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# lawyers - Thursday 29 October, 2020

Court of Appeal upholds restriction on identifying mother who smothered her child
# Ruling
# Ruling

Court of Appeal upholds restriction on identifying mother who smothered her child

Oct 29th 2020, 12:20 PM 29,403 Views 0 Comments

The woman was found not guilty of murdering her child by reason of insanity.

# lawyers - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Filibustering of Judicial Appointments Bill 'led by lawyers' says Ross
# Jobs For Judges
# Jobs For Judges

Filibustering of Judicial Appointments Bill 'led by lawyers' says Ross

Dec 12th 2019, 12:34 PM 8,122 Views 8 Comments

The Bill passed in the Seanad by a slim margin of 25 votes to 23.

# lawyers - Sunday 9 June, 2019

Concern at increasing levels of 'aggression, threats and violence' towards barristers
# Safety
# Safety

Concern at increasing levels of 'aggression, threats and violence' towards barristers

Jun 9th 2019, 7:30 AM 19,392 Views 19 Comments

The Bar Council is calling for an increased garda presence at courts and for screening facilities to be installed at all courthouses.

# lawyers - Sunday 2 December, 2018

Lawyers pen short stories to raise money for Ireland's homeless
# Legal Eagles
# Legal Eagles

Lawyers pen short stories to raise money for Ireland's homeless

Dec 2nd 2018, 6:00 PM 14,424 Views 19 Comments

They were gathered by writer Danielle McLaughlin, a former solicitor.

# lawyers - Thursday 26 April, 2018

Cousins jailed for 'fatal burglary' have prison sentences increased after originals found to be too lenient
# Courts
# Courts

Cousins jailed for 'fatal burglary' have prison sentences increased after originals found to be too lenient

Apr 26th 2018, 8:11 PM 17,508 Views 0 Comments

The man collapsed and died as he was about to confront the two intruders in his home.

# lawyers - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Domestic violence, financial demands and pressure: Barrister on giving free legal advice
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

Domestic violence, financial demands and pressure: Barrister on giving free legal advice

Dec 26th 2017, 12:00 PM 10,156 Views 13 Comments

“I often leave feeling very sorry for someone, but litigation isn’t nice.”

# lawyers - Thursday 17 August, 2017

Lawyers for Molly Corbett and Thomas Martens seek new trial
# Jason Corbett
# Jason Corbett

Lawyers for Molly Corbett and Thomas Martens seek new trial

Aug 17th 2017, 5:42 PM 19,981 Views 0 Comments

A week ago, Corbett and Martens were each found guilty of second-degree murder.

# lawyers - Tuesday 18 July, 2017

Paul Williams denies he was "puppet for the guards" when meeting woman who made McCabe allegations
# Charleton Tribunal
# Charleton Tribunal

Paul Williams denies he was "puppet for the guards" when meeting woman who made McCabe allegations

Jul 18th 2017, 2:06 PM 24,251 Views 0 Comments

The journalist was speaking at the Disclosures Tribunal today.

# lawyers - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Former Brazil leader Lula gets nearly 10 years in jail for accepting bribe
# Corruption
# Corruption

Former Brazil leader Lula gets nearly 10 years in jail for accepting bribe

Jul 13th 2017, 8:13 AM 9,681 Views 23 Comments

The current president has also been charged with taking bribes and several of his ministers have resigned after corruption claims were made.

# lawyers - Monday 10 April, 2017

Ross Barkley victim of 'unprovoked attack' - lawyers
# Incident
From The42
# Incident

Ross Barkley victim of 'unprovoked attack' - lawyers

Apr 10th 2017, 2:56 PM 8,687 Views 4 Comments

Everton are yet to comment on the incident, which is said to have occurred hours after the player starred in their 4-2 home win over Leicester City.

# lawyers - Friday 23 December, 2016

Brad Pitt accuses Angelina Jolie of risking children's privacy
# Divorce
# Divorce

Brad Pitt accuses Angelina Jolie of risking children's privacy

Dec 23rd 2016, 7:11 PM 22,400 Views 9 Comments

The actor says his estranged wife is trying to make him look bad, with little regard for the welfare of their six children.

# lawyers - Monday 5 December, 2016

Brexit has led to 'a tsunami' of new solicitors in Ireland from the UK
# Send Over The Lawyers
# Send Over The Lawyers

Brexit has led to 'a tsunami' of new solicitors in Ireland from the UK

Dec 5th 2016, 4:15 PM 24,404 Views 39 Comments

It’s beaten previous records.

