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The top five most cited cases in Irish superior court judgments

Since 2011, Decisis has published over 9,000 reports of Irish superior court judgments. These reports are searchable by court, judge, topic and key word, and are available to subscribers on Decisis.ie. Subscribers can also avail of an e-mail alert syst …

Mark Tottenham | March 26, 2020

The 25 most cited cases in Irish superior court judgments (Nos 6-10)

Since 2011, Decisis has published over 9,000 reports of Irish superior court judgments. These are indexed by topic, and may be found by subscribers on Decisis.ie In this series of articles, we highlight the 25 cases most cited in those 9,000 judgments. …

Mark Tottenham BL | March 19, 2020

The 25 most cited cases in Irish superior court judgments (Nos 11-15)

Since 2011, Decisis has published reports of over 9,000 Irish superior court judgments. These are indexed by topic, and can be found by subscribers on Decisis.ie In this series of articles, we highlight the 25 cases most cited in these judgments.  This …

Mark Tottenham | March 12, 2020

The 25 most cited cases in Irish judgments (Nos 16 to 20)

Since 2011, Decisis has published reports of over 9,000 Irish superior court judgments. These are indexed by topic, and can be found by subscribers on: Decisis.ie In this series of articles, we highlight the 25 cases most cited in these judgments. This …

Mark Tottenham | March 4, 2020

The 25 most cited cases in Irish superior court judgments (Nos 21 to 25)

Since 2011, Decisis has published reports of over 9,000 Irish superior court judgments. These are indexed by topic, and can be found by subscribers on Decisis.ie In this series of articles, we highlight the 25 cases most cited in these judgments. This …

Mark Tottenham BL | February 27, 2020

Scott Schedules

When a plaintiff commences litigation, not knowing what items are likely to be in dispute, he or she needs to set out each aspect of the claim carefully in the statement of claim or the indorsement of claim (as appropriate). In the defence, the defenda …

Mark Tottenham BL | February 11, 2020
Scott Schedules

The rule against barristers suing for their fees

In his 18th century Commentaries on the Laws of England (Book 3, Chap 3), William Blackstone wrote comparing ancient Roman orators with modern counsel: “Those indeed practised gratis, for honour merely or at most for the sake of gaining influence: and …

Mark Tottenham BL | February 4, 2020

A Law Report suitable for the Internet Age

Law Ireland has moved to Clarus Press, which has a distinguished record of publishing legal textbooks. Everybody at Decisis and Law Ireland is excited about this change of direction, and it is hoped that this will attract more readers to the work that we do. 

Mark Tottenham BL | January 27, 2020

Early case law available online

Many in the legal profession have benefited from the Free Access to Law Movement without necessarily being aware that there was a Free Access to Law Movement. Like running water, or street lighting, the free availability of statutes and judgments onlin …

Mark Tottenham BL | June 11, 2019

Trial by Social Media

Until the age of social media, most democracies had well-established rules for protecting reputations and determining serious allegations, at both criminal and civil level. Publishers of defamatory comments could be sued for damages. If a serious crimi …

Mark Tottenham BL | May 7, 2019
Trial by Social Media