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The Brief 27th March 2014

On the final episode of The Brief, presenters Andrew and Peter discuss this week’s legal news: the sensational news that An Garda Siochana have been recording phone conversations between defendants and their lawyers; some of the attention grabbing ...

The Brief 20th March 2014

Presenters Andrew Robinson and Peter Leonard look at the legal headlines this week, including; €80,000 award for the unfair treatment of a pregnant woman by her employer. Large redundancy settlement by Irish Rail. Was the Crimean secession referendum ...

The Brief 13th March 2014

Presenters, Andrew and Peter discuss this week’s legal headlines: Dublin Airport Authority’s High Court injunction to prevent Aer Lingus staff from going on strike; High Court Judge Ms Justice Harding Clarke’s scathing criticism of the ...

The Brief 6th March 2014

Presenters Andrew and Peter discuss the week’s legal headlines, from the sentencing in the Athlone rape case to a $26 million award for unfair dismissal. Peter speaks to South African Criminal Advocate Karin Alheit about the Pistorius trial and ...

The Brief 27th February 2014

Andrew looks at the legal headlines this week including; The whistleblower controversy and inquiry. Supreme Court refuse application for trial as Gaelige. Mr. Justice Sean Ryan and his appointment as president designate of the new Court of Appeal. War ...

The Brief 13th February 2014

Presenters, Andrew and Peter start with a preview of the topics for discussion on the show and a short discussion of this week’s other legal news stories, from a campaign in the UK for regulation of McKenzie Friends to a French court that awarded ...

The Brief 6th February 2014

The Brief Thursday 6th February Ireland’s only legal affairs show returns for a new season. Barristers Andrew Robinson and Peter Leonard offer comment on all the big legal stories of the day, including; The mammoth Anglo Irish Bank trial Surrogacy question ...

The Brief presents the Law Library annual carol service

In aid of the Cappuchin Day Centre, the barristers of the choir of Law Library preform their annual carol service in the Four Courts. This is the first time the service has ever been broadcast. Thanks to David Nolan SC, David Barniville SC and Rose Fisher ...

The Brief 12th December 2013

In the last show of 2013, presenters Andrew and Peter have a mix of new items and a few of the most interesting interviews from throughout the year. First, Seamus O’Tuathail SC and David Nolan SC, Chairman of the Bar Council, pay tribute to Paul ...

The Brief 5th December 2013

Presenters Andrew and Peter discuss this week’s legal headlines, from the Smithwick report to the holiday maker who caught his nose in the door of the aeroplane. Professor Dermot Walsh of the University of Kent spoke to Andrew about the standard ...

The Brief 28th Nov 2013

Presenters Andrew and Peter discuss the week’s legal headlines, from lawyers’ fees to a lawyer’s woes and white collar crime to medical negligence. Mark Tottenham BL was studio guest and explained the decision in Collins v Minister for ...

The Brief 21st Nov 2013

To begin, presenters Andrew and Peter discussed the week’s legal news, from court reports to a Swiss referendum this weekend to limit executive pay to 12 times the salary of the lowest paid employee in the firm. Solicitor Bernadette Parte, moving ...