesthetic grounds.

Published 25 August 2020

Explained: The New Zealand High Court's lockdown judgment

Scottish advocate Fergus Whyte, who formerly practised at the New Zealand bar, examines a recent High Court decision on the lawfulness of the country's COVID-19 lockdown measures, which saw the Bill of Rights Act 1688 invoked.

Published 25 August 2020

Blog: A new statutory exception to the rule against hearsay

Matheson partners Julie Murphy-O’Connor, Tony O’Grady, Brendan Colgan, Grainne Dever and Mairéad Ní Ghabháin explore recent changes to the law on hearsay evidence.

Published 24 August 2020

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