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 of proof applied by the Smithwick Report.

Lauren Kierans BL was in the studio to discuss proposed whistle blower legislation.

Paul Tweed, defamation lawyer, spoke to Peter about the difficulty in having defamatory content removed by Internet Service Providers.

And Ken Murphy, Director General of the Law Society on regulation of the solicitors profession following Thomas Byrne’s fraudulent activities.