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The New Legal Year 1

Individual wrongdoing by a solicitor or a barrister implies little about any other lawyer. This is clearly the case where the wrongdoing consists of murder or armed robbery or dangerous driving. Even if it consists of mortgage fraud, it implies nothing about other lawyers. (Mortgage fraud may imply something about human nature, but lawyers, as such, are not accountable on that score). Mortgage fraud may indicate the desirability of having mortgage processing systems that will practically eliminate mortgage fraud.

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The Long Vacation

Following a long-standing tradition, the Supreme Court, the High Court and the Circuit courts are on holiday.

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Nullem Crimen Sine Lege

There was a time when the Law Society of Ireland discharged all its functions in the corner of a car park.

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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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Ambulance Chasing: a corporal work of mercy?

There is need for a new charity to be established in Ireland. It will seek out people suffering personal injury. It will advise that the injured person (“the victimâ€?) should immediately consult a solicitor to determine whether there is a cause of action arising from the incident in which the victim was injured.

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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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Buying a House

To hand over the key beforehand is to hand over possession. If a purchaser gets possession before parting with the purchase money there is a great temptation to evade or delay the handing over of the purchase money, at least until it suits the purchaser.

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A life of the mind

Here in McGarr Solicitors (inhabitants of the USA, note; a solicitor is a lawyer), we spell “intellectual” with three els.

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The Dog Ate My Homework!

The academic world can be tough.

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