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Expert Witnesses could face Civil Action

  Expert witnesses who give questionable evidence in Court could end up being sued for compensation under the recommendations that are before the Law Reform Commission. The proposals are to abolish the traditional assumption of immunity for expert witnesses.  The Commission is considering that where the witness acts with gross negligence in its reports or […]

Drugs in your local District Court

While we all know it is an offence to be in possession of unlawful drugs, many people do not know how drugs offences are dealt with in the District Court. To begin with the District Court is your local court. It deals with minor or “summary” offences and most cases are dealt with on the […]

One Year Bankruptcy is Here

ONE YEAR BANKRUPTCY IS HERE One year bankruptcy is now a reality in Ireland after the Bankruptcy (Amendment) Act 2015 was brought into law just before the Dáil broke up for the election. The commencement order by Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald reduces the normal duration of bankruptcy from three years to one and creates […]