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Law on Trial

May 11, 2022

Sinéad Gibney, chief commissioner with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, joins the podcast to discuss whether Ireland’s equality laws are fit for purpose and how the State’s decision to fight issues it eventually concedes is a drain on resources. The podcast also hears from Deirdre Malone, head of...


Apr 27, 2022

Philip Lee, partner and executive chairman of Philip Lee LLP. Lee, discusses his career as a solicitor and the principal of a well known firm. He also addresses issues such as the split legal profession, personal injuries litigation, and whether judicial review impedes societal progress. Also on this episode: we...


Apr 6, 2022

Michael O’Doherty, barrister and co-founder of VIP Publishing, joins the podcast to discuss internet law and proposed legislation to combat harmful online content. Stephanie Lord, legal and policy officer with the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC), explains why a review of the civil legal aid system is urgent in the...


Mar 23, 2022

Frank Clarke, senior counsel and former Chief Justice, joins the podcast to discuss the legal system after his term in office. Fiona Carroll of the Law Reform Commission explains why the Law Reform Commission is seeking to revoke several historical proclamations. Plus: when is a window not a window? A court case taken...


Mar 9, 2022

Emily O'Reilly, European Ombudsman, joins the podcast to discuss the cases she investigates and how her 20 years as a journalist in Ireland previously has informed her role. As war in Ukraine continues, the hosts speak to Aonghus Kelly, of Irish Rule of Law International, who explains the law of when a country can...