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The Injuries Board

The Injuries Board views this information narrowly. It extracts it as statistics and makes little effort to draw conclusions from it.

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Iolanthe, Certainty and Knowledge

It was also unnecessary. The burden of proof on Anglo Irish Bank was on the balance of probability. Undoubtedly its loan documentation unequivocally showed that Mrs. Quinn signed up to a loan transaction. (We can know this because of what we know about lawyers; her lawyers would have pointed out any deficiencies. From reports, they did not, therefore there were none).

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Criminal Behaviour?

The Minister’s mode of expression is a “first strike” in a blame game where the Minister’s antagonists are weak and disparate and their work is obscure to most citizens.

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Santa’s Grotto

Sure, he was independent of the judge, but whose spokesperson was he?

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The Paperless Court

That will become more difficult without ready access, without quibble, to all the prosecution material, particularly the stuff the prosecutor deems not relevant or necessary to his/her case.

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The Politics Of Contracts

Consequently, financial claims arising in contract do not all deserve to be heard in summary manner in the High court; some should go to plenary hearing with a full examination of the context in which the agreement was concluded.

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FBM

Don’t expect expressions of regret from any participants, or admissions that the changes for which the Minister was responsible have led to this.

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Answer That

There are some charges you just can’t beat; being a pig must be one.

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Narrative

So, that’s what we need lawyers for; to write the pleadings and affidavits of the litigants and to make sense of the world.

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Talk to the Hand!

“It has become a growing practice for solicitors acting for parties in cases before the courts (and, I would venture to suggest, in particular, the Commercial Court) to copy correspondence to the court. Some lay litigants have adopted the same course.”

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