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 Finance.

Fiona Gartland of the Irish Times spoke about the rise in bankruptcy applications.

Ross Maguire SC of New Beginning spoke about Ireland’s new bankruptcy regime.

Conor Gallagher reported on the DPP’s appeal to the sentence in the Anthony Lyons case.

John Shaw, President of the Law Society, spoke about the difficulties faced by small law firms.

David Barniville SC spoke about the Bar Council’s concerns over the introduction of alternative business structures and the regulatory provisions in the Legal Services Regulation Bill.

Brian Hayes Curtin reported on alternative legal regimes in West Cork.

And Kate Butler BL spoke about the proposed Assisted Decision Making (Capacity) Bill.

Presented by barristers Andrew Robinson and Peter Leonard.
Produced by Andrew Robinson and Killian Donoghue.
Edited by Aoife Nic Canna