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High Court: Decision to refuse school transport for autistic boy quashed due to inadequate reasoning

The High Court has quashed a decision of the School Transport Appeals Board, which determined that free transport should not be provided to an autistic boy to attend school. In allowing the application for judicial review, the court held that the Appeals Board failed to provide adequate reasons for the decision to prevent the boy from availing of the scheme for those with special educational needs.

Published 13 April 2021

Personal injury guidelines to come into effect next week

New personal injury guidelines providing for reduced payouts in most cases will come into effect next week.

Published 13 April 2021

Paper on US-style public defender system almost complete

Work on a government paper exploring the introduction of a US-style public defender system as a replacement for legal aid is nearly complete, according to reports.

Published 13 April 2021

EU Commission opposes UK’s application to join the Lugano Convention

In an unexpected development, the European Commission has reportedly opposed the UK's application to accede to the Lugano Convention.

Published 13 April 2021

Crown Court trial over Nama scandal evidence to be heard without jury

A high-profile trial concerning evidence given to a Stormont committee about the Nama property scandal will be heard without a jury in an unprecedented step.

Published 13 April 2021

KRW Law secures six-figure libel settlement for Dana

Belfast-based KRW LAW LLP has secured a second six-figure payout for Irish singer Dana after settling a libel case against the Sunday World.

Published 13 April 2021

Plan to ban political parties having social media managed abroad 'unworkable'

Plans to reform electoral laws to prevent political parties from having their social media accounts managed from outside of Ireland could be "unworkable", the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has suggested.

Published 13 April 2021

Pre-legislative scrutiny of online safety bill to begin today

Proposed legislation to establish a "first-of-its-kind" online safety regulator will undergo pre-legislative scrutiny by an Oireachtas committee starting today.

Published 13 April 2021

Leo Moore: Verifying the identity of a data subject

William Fry partner Leo Moore examines what is reasonable and proportionate to request from an individual in order to verify their identity.

Published 13 April 2021

UN human rights chief calls for war crimes bill to be revised

The UN's human rights chief has urged Westminster politicians to amend a controversial bill which would protect some British soldiers from prosecution for suspect war crimes overseas.

Published 13 April 2021

And finally... bon appetit

French police are cracking down on secret restaurants where wealthy diners have been eating and drinking in breach of Covid-19 restrictions.

Published 13 April 2021

Supreme Court: Challenge to constitutionality of WRC rejected in landmark judgment

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) in a significant ruling relating to the administration of justice in the State.

Published 12 April 2021

ODS Solicitors opens doors in Cork city centre

A new legal practice called ODS Solicitors has been launched in Cork by lawyers Annette Sheehan and Helene O'Donovan.

Published 12 April 2021

UK accession to Lugano Convention imminent

The UK is poised to win support from Brussels to join a European legal cooperation pact.

Published 12 April 2021

Children with disabilities being excluded from consultations on laws and policies

Children with disabilities are being excluded from consultations on laws, policies and programmes affecting them, a new report has found.

Published 12 April 2021