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Goodbye, Bill

Everywhere would have the benefits of an aesthetic and economical approach to computing. Unlike Bill Gates’ system, one would not encounter a “counter-intuitiveâ€? element in an interface.

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Read Me

We have to stop working every now and then. I read the Sherlock Holmes body of work a long time ago, but the classics never die and so I have made reference to Sherlock Holmes HERE and perhaps have given the impression that a life in the law is a life in crime or close to it (by and large, it is not; think of Kenneth Starr whose natural habitat was in corporate law and Government administration). What might a […]

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No!

Ireland has previously cast a veto (in the EU Council of Ministers) and it was denied that it had that effect.

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A Laughing Stock

Now, we risk being the laughing stock of Australia (and the UK in due course) because none of our lawyers have sold shares in themselves.

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Criminal Legal Aid

The court found that as a matter of probability, a defendant will be afforded a fair trial in summary proceedings in the District Court while represented solely by a solicitor.

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Everything comes out in the end

Consequently, we favour those people when we seek to have “truthsâ€? suppressed or ignored. They are the ideal candidates for appointment to be judges, for instance.

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My Attorney General, Bernie

Reading of Lord Goldsmith’s interventions in the BAE scandal brings to mind Blossom Dearie’s rendition of “My Attorney Bernieâ€?. Here are the words, but it’s essential to hear Blossom singing it to appreciate it. My Attorney Bernie (Words and Music by Dave Frishberg) I’m impressed, with my attorney Bernie I’m impressed, with his influential friends He’s got very big connections and I follow his directions Bernie knows his way around and so I always do what Bernie recommends. I am blessed, […]

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Mr. Chairman

Presently, the new Chairman of the Bar Council will be known. So what; who cares? To be the Chairman of the Bar Council is to rise to obscurity, excepting the possibility of judicial preferment later, on the strength of its occupation. Yes, indeed, few people care, excepting the candidates and, possibly, their partners. The Bar Council of Ireland makes no reference to the Chairman on its website, unlike the Bar of England and Wales. That website gives at least one […]

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Que sera, sera

Irish lawyers, arguably, are in denial.

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An Unpleasant Discovery

hat some members of the Irish High Court currently make orders for the provision of, effectively, “general discovery�? is superior anecdotal evidence to the reflections flowing from Brooks Thomas Ltd. V Impac Ltd. [1999] 1 I.L.R.M. They prefer to do justice than to respect a dubious proposition simply because it is in a statutory instrument.

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