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Michael Duffy, solicitor at Worthingtons Solicitors in Belfast, writes on recourse in the case of negligent property surveys. Picture the scenario: a prospective purchaser has instructed a surveyor to prepare a report. The report shows that the property is structurally sound and the purchaser purcha

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Ciara Lagan, corporate partner at Belfast firm Tughans, writes on Brexit and diversity. Does Brexit mean a hard border, a watered-down Chequers’ plan, leaving the Customs Union, no deal? After more than 2 years of negotiations, plans and posturing we are still no clearer on what impact Brexit

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Dermot Walsh, professor of law at the University of Kent, writes on the record of the Garda watchdog. For the past 11 years the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (Gsoc) has been entrusted with the primary responsibility of investigating complaints of corruption, abuse and neglect by

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Liam Herrick, executive director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL), writes following yesterday's settlement between Amnesty and Sipo. For community and voluntary organisations across Ireland, yesterday’s settlement of the court proceedings between Amnesty International Ireland a

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Striking the balance between reporting allegations and respecting privacy in cases of alleged sexual misdeeds is a thorny issue, writes Fintan Canavan, partner at BLM. The decision to award Sir Cliff Richard a significant sum for a breach of his right to privacy comes at a time when issues of f

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John Kelly looks at the merits of drawing up a modern slavery statement. Modern slavery significant problem in NI’… ‘PSNI receive 31 trafficking and modern slavery cases’… ‘People being kept as human slaves on a daily basis across Northe

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Brehon law, which was codified in the 7th and survived until 17th century, has been described in some instances as being moderately progressive in regards to women’s rights and issues like divorce. Given that divorce was prohibited in Ireland from 1937 until the marriage referendum in 1995, th

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Photo credit: Steve Ford Elliott, CC BY 2.0 The native system of law in Ireland, Brehon law, was first written down in the 7th century and survived until the 17th century. The law was administered by Brehons, and Redwood Castle in Tipperary (pictured) is said to have been where the MacAodhagáin cla

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