The Brief Thursday 31st Jan 2013

The Brief Thursday 31st January, 2013

Presented by barristers Andrew Robinson and Peter Leonard.

The presenters look at:

The days decision in the High Court challenge to the Anglo Irish Bank promissory note, barrister Vincent P. Martin, explains how the President of the High Court decided the matter.

Ryan Air must pay compensation to a passenger stranded by the Icelandic ash cloud.

Judge Geoffrey Browne’s outrageous and intemperate comments.

NAMA and the huge legal fees they have paid out. The criminal legal aid scheme fees, and are solicitors paying the management of the Law Society too much?

All this and more.

Peter talks to Paul Tweed about defamation law, and his celebrity clients including Louis Walsh.

SCA lawyer Jeff Tillotson on their legal action in Texas to recover $12 million paid in bonuses to Lance Armstrong.

Lecturer in Law NUI Maynooth Robert Gaudet on class actions.

Solicitor Mark Newby, contributor to the Justice Gap blog on Barry George and others unsuccessful attempt to claim compensation for their wrongful convictions.

Barrister and editor of the Stare Decisis Hibernia blog Mark Tottenham, on offshore accounts, anti social behaviour and the latest Superior Courts decision.

Produced by Andrew Robinson and Killian Donoghue.
Engineered by Aoife Nic Canna and Patrick Geurin.
Research by Killian Donoghue.
Technical Support and podcast by Gavin Byrne
Production Assistant Rosa Tottenham