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Court of Appeal unanimous in finding ESB procedure unlawful

In a decision that significantly influences the procedure for serving wayleave notices, the Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that the procedure by which the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) served a wayleave notice to enter private land was unlawful.

Published 13 July 2016

M50 takes a toll on high-end cars

A clamp down on non-payment of M50 tolls has resulted in a number of upmarket cars, including a Range Rover, several BMWs, Audis and Mercedes Benz, being seized.

Published 13 July 2016

Llyods pharmacy challenge new restrictions on medication display

Lloyds pharmacy has brought about a legal action challenging new regulations which govern the display of medicines which are non-prescription but may only be sold in pharmacies, the Irish Examiner reports.

Published 13 July 2016

New corporate partner at Mason Hayes & Curran

Mason Hayes & Curran has announced the appointment of Ciaran Healy as a partner in its Corporate team in Dublin.

Published 13 July 2016

Keystone Law boosts Irish technology offering with arrival of ex-Motorola GC

Tracy Tuohy has joined Keystone’s growing technology practice fromMotorola Solutions where she was senior counsel.

Published 13 July 2016

Closure of courthouse to be reconsidered after new findings

An order requiring the Courts Service to reconsider its decision allowing the closure of Skibbereen courthouse has been approved by the High Court.

Published 13 July 2016

Courts Service figures show fall in drink-driving cases and increase in divorce applications

Figures derived from the 685,000 cases which the Court Service dealt with last year show a drop in drink driving and an increase in divorce, The Irish Times reports.

Published 13 July 2016

Extra security sought in property cases after protests

After a series of disturbances in courthouses across the country there are calls for extra security to be present during home and property repossession cases, the Irish Independent reports.

Published 13 July 2016

UK Supreme Court: Legal charity prevails against Grayling’s ultra vires civil legal aid test

The UK Supreme Court has unanimously allowed a legal charity’s appeal against the Lord Chancellor to introduce a residence test for civil legal aid on the basis it is ultra vires.

Published 13 July 2016

Strengthening European prosecution of IPR infringement

Eurojust and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to further support European prosecutors working with cases concerning violations of intellectual property rights (IPRs).

Published 13 July 2016

England: Chambers told to improve compliance with equality rules after 45 per cent of women report discrimination

Women at the bar have significantly better experiences where the regulator's equality rules are firmly entrenched, according to a new report.

Published 13 July 2016

Irish triathlete awarded €134,000 in personal injury claim

Ms Donna Woods was injured when the wing mirror of Mr Joseph Tyrell Jnr’s van hit her as she was out jogging with a friend near her home. The High Court has awarded her €134,000 in general and special damages for the injuries she sustained and the persistent affect they would have on her lifestyle.

Published 12 July 2016

Bar Council Election 2016

The results of the Irish Bar Council elections have been declared and the council panels have been selected from the 2016 vote.

Published 12 July 2016

Road safety charity show public support for criminal drivers who kill to be charged with manslaughter

Brake is calling on the government to immediately review guidelines for both charging and sentencing criminal drivers.

Published 12 July 2016

Sugden launches recruitment campaign for Consultant Forensic Pathologists

Justice Minister Claire Sugden has launched a campaign to recruit Consultant Forensic Pathologists for the State Pathologist’s Department.

Published 12 July 2016