The Brief: Thursday 11th October, ‘The Academics Show’

Tonight, we drew deep from the well of the academy to find our guests which include; Professor Sandeep Gopalan, Professor of Law and Head of the Law Department in NUI Maynooth, Arthur Cox Fellow of Law in Trinity College Dublin Gerard Downey, and Josh Blackman Professor of law in South Texas College of Law.

Barristers Andrew Robinson and Peter Leonard are your presenters and they started the show by looking at; the Quinn family’s latest challenge, Alan Shatter’s petulence, Psychics in Court, and Treasury Holdings’ woes.

Solicitor John Kelly of Callan Tansey Solicitors Sligo on his pioneering work in obtaining a huge award of damages for the family of Terence Madden. Mr Madden was murdered in 2001 and John acted for the Madden family in this ground breaking case.

Niall Kiernan of Lawlor Partners on personal guarantees and the recent decision in Ulster Bank and Roche.

Gerard Downey on the Pope’s butler and the Vatican legal system.

Prof Gopalan on Judicial appointments and Peter Kelly J.’s recent comments, and other issues of the week.

Barrister Mark Tottenham of blog on recent Superior Court decisions involving Custom House Capitol, helicopters and new law in personal injuries.

Prof Josh Blackman on Kiobel v Royal Dutch Shell, can Shell be held accountable in US Federal Court for atrocities including killings in Nigeria, a Supreme Court of the United States decision.

Presenters, barristers: Andrew Robinson and Peter Leonard.
Regular Contributors: barrister at law Mark Tottenham and solicitor Niall Kiernan of Lawlor Partners.
Guests: John Kelly, Gerard Downey, Josh Blackman, Professor Sandeep Gopalan.
Producers; Killian O’Donoghue and Andrew Robinson.
Engineered by Alan Weldon and Gavin Byrne.