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Mature Recollection

It is a surprising thing to encounter a witness who, in all honesty, believes that the evidence they are giving or proposing to give is the truth, when it is far from it.

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A Word in your Ear

This post is about words. In fact it proposes a conscious effort by the State to preserve some words or at least to promote them.

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Piltdown Man

It is highly speculative, but an attractive thought, that the Zeitgeist of the early twentieth century produced or induced two events; the development of the modern law of Negligence and the perversion of truth by the Piltdown Man hoax. They are connected in one respect; a lawyer was at the centre of each event. Lord Atkin, in the House of Lords, delivered the seminal judgement in Donoghue v Stevenson, and Charles Dawson, a solicitor, “found” the skull of Piltdown Man […]

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When did you stop beating your wife?

Giving evidence carries risk.

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Laconic speech

You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city.

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Solicitors again!

Our profession has been getting a particularly bad press recently all of it deserved. The trouble is erupting even as far away as Los Angeles.

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Who?

The subject of this posting is the small and somewhat obscure collection of what appears to be self portraits immediately outside the Supreme Court

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Law Professors’ blogs

Should law professors blog? Certainly, subject to a prior, professional equipment, check:generally, all sentient, carbon-based lifeforms are qualified. Professors, having surveyed your premises (in space, not in logic) and discovered the absence of this, go ahead. (“this”, refers to the first item on the list)

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12, City Gate

McGarr Solicitors Location The website has a photograph from outer space showing our location in Dublin. (Courtesy of Google). Here is a map of Dublin from a time before 1670. . We are very close to Bridge St., which carries its name in reference to the only bridge (5) over the Liffey at Dublin, (until 1670, when “Bloody Bridge” was built nearby). The fragment of old city wall in modern Cook St., which is immediately downriver of the bridge inland […]

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New Laws for Old

Discarding things makes lawyers uncomfortable. There are good reasons to hold onto things, but eventually everything must go; forgetting is a part of memory. But some things should not be forgotten. Consider the Statute Law Revision (Pre-1922) Act 2005. Section 1 states “The statutes of Ireland, England, Great Britain and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland mentioned in the Schedule to this Act are repealed.â€? What have we thown out? What have we lost? Well, how will we […]

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