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Judgments: key cases in brief

Majority shareholders ordered to purchase petitioner’s shares without discount In re Donegal Investment Group Plc [2015] IEHC 439 (High Court, McGover(...)

Unforeseen technical problems are part and parcel of the daily business of an air carrier and as such could not be deemed “extraordinary”. Photograph: REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

There were developments in September in relation to the European Law obligation on airlines to pay compensation where a flight is delayed or (...)

“The victim impact statement also does a disservice to victims  by allowing them to believe they are having a significant input into the sentencing process.” Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The victim impact statement has become a familiar part of criminal trials. After the sombre formalities of the trial process, the injured party is fin(...)

An examiner is not required to provide commercially sensitive information to bona fide potential investor. In re Ladbrokes (Irl) Ltd IEHC 381 (High C(...)

 Ian Bailey leaves the High Court recently after losing his case over Garda conduct. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien, journalist Ian Bailey, solicitor Brian O’Donnell and the family of businessman Seán Quinn – a new law term b(...)

The Distillery Building on Church Street
Legal implications of Brexit

The Irish Society for European Law, together with the UK Association of European Law, is hosting an event on the legal implications of a potential Bre(...)

A judgment involving Irish Life and Permanent PLC put final nail in the coffin of the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears as a consumer protection measure

The recent judgment of the Supreme Court in the case of Irish Life and Permanent PLC and Dunne and Irish Life and Permanent PLC and Dunphy puts the fi(...)

Legal professional privilege was a pressing social need necessitating prior restraint of publication  O’Brien vs Raidió Teilifís Éireann [20(...)

Former Labour Party MEP Proinsias De Rossa was compelled to tell a jury how he was severely beaten by his son Fearghal who was going through a psychotic episode at the time

The Irish State regularly subjects people it knows to be innocent to a criminal trial in the hope that they will be acquitted. Welcome to the baffling(...)

The Judicial Working Group on Medical Negligence  was made up of senior judges along with stakeholders from all of the concerned parties. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The recently published Civil Liability Amendment Bill 2015 relating to Periodic Payment Orders has been eagerly awaited by many practitioners since th(...)

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