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Court of Appeal: Defendant 'blindsided' bank with submissions and must pay half costs of the hearing

The Court of Appeal has upheld a defendant’s appeal in part and remitted summary proceedings to the High Court to allow a bank to amend its summons with proper particulars of the debt, in line with the Supreme Court ruling in Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank v. O’Malley [2019] IESC 84. However, the defendant was required to pay 50 per cent of the bank’s costs for the hearing because the defendant failed to raise the O’Malley point in her notice of appeal.

Published 21 January 2021

Philip Lee appoints Marie Kinsella as head of healthcare

Commercial law firm Philip Lee has announced the appointment of Marie Kinsella as head of its healthcare group.

Published 21 January 2021

DWF promotes two in Belfast

Global legal business DWF has promoted Belfast lawyers David McNeice and Andrew Lightburn to partner and director respectively.

Published 21 January 2021

Preliminary trial hearings to become law by summer

Preliminary trial hearings will be introduced in Irish law for the first time by the summer under government plans announced today.

Published 21 January 2021

Mr Justice Woulfe to hear Supreme Court cases next month

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe is set to hear Supreme Court cases for the first time next month following the row over his attendance at a controversial dinner during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published 21 January 2021

Scots lawyers follow Irish in bidding farewell to 'Dear Sirs'

Scottish lawyers have voted to follow their Irish counterparts in dropping the use of "Dear Sirs" as a salutation in formal letters and emails, a new survey has revealed.

Published 21 January 2021

Supreme Court urged to strike down citizenship revocation regime in full

Ireland's human rights watchdog has urged the Supreme Court to strike down the law on revocation of citizenship in its entirety.

Published 21 January 2021

Parental bereavement legislation to be brought to Stormont

Legislation providing for parental bereavement leave and pay will be brought to the Northern Ireland Assembly following the completion of a consultation.

Published 21 January 2021

David Brewster

Limavady solicitor David Brewster has passed away at the age of 56.

Published 21 January 2021

Peer predicts China will sack British judges on Hong Kong’s highest court

A peer has predicted that the Chinese authorities will sack the British judges who sit on Hong Kong's highest court amid the withdrawal of a barrister who was prosecuting the region's leading pro-democracy activists.

Published 21 January 2021

And finally... great Egyptian bake-off

Egyptian police have arrested a woman who made "indecent" cupcakes with penis-shaped frosting.

Published 21 January 2021

High Court: Fair question to be tried in case concerning charge over lands

The High Court has found that a couple have established that there is a fair question to be tried as to the correct interpretation of a charge over their lands.

Published 20 January 2021

A&L Goodbody appoints 10 new partners across Dublin and Belfast

A&L Goodbody (ALG) has announced the appointment of 10 new partners, one new of counsel and 23 new associates across its Dublin and Belfast offices.

Published 20 January 2021

Arran Dowling-Hussey joins 4-5 Gray's Inn Square

Irish barrister Arran Dowling-Hussey has become a tenant at 4-5 Gray's Inn Square in London.

Published 20 January 2021

Judicial appointments bill will not skip pre-legislative scrutiny

Proposed legislation to overhaul the judicial appointments process will undergo pre-legislative scrutiny after TDs rejected a bid from Justice Minister Helen McEntee to expedite the process.

Published 20 January 2021