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July 2020

Roman holiday? Thumbs up for injuries jurisdiction decision

In Kellett v RCL Cruises, the Court of Appeal considered the standard of care to be applied in personal injuries proceedings taken under the Package Holidays and Travel Trade Act 1995. Neal Horgan takes a break.

June 2020

There's gold in them thar hills: the cryptocurrency wild west

Crypto-assets will remain a volatile investment and means of exchange, but regulation will reduce their use in fraud and will protect investors. Jennifer O’Sullivan calls the sheriff.

May 2020

Hold your horses: wartime neutrality and Spanish trade

During the final years of World War 2, an intriguing legal case involving the sale of 'war horses' came before the Irish High Court and, subsequently, the Supreme Court. Barry Whelan mounts up.

April 2020

Cyber-Warfare: Recent litigation on Ransomware attacks

Initiating proceedings and securing interim and interlocutory orders against cyberattackers has value, sending a signal to the hackers that their demands will be resisted and their websites deleted. Anthony Thuillier boots up.

March 2020

Someone's Looking at You: CCTV and GDPR

How does the everyday use of video-recording sit with data protection legislation in both a personal and commercial context? Eoin Cannon has it under surveillance.

Jan/Feb 2020

First among equals: 100 years of female lawyers

The enactment of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 was the catalyst for the admission of women to the legal profession. Mary Gaynor and Mairead O'Sullivan open the book on Ireland's first 100 women solicitors.

December 2019

First lady: Celebrating a century of female lawyers

Michele O'Boyle has become the 149th president of the Law Society - and just its fourth female leader in 177 years. Mark McDermott talks to her about leadership, privilege and responsibility.

November 2019

Witness protection: the dangers of inexpert testimony

Judicial decisions and LRC recommendations provide strong indications that the ramifications of failing in the role of expert witness will become increasingly severe. Paul Convery, Niamh McCabe and India Delaney prepare to cross-examine.

Oct 2019

Shining a Light: Law Society launches solicitors' wellbeing supports

The Law Society recently commissioned a nationwide survey to learn more about members’ mental health and wellbeing. Worryingly, solicitors’ wellbeing appears to be considerably lower than the EU average population

Aug/Sept 2019

HIV and me: A solicitor's story

Lawyer Rory O'Boyle shares the story of his traumatic HIV diagnosis, and how he came in from the cold.

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