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 legal?
Lawyers on strike.
And more.

Peter talks to Michael McGrath Barrister at Law about compulsory purchase law, pylons and his new book authored with Eamonn Galligan SC Compulsory Purchase and Compensation in Ireland: Law and Practice (Bloomsbury).

Andrew looks at the family law Courts with the help of Roisin O’Shea Phd candidate and author of a far reaching report on Judicial Separation and Divorce in the Circuit Court and John Devlin of Barron Morris. Roisin’s research leads her to the conclusion that the family law Courts should be replaced with a different type of system. John tells Andrew about how the family law Courts operate and about the experience of the people who find themselves in the Courts.

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