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 decisions from the courts;
the high fees earned by lawyers from the State; and,
two notable obituaries.

Sinn Fein Spokesman on Justice, Padraig Mac Lochlainn TD, outlined the argument for the resignation of the Minister for Justice.

Dr Yvonne Daly of DCU’s School of Law and Governmant outlined the legal issues raised by the Garda taping of phone calls between defendants and their lawyers.

Barrister Diane Duggan spoke about the work carried out by the Bar Council’s Voluntary Assistance Scheme.

And South African Advocate Karin Alheit gave her opinion on the case made by the prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius case.

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