# lawyers - Monday 2 May, 2016

'Playing devil's advocate' - the lawyers who defend people accused of indefensible crimes
# Devil's Advocates
# Devil's Advocates

'Playing devil's advocate' - the lawyers who defend people accused of indefensible crimes

May 2nd 2016, 9:00 PM 21,232 Views 33 Comments

Lawyers for Paris attacks accused Salah Abdeslam have found themselves demonised for defending their client.

# lawyers - Friday 8 January, 2016

Judge throws out prisoner's $2 million toilet lawsuit - with a poem
# Ohio
# Ohio

Judge throws out prisoner's $2 million toilet lawsuit - with a poem

Jan 8th 2016, 9:56 PM 20,732 Views 18 Comments

“Neither runs nor constipation can justify this litigation.”

# lawyers - Friday 30 October, 2015

Polish court denies statutory rape extradition for Oscar-winner Roman Polanski
# Forbidden
# Forbidden

Polish court denies statutory rape extradition for Oscar-winner Roman Polanski

Oct 30th 2015, 2:52 PM 13,233 Views 35 Comments

The judge in the case said that an extradition procedure would “violate the human rights” of the 83-year-old director.

# lawyers - Friday 7 August, 2015

New York lawyer being sued formally demands Trial by Combat
# I Demand Satisfaction
# I Demand Satisfaction

New York lawyer being sued formally demands Trial by Combat

Aug 7th 2015, 9:04 PM 23,222 Views 30 Comments

Richard Luthmann asked the court for permission to ‘release the souls of the Plaintiffs from their corporeal bodies.’

# lawyers - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

'Almost all' of the RTÉ story Denis O'Brien tried to block is now out. Here it is...
# Redacted
# Redacted

'Almost all' of the RTÉ story Denis O'Brien tried to block is now out. Here it is...

Jun 17th 2015, 11:00 PM 43,462 Views 87 Comments

All but two paragraphs from the script can now be published, says the High Court.

# lawyers - Sunday 30 November, 2014

This 1910 story proves that some people REALLY love their dogs

This 1910 story proves that some people REALLY love their dogs

Nov 30th 2014, 6:30 PM 23,940 Views 15 Comments

He was an Irish terrier…

# lawyers - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Oscar Pistorius described as a deceitful witness who has 'anxiety on call'
# On Trial
# On Trial

Oscar Pistorius described as a deceitful witness who has 'anxiety on call'

Aug 7th 2014, 11:15 AM 15,317 Views 32 Comments

The closing arguments are expected to last two days.

# lawyers - Monday 23 June, 2014

Lawyers warn that plans to close four Dublin courts threaten 'the fabric of Ireland's justice system'
# Chopping Block
# Chopping Block

Lawyers warn that plans to close four Dublin courts threaten 'the fabric of Ireland's justice system'

Jun 23rd 2014, 10:30 AM 6,898 Views 40 Comments

77 local courts around the country have closed down in the last six years – and now four Dublin courts are on the chopping block.

# lawyers - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Ministers agree reform of legal services, with new regulator to consult on ‘one-stop-shops’
# Lawyers
# Lawyers

Ministers agree reform of legal services, with new regulator to consult on ‘one-stop-shops’

Jan 28th 2014, 7:05 PM 7,585 Views 9 Comments

A newly-established legal services regulator will hold a consultation on the establishment of multi-disciplinary panels or ‘one-stop-shops’ once the Legal Services Regulation Bill is enacted.

# lawyers - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Column: Yes, State legal spending is significant – but it’s an investment in our democracy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Yes, State legal spending is significant – but it’s an investment in our democracy

Jan 8th 2014, 7:30 PM 233 Views 149 Comments

What distinguishes a democracy from other systems is a fair balance between the might of the State – which has very substantial legal resources at its disposal – and the capacity of citizens to challenge its power, writes Noeline Blackwell.

# lawyers - Thursday 30 May, 2013

US soldier to admit Afghan killings to escape death penalty
# USA
# USA

US soldier to admit Afghan killings to escape death penalty

May 30th 2013, 8:36 AM 7,761 Views 46 Comments

Robert Bales is accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers last year, and also faces six charges of attempted murder and seven of assault.

