Blogs



Ed Madden BL: Medical Council sought to depart from a full public hearing

Ed Madden BL examines a recent High Court case in which the Medical Council applied for proceedings to take place either in camera or in an anonymised manner.

Published 15 September 2020

Conor Gearty: The rule of law is out in Brexit U-turn

Professor Conor Gearty explores the background to the UK government's threat to depart from its long-standing advocacy of ‘the rule of law’ in international affairs.

Published 14 September 2020

James Meighan: Brexit and cross-border litigation

James Meighan from Eugene F Collins discusses the Withdrawal Agreement and the effect on cross-border litigation.

Published 11 September 2020

Blog: New rules for promotional lotteries - what does this mean for larger value prizes?

Peter Bolger and Robert Haniver from LK Shields write about new rules which will update gaming and gambling control legislation.

Published 11 September 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Marriage

Benjamin Bestgen takes an honest look at marriage in his latest jurisprudential primer. See last week's here.

Published 9 September 2020

Blog: Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Act 2019 to come into force in December

Rob Corbet and Caoimhe Stafford of Arthur Cox consider some of the key changes that will be brought about when the Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Act 2019 enters into force. Almost a year after it was signed into law, the Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Act 2019 will come into effect on 1 December 2020. Among other things, the 2019 Act will update the significant

Published 3 September 2020

Ursula Kilkelly: How remote court hearings present challenges for young people

Professor Ursula Kilkelly, from University College Cork, considers the impact of remote hearings on the legal rights of children under Irish and international law.

Published 31 August 2020

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