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 criminal system of trial in South Africa.

And Andrew speaks to Barrister and NUIG law lecturer Tom O’Malley about sentencing guidelines and this week’s Supreme Court decision on the rights of accused in custody to access a lawyer prior to interrogation.

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