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Supreme Court: Price Waterhouse Cooper granted leave to appeal order for particulars in Quinn Insurance case

Supreme Court: Price Waterhouse Cooper granted leave to appeal order for particulars in Quinn Insurance case

Price Waterhouse Cooper have been granted leave to appeal the decision of the Court of Appeal, which had limited the extent of particulars to be provided by Quinn Insurance Limited (Under Administration) in their action for damages. In proceedings involving an allegation of up to €800m in damages suffered by QIL, Justice O’Donnell was satisfied that the case presented a […]

UK: Huge Increase in Employment Tribunal claims

UK: Huge Increase in Employment Tribunal claims

According to UK government data published this week, there has been a 64 per cent overall increase in the number of employment tribunals in the two months since fees were abolished. Tribunal fees were introduced four years ago but were abolished in July this year following a Supreme Court ruling that said the government was […]

Law Society calls on Government to tear up and start again on road traffic laws

Law Society calls on Government to tear up and start again on road traffic laws

Ken Murphy, Director General of the Law Society of Ireland, used an appearance on RTE’s Claire Byrne Live on Monday night to call on the Irish Government to tear up the Road Traffic Acts and start again, during a segment that also highlighted the current state of the District Courts system – a system that […]

Richard Grogan: Payment of wages claim

Richard Grogan: Payment of wages claim

In a case of QFF Distribution Ltd and Keith O’Reilly being PWT1728, the Labour Court had to deal with the issue of an underpayment of wages. The employee sought an extension of time. One of the grounds of the extension of time was that the matter was under an internal appeal. The Labour Court held […]

NI: High Court grants leave for judicial review of travel notification requirements

NI: High Court grants leave for judicial review of travel notification requirements

Michael Brentnall Solicitors has confirmed that the High Court in Belfast granted leave for judicial review for a client against the British Home Secretary in respect of the Travel Notification Requirements under the Counter Terrorism Act 2008. Its client, Anthony McDonnell, had previously been convicted of offences under the Terrorism Act and as a result […]

Elder Law Conference raises more than £4,000 for Age NI

Elder Law Conference raises more than £4,000 for Age NI

Ian Huddleston, senior vice president of the Law Society of Northern Ireland was delighted to present a cheque for £4,473 to Age NI, a charity for older people in Northern Ireland. The money was raised at the recent Law Society ‘Elder Law’ conference organised in partnership with Age NI and Step NI. Nadine Campbell, marketing […]

Supreme Court: European Regulations did not guarantee fair procedures

Supreme Court: European Regulations did not guarantee fair procedures

State Authorities have lost an appeal against an order of certiorari, quashing a determination of the Sea Fisheries Authority, which had held that a fishing company had seriously infringed the regime established under the Common Fisheries Policy. In accordance with a companion case in which it was found that the European (Common Fisheries Policy) (Point System) Regulations 2014 were invalid; Justice O’Donnell stated that […]

Historic legislation to give sign language official recognition

Historic legislation to give sign language official recognition

Legislation to give sign language official recognition for the first time is a step closer to becoming law. Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly’s bill, which was initiated in the Seanad last year is due to pass its stages in the Dáil today RTÉ reports. The bill is expected to be signed into law soon after […]

Call for change in law after Amnesty ordered to return Soros donation

Call for change in law after Amnesty ordered to return Soros donation

The Standards In Public Office Commission (SIPO) has explained its reasons for requiring Amnesty International to return a donation it was given by billionaire George Soros. SIPO said that under current laws, those given donations of more than €100 must register as a third-party. The Electoral Act prohibits foreign donations from individuals other than Irish […]

UK: QC warns against making judiciary political targets with ECJ consideration clause

UK: QC warns against making judiciary political targets with ECJ consideration clause

A QC has warned that judges are concerned they will be drawn into the Brexit debate by proposed measures that permit them to take account of European Court of Justice (ECJ) rulings after the UK leaves the EU. The EU Withdrawal Bill provides that while UK courts will not be bound by Luxembourg after Brexit they can still consider […]