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

Ireland's first academic research centre focused on corruption opens

Ireland's first academic research centre dedicated to research, policy and education on corruption and anti-corruption has been established at Dublin City University (DCU).

Published 2 July 2020

Rachael Kelsey: UK Supreme Court issues judgment on competing Anglo-Scots divorce and maintenance claims

The long-awaited UK Supreme Court judgment in Villiers v Villiers [2020] UKSC 30 has been handed down this morning. Scottish lawyer Rachael Kelsey has acted for the successful respondent, Mrs Villiers, since 2014 and gives a short summary of the 74-page decision.

Published 1 July 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: 21st century lie detection – part one

Benjamin Bestgen gives us the truth about methods of lie detection. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 1 July 2020

Alan Desmond: Would African-Americans be granted refugee status in Ireland?

Alan Desmond, law lecturer at the University of Leicester, considers whether African-Americans could come to Ireland as refugees.

Published 30 June 2020

Alison Martin: Is your mandatory retirement age objectively justifiable?

DWF associate Alison Martin and trainee solicitor Thomas Bulfin examine a recent case involving an employer with a mandatory retirement age.

Published 30 June 2020

Breda O'Malley and Mary Kelleher: High Court strikes down wage setting in sectoral employment orders

Breda O'Malley and Mary Kelleher of Hayes solicitors discuss the implications of a recent High Court ruling on the setting of certain minimum pay and conditions for workers in a number economic sectors.

Published 25 June 2020

Tom O'Malley: The virtual jury trial experiment

Tom O'Malley, a law lecturer and barrister with expertise in criminal law, sentencing, criminal procedure and constitutional law, looks at an interesting English experiment in virtual jury trials.

Published 25 June 2020

Jason O'Sullivan: Post-lockdown employment law tips for employers

Jason O'Sullivan, solicitor and public affairs consultant at J.O.S Solicitors, sets out some tips for employers as public health restrictions begin to ease.

Published 25 June 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Predicting crime

Predictive policing is no longer just science fiction, as Benjamin Bestgen explains. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 24 June 2020

Our Legal Heritage: 'Have you no sense of decency, sir?'

Graham Ogilvy enjoys a new presentation of the famous denouement of demagogue Joe McCarthy at the hands of Boston lawyer Joseph N Welch.

Published 24 June 2020

Eoin Brereton: COVID-19 guidance offers reassurance to company directors

Eoin Brereton, partner at Philip Lee, considers new guidance on directors' duties during COVID-19.

Published 23 June 2020