Solicitor firm wants clarity on detentions

Dublin-based firm of solicitors Shalom Binchy says it has been difficult to provide legal advice to suspects in custody while also complying with public health guidelines on social distancing and hygiene. It has called for the development of a “clear protocol” governing arrests, charging and detention during the current public health emergency. Survey The firm [...]

By |2020-05-25T13:56:24+01:00May 25th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Rolling back on Rights – Justice in Garda Stations during Covid 19

The European Court of Human Rights has made it clear that the right of access to legal advice at Garda stations is a critical part of the right to a fair trial, protected under Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights. From the 1st to the  13th of May 2020, Shalom Binchy Solicitors hosted an [...]

By |2020-05-21T12:24:43+01:00May 21st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Uninsured drivers who cause accidents to be pursued for ‘substantial’ costs

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) has warned that uninsured drivers who are responsible for road traffic accidents face the prospect of being pursued for "substantial costs". Among the punishments facing such drivers are the seizure of their assets or vehicles, mandatory debt repayments, bankruptcy proceedings, the mandatory sale of their home and even [...]

By |2019-01-14T16:21:17+00:00January 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Surge in number of cases taken to court in wake of Phelan settlement

Sixty-three High Court actions related to the cervical cancer screening programme have been initiated since the €2.5m settlement with Vicky Phelan last April. Court records reveal an explosion in the number of actions initiated against the HSE and screening laboratories since the settlement highlighted serious problems with the CervicalCheck programme eight months ago. More cases [...]

By |2019-01-14T16:05:42+00:00January 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Government to consider interim measures for personal injury awards reform

The Government is set to present judges and the Courts Service with interim proposals to bring down personal injury awards, the Irish Independent reports. It comes amid concern that reform has been proceeding too slowly since the Personal Injuries Commission published its second and final report last September. In the report, retired judge Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns recommended that the Government’s proposed Judicial Council be asked to [...]

By |2019-01-14T15:59:53+00:00January 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Promised family law court centre must be priority after incident – Senator

A call has been made for the long promised amalgamated family law court centre to be urgently prioritised following the incident wher a man disrupted a court session in Dublin claiming to have a firearm and an explosive device. Fianna Fáil Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee said that three years ago in Dolphin House where family law [...]

By |2019-01-14T15:53:13+00:00January 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments