Max Barrett

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In the  High Court, Mr Justice Max Barrett threw the book at Jim Ferry, who  controlled two companies, Ferry’s Refuse Collection Limited and Ferrys Refuse Recycling Limited

Jim Ferry cares about the environment. It says so on the black wheelie bins his company owns and that can be seen over much of Donegal. “Caring for t(...)

 Mr Justice Max Barrett told the woman, who was representing herself,  that he had identified her only as Ms H because “the world does not need to know your business”. Photograph: Collins

A woman “struggling to get by” after her husband “abandoned” her and their children fears she will lose her family home if a bank gets a €65,000 judg(...)

Mr Justice Max Barrett said he had considerable sympathy for the women and in the “unenviable position” they found themselves. Photograph: Collins

Two assistant censors at the Irish Film Censor’s office have failed to get injunctions preventing the Minister for Justice dismissing them before thei(...)

A homeless man cannot continue with part of a court action in which he claims he is entitled to be  on a council list for two-bed rather than one-bed accommodation. File photograph: iStockPhoto

A homeless man cannot continue with part of a High Court action in which he claims he is entitled to be put on a council list for two-bed rather than (...)

Revenue wants summary judgment orders for €2.7m against Annino Forte, and for €2.5m against Corrado Forte

A High Court judge has urged a father and son being pursued over “vast” sums totalling more than €5.2 million in estimated alleged unpaid taxes to “en(...)

A High Court judge is to ask the Court of Justice of the EU  to decide issues concerning Coillte’s environmental responsibilities in relation to grid connection works for a wind farm in Co Laois. File photograph: Ben Curtis/PA

A High Court judge is to ask the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) to decide issues concerning Coillte’s environmental responsibilities in relation to(...)

A Dusseldorf court is expected to give its decision on the separate German case in September. Photograph: Reuters

The High Court has granted a stay on a legal action by Vodafone over a patent dispute pending the outcome of separate proceedings in Germany. Vodafon(...)

 Scania AB factory  in Sodertalje, Sweden: While no finding has been make against Scania, an investigation by the European Commission into  the company is  ongoing and Irish hauliers have taken  proceedings  against the   truck manufacturer. Photographer: Erik Abel/Bloomberg

Dozens of damages claims by Irish hauliers against Europe’s biggest truck manufacturers over alleged anti-competitive practices have come before the H(...)

Declan Ganley  claims the Prime Time programme defamed him. Photograph: Eric Luke

A High Court judge has warned of the “chilling effect for free speech, a right of the most profound significance” if defamation cases are allowed beco(...)

 AIB was recently refused a summary judgment against a farming couple who had run up more than €1 million in debt and arrears. Mr Justice Max Barrett accepted the arguments made by the couple’s counsel in the High Court that EU consumer rights law and provisions of the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights, should apply in the case.

The human rights of thousands of people are being abused by banks and mortgage providers, according to a new alliance of barristers and solicitors. (...)

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