Blogs



Dieter Reinisch: When Armagh County Court ruled internment unlawful

Historian Dr Dieter Reinisch looks back at some of the earliest legal challenges to internment, in light of last year's high-profile UK Supreme Court ruling in R v Adams.

Published 11 January 2021

Marie Kinsella: Recommendations on management of clinical negligence claims are welcome

Marie Kinsella, partner at commercial law firm Philip Lee, welcomes a major review of the management of clinical negligence claims.

Published 8 January 2021

Natasha Hand: Discrimination on the race ground under the Employment Equality Act 1998

Employment lawyer Natasha Hand examines a case concerning alleged discrimination on the race ground in a company's sick pay scheme.

Published 6 January 2021

Benjamin Bestgen: Tools and (or?) rules

Benjamin Bestgen this week contrasts the letter of the law with its spirit. See his last jurisprudential primer here. 

Published 6 January 2021

Ann Henry: Post-Brexit pinch points in UK-Ireland trade disputes

Pinsent Masons partners Ann Henry and Jim Cormack QC address how UK-Ireland trade disputes will work following the end of the transition period and how vital this is for many companies.

Published 5 January 2021

Benjamin Bestgen: Consensual harm

This week Benjamin Bestgen looks at the legalities surrounding certain extracurricular activities. See last week's here.

Published 24 December 2020

Richard Grogan: The importance of working time records

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates the importance of often-overlooked working time records.

Published 18 December 2020

Claire Edgar: More must be done to ensure equality in divorce settlements

Family lawyer Claire Edgar, partner at Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors, examines the issue of equality in divorce settlements.

Published 16 December 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Revenge

"If a man put out the eye of another man, his eye shall be put out" and if he breaks another's bone, his shall be broken. So states Hammurabi's Code, an ancient exemplar of the precept of lex talionis. Why is revenge so compelling? Benjamin Bestgen explains all. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 16 December 2020

Brian Hunt: Attempts to reform gaming laws in Ireland

Brian Hunt, partner at Ronan Daly Jermyn, explores the history of gambling law reform in Ireland.

Published 14 December 2020

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