Ms Justice Mary Laffoy:  “I am satisfied that, absent any specific statutory provision relieving Bank of Scotland [the new owner] from the mandatory obligation of becoming registered as owner of a charge in respect of which it wishes to exercise any of the powers conferred . . . it must become registered as the owner of the relevant charge on the relevant folio, if it wishes to exercise the statutory powers conferred.”

Comments by a Supreme Court judge on a matter of law could have implications for many hundreds of distressed mortgages loaned by the former Bank of Sc(...)

Graham Dwyer has remained in custody since he was arrested  on October 17th, 2013.

From the moment Graham Dwyer was arrested, on October 17th, 2013, he remained in custody, spending 15 months in Cloverhill Prison before his trial beg(...)

Amanda Knox has been acquitted of murder by a top Italian court. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters 1:42

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Seán Dunne: legal eam argued Irish bankruptcy laws do not allow for dual bankruptcy findings in different jurisdictions. Photograph: Steve Miller/The Irish Times

An appeal by Seán Dunne aimed at setting aside his Irish bankruptcy has opened before the Supreme Court. Lawyers for the developer, now based in the (...)

‘The Bertieist system was highly sophisticated: it created ever-shifting coalitions of interest based not on any long-term coherence but on brilliantly improvised management and huge wads of cash. It was an essentially tribal system, in which the big chief kept control over the little chiefs by distributing or withholding largesse.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

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Martin Corbally: The Medical Council’s Fitness to Practise Committee found him  guilty of poor professional performance on three counts. Photograph:  Collins Photos

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Imprisonment for a knife attack did not depart enough from the norm to render the sentence unduly lenient. DPP vs Howe, IECA 43 (Court of Appeal, Hoga(...)

Sr Stanislaus Kennedy speaking at a student union event

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For childless couples in particular surrogacy is an option. But it is also one surrounded by great legal uncertainty. And many involved in surrogacy a(...)

Dublin couple Patrick and Roseann McLaughlin have lost their Supreme Court appeal against a ruling that Bank of Scotland Plc was entitled to recover some €4 million from them. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A couple have lost their Supreme Court appeal against a decision that Bank of Scotland Plc was entitled to recover some €4 million from them arising f(...)