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Citation of ‘free access’ case law – an Australian perspective

[This article, by Jenny Paglia, was originally published in Law Ireland in December 2018] In Australian courts there is a longstanding convention (articulated by practice direction or rule in most jurisdictions) that the authorised report of a judgment …

Mark Tottenham | April 7, 2021
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Fake Case Law

[Originally published in Law Ireland, March 2019] As April 1st approaches, it is easy to be nostalgic for the days of the annual fake news story. Each newspaper, and many television shows, used to have a fake news story on April Fools Day, written in s …

Mark Tottenham | April 1, 2021
Fake Case Law

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