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Margaret Cordial: Recent court decisions are a welcome development for owners and occupiers

Margaret Cordial, solicitor at AMOSS Solicitors in Dublin, writes on a series of recent court judgments affecting owners and occupiers.

Published 17 August 2018

Gerard Ward: Employment law and Brexit - key differences north and south

Gerard Ward, senior associate at DWF in Belfast, writes on the key differences between employment law in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Published 15 August 2018

Michael Duffy: Recovering loss from negligent property surveys

Michael Duffy, solicitor at Worthingtons Solicitors in Belfast, writes on recourse in the case of negligent property surveys.

Published 14 August 2018

Ciara Lagan: Wonder Women and the Brexit Lasso of Truth

Ciara Lagan, corporate partner at Belfast firm Tughans, writes on Brexit and diversity.

Published 10 August 2018

Darryl Broderick: New court rules allow greater access for media to court documents

Darryl Broderick, partner and head of litigation and dispute resolution at Ronan Daly Jermyn, welcomes new rules on media access to court files.

Published 9 August 2018

Dermot Walsh: Gsoc has failed and is not fit for purpose

Dermot Walsh, professor of law at the University of Kent, writes on the record of the Garda watchdog.

Published 7 August 2018

Liam Herrick: Amnesty case highlights flaws in Electoral Act

Liam Herrick, executive director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), writes following yesterday's settlement between Amnesty and Sipo.

Published 1 August 2018

Blog: Allegations and privacy – striking the balance

Striking the balance between reporting allegations and respecting privacy in cases of alleged sexual misdeeds is a thorny issue, writes Fintan Canavan, partner at BLM.

Published 26 July 2018

Blog: UK Supreme Court case of Owens v Owens highlights need for reform

The eagerly awaited judgment in the case of Owens v Owens was handed down by the Supreme Court yesterday and marks the first time the Court had been asked to rule on the issue of divorce itself, as opposed to financial issues that arise because of divorce, writes Julie Tierney.

Published 26 July 2018

Blog: Sustaining the Rule of Law in the Irish border region will depend on institutional co-operation

The UK government’s White Paper is an important step towards avoiding a ‘hard’ border in Ireland. However, sustaining the rule of law in the Irish border region will depend on institutional co-operation, writes Jan van Zyl Smit (Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law).

Published 24 July 2018

Blog: Time to draw up a modern slavery statement?

John Kelly looks at the merits of drawing up a modern slavery statement.

Published 24 July 2018

Richard Grogan on employment law: Gender gap info should be classified by job

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on the upcoming gender pay gap disclosure legislation.

Published 20 July 2018

Irish Legal Heritage: Grounds for Divorce

Brehon law, which was codified in the 7th and survived until 17th century, has been described in some instances as being moderately progressive in regards to women’s rights and issues like divorce. Given that divorce was prohibited in Ireland from 1937 until the marriage referendum in 1995, the numerous grounds for divorce recognised in ancient Ireland were comparably liberal to our more recent history.

Published 20 July 2018

Ronan Geary: Court of Appeal suggests a more restrictive approach to discovery

Ronan Geary, partner at Ronan Daly Jermyn in Cork, offers insights into a recent court ruling on discovery.

Published 19 July 2018

Olivia O'Kane: Sir Cliff Richard OBE is awarded an unprecedented and highest award in this area of law

Olivia O'Kane, partner at Belfast firm Carson McDowell, comments on yesterday's court ruling in favour of Sir Cliff Richard.

Published 19 July 2018