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Legal chaos over status of electric bikes due to legislative gap

People in Northern Ireland could face a fine of up to £1,000 for riding an electric bicycle without a motorcycle license, it has been revealed.

Published 9 August 2017

England: Prosecutors urged to explore background of alleged rapists

New advice to be issued to prosecutors will urge them to present more evidence about the relationship and sexual history of male defendants in rape trials, the London Evening Standard reports.

Published 9 August 2017

Six books shortlisted for Birks Book Prize 2017

Six books have been shortlisted for the Peter Birks Book Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship.

Published 9 August 2017

High Court: SEELB not negligent over injury to employee on school grounds

A woman who admitted liability and agreed damages at £200,000 for knocking down a school employee while collecting a child on school grounds has failed to prove in the High Court that the South-Eastern Education and Library Board was negligent in its failure to make the road safe for pedestrians.

Published 8 August 2017

Dublin courts among the slowest in Ireland

District Court proceedings in Dublin are among the slowest in the country, The Irish Times reports.

Published 8 August 2017

Law Reform Commission seeks views on suspended sentences

The Law Reform Commission is seeking views on an issues paper on suspended sentences as part of its fourth programme of law reform.

Published 8 August 2017

Most sex offenders do not opt for preventative treatment in prison

Most sex offenders in Ireland leave prison without taking part in preventative treatment, according to figures released to The Irish Times.

Published 8 August 2017

Lord Neuberger tells government to clarify position on ECJ post-Brexit

The President of the UK Supreme Court has told the government that it must provide greater clarity on how domestic law will develop after Brexit.

Published 8 August 2017

Enniscorthy lawyer in warning to farmers over compulsory purchase of land for wells

An Enniscorthy-based lawyer has urged farmers and landowners to tread carefully when local authorities seek compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) on their land in order to put in wells.

Published 8 August 2017

Barrister claims Article 50 was never triggered

A barrister has claimed that Article 50 has not been triggered because the UK never made a constitutional decision to leave the UK.

Published 8 August 2017

Teams invited to join O'Flynn Exhams charity golf tournament

Teams have been invited to join an annual charity golf tournament sponsored by Cork firm O'Flynn Exhams Solicitors.

Published 8 August 2017

Law student crowned 50th Mary From Dungloe

A Glasgow law student has been crowned winner of the Mary From Dungloe competition in its 50th year.

Published 8 August 2017

High Court: Wife of bankrupt refused permission to cross-examine official assignee on mareva injunction

The High Court has refused to grant the wife of a bankrupt an order to cross-examine the official assignee of her husband’s estate, in relation to a mareva injunction against her. Ms Justice Costello found that the woman had failed to establish exceptional circumstances, and stated that there was no reason to believe that the Court would not have the ability to scrutinise the culpability or the gravity of the matters identified by the woman.

Published 4 August 2017

Diesel car software updates could fall foul of EU rules

Software changes to lower emissions from diesel car engines will likely fall foul of EU law, one Irish lawyer involved in the VW emissions scandal has said.

Published 4 August 2017