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October 14, 2021

Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing

The October issue of the Bloomsbury Family Law Briefing is now live for subscribers to Family Law

October 13, 2021

Settlement of Cerebral Palsy Case for €20 million

An 11-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who sued over the circumstances of his birth has settled his High Court action for also €20 million.

 

October 13, 2021

Labour Court Issues Decision on Retirement Age

The Labour Court has rejected a claim that having to retire at 65 is age discrimination.

October 13, 2021

Tax Planning 2021/22

Tax Planning 2021/22 is now live for subscribers

October 12, 2021

Man Challenges Crash Injury Claim in High Court

A man has brought a High Court challenge after his road incident injuries claim was assessed as minor by the Personal Injuries Assessment Board under new guidelines reducing awards, particularly for minor injuries.

October 11, 2021

Government Review of Penal Policy Will Include Remission

A review of penal policy is to be carried out before the end of the year and will include a review of how remission is applied to prisoners.

October 11, 2021

High Court Orders Discovery in Defamation Case

Egan v Fenlon [2021] IEHC 625 (High Court (General), Allen J, 5 October 2021)

The High Court, in defamation proceedings brought by a solicitor against an unincorporated association, orders the plaintiff to provide further particulars so that the defendants know in broad outline the case which they have to meet, and to make discovery of certain categories of documents relating to professional claims or complaints against the plaintiff.

October 8, 2021

Tax and Accounting Update: 8th October 2021

The latest release of Tax and Accounting Update is now live for subscribers to UK Tax.

October 8, 2021

Chief Justice Steps Down Today

The Chief Justice Mr Frank Clarke is to step down as he retires before he turns 70 on 10 October. 

October 7, 2021

Trial Judge’s Charge Gave Imbalanced Account of Complainant’s Evidence

Director of Public Prosecutions v PR [2020] IECA 347 (Court of Appeal (criminal), Kennedy J, 23 September 2021)

The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal against conviction for sexual assault, finding as follows: (a) the trial judge's charge to the jury had been imbalanced and amounted to an error in principle where he had read the entire transcript of the interviews with the child complainant, rather than summarising the evidence, and then instructed the jury that this was the complainant's evidence making no mention of cross-examination; but (b) the defence case was one of denial and the trial judge did set out that case for the jury; and (c) there could be no doubt but that the jury were aware on whom the onus of proof lay and the applicable standard of proof.

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