# lawyers - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

Irish legal challenge against UK nuclear power plant
# Hinkley Point
# Hinkley Point

Irish legal challenge against UK nuclear power plant

May 1st 2013, 8:21 PM 12,387 Views 65 Comments

An Taisce argues that the decision to build the nuclear power station was made without consultation with the Irish people.

# lawyers - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Majority of solicitors don’t expect legal change to cut fees
# Lawyers
# Lawyers

Majority of solicitors don’t expect legal change to cut fees

Jan 29th 2013, 10:12 PM 10,307 Views 33 Comments

An annual survey of law firms reveals broad cynicism in the industry about the effects of the Legal Services Bill.

# lawyers - Monday 2 July, 2012

Michaela murder trial: Witness denies lying to protect his son
# Michaela
# Michaela

Michaela murder trial: Witness denies lying to protect his son

Jul 2nd 2012, 5:38 PM 5,478 Views 0 Comments

The 52-year-old father of one of the accused denied that his son told him “Forgive me. I have made a mistake” when he saw him the day after the murder of Michaela McAreavey.

# lawyers - Friday 3 February, 2012

Shatter calls on legal system to engage "constructively" on law reform
# Law Reform
# Law Reform

Shatter calls on legal system to engage "constructively" on law reform

Feb 3rd 2012, 7:00 PM 1,491 Views 7 Comments

The Minister for Justice said that planned legal reform is based on the idea that “solicitors and barristers exist for their clients, not the other way round”.

# lawyers - Thursday 2 February, 2012

Former attorney general raises fears over Shatter’s legal reform
# Legal Reform
# Legal Reform

Former attorney general raises fears over Shatter’s legal reform

Feb 2nd 2012, 7:15 AM 3,201 Views 45 Comments

Dermot Gleeson has said he shares the concerns that have been raised by barristers and solicitors – including fears over independence and increased legal costs.

# lawyers - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Here’s how much the Government spent on legal fees last year...
# Millions
# Millions

Here’s how much the Government spent on legal fees last year...

Jan 21st 2012, 5:37 PM 5,054 Views 103 Comments

Enda Kenny said proposals for a competitive tendering process to cut costs have been rejected.

# lawyers - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Over 100 cases affected as Shatter questions legality of lawyers' strike
# Lawyers
# Lawyers

Over 100 cases affected as Shatter questions legality of lawyers' strike

Dec 8th 2011, 9:19 PM 3,480 Views 23 Comments

The Minister for Justice Alan Shatter described the actions of criminal law barristers and solicitors today as “absolutely extraordinary”.

Criminal courts may stop hearings as lawyers begin strike
# Legal Strike
# Legal Strike

Criminal courts may stop hearings as lawyers begin strike

Dec 8th 2011, 7:18 AM 1,617 Views 8 Comments

Barristers and solicitors are due to strike today over possible cuts to legal aid fees.

# lawyers - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Shatter hopes lawyers will call off 'extraordinary' strike action
# Lawyers
# Lawyers

Shatter hopes lawyers will call off 'extraordinary' strike action

Dec 4th 2011, 4:04 PM 4,161 Views 31 Comments

Criminal law solicitors and barristers are expected to strike on Thursday over cuts to the Criminal Legal Aid scheme.

# lawyers - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

Column: A view to a kill – Why lawyers and judges should witness executions
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: A view to a kill – Why lawyers and judges should witness executions

Jul 27th 2011, 7:30 PM 40 Views 30 Comments

Legal analyst Andrew Cohen argues in The Atlantic that legal argument on lethal injections cannot continue without those involved in the debate seeing exactly what happens in the death chamber.

# lawyers - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Legal aid lawyers have fees cut by another 10 per cent
# Legal Fees
# Legal Fees

Legal aid lawyers have fees cut by another 10 per cent

Jul 14th 2011, 2:11 PM 767 Views 22 Comments

Almost one-third has been knocked off solicitor and counsel fees in criminal legal aid scheme since 2009.

# lawyers - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Poll: Who do you hold accountable for the banking crisis?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you hold accountable for the banking crisis?

Apr 20th 2011, 8:57 AM 5,572 Views 0 Comments

Peter Nyberg’s had his say. Now it’s your turn.

# lawyers - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

Facebook used as evidence in 20 per cent of US divorces
# Divorce
From The Daily Edge
# Divorce

Facebook used as evidence in 20 per cent of US divorces

Mar 9th 2011, 3:36 PM 832 Views 0 Comments

American lawyers are seeing an increase in the use of social media in divorce proceedings.