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Ireland's legal podcast, presented by the Law Society Award Winning team of Peter Leonard BL and Mark Tottenham BL
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The Fifth Court - DSBA Legal Podcast of the Year Peter Leonard BL Mark Tottenham BL

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Ireland's legal podcast, presented by the Law Society Award Winning team of Peter Leonard BL and Mark Tottenham BL
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    E82 The Fifth Court - Kevin O'Higgins, solicitor and scion of one of the country's best known legal families

    E82 The Fifth Court - Kevin O'Higgins, solicitor and scion of one of the country's best known legal families

    E82 The Fifth Court
    Peter Leonard BL and Mark Tottenham BL talk to Kevin O'Higgins, solicitor, about his life and times.
    As he says himself, 'After 40+ years of practising law, I’ve learned a few things along the way!' and he shares some of that knowledge at
    https://ohigginssolicitors.ie/blog
    BTW, when he started in law a fax machine was seen as near revolutionary!
    A sole practitioner he says he's so busy he sometimes turns business away.
    His recommendations for a legal book, Eugene McCague's book on law firm Arthur Cox.
    And, as always, three cases from the Decisis.ie casebook;
    A Judicial Review of a case involving The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland and recognition of a qualificationA Personal Injuries case taken against the State judged to be an abuse of the appeal processAn Isaac Wunder order, a person claiming he was 'immune from court orders'
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    • 34 min
    E81 The Fifth Court - Arko Ganguli - co-founder Legitify, simplifying cross-border transactions, digitalizing notarization

    E81 The Fifth Court - Arko Ganguli - co-founder Legitify, simplifying cross-border transactions, digitalizing notarization

    E81 The Fifth Court
    Supported by Clio Legal Software
    Hosts Mark Tottenham BL and Peter Leonard BL spoke to Arko Ganguli, co-founder of Letigify, an AI powered solution using audio-video authentication that allows clients to notarize documents online remotely from anywhere, without the hassle of visiting a notary public in person.
    Arko is a trained lawyer and a legal consultant for over eleven years, working with various clients and organisations in different sectors and domains. He's also a certified mediator and a design thinking practitioner, with a passion for changing the way law works in the world, enabling legal teams and their clients to carry out their business more efficiently. He's eager to explore innovative ideas in legal tech, and to collaborate with other entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors in the field.
    And as always, our two hosts discuss three new cases from the Decisis.ie website
    An asylum case taken by a Ghanian national who claimed he was gay. IPAT questioned his bona fides.A family law case where foster parents tried to adopt a fostered child who had complex medical needs, but the birth mother withheld consent.A defamation case involving Google, YouTube (owned by Google) that was taken too late to join them as defendants.
    Arko recommends 'Judgement at Nuremberg' a 1961 American epic legal drama film directed by Stanley Kramer,

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    • 37 min
    E80 The Fifth Court - Dr Leif-Nissen Lundbæk, FORBES 30 Under30 Listmaker - legal AI in action

    E80 The Fifth Court - Dr Leif-Nissen Lundbæk, FORBES 30 Under30 Listmaker - legal AI in action

    E80 of The Fifth Court was recorded at the Dublin Tech Summit
    AI not a concept, but a reality now in law. This is a must listen-to episode if you want to know what's about to happen to your legal practice.
    Dr Leif-Nissen Lundbæk is FORBES 30-Under-30 Listmaker. He's also co-founder and CEO of the AI company Xayn. His company is working with CMS, an international law firm, offering companies and organisations advice on a full range of legal issues. CMS consists of 18 independent law firms with about 80 offices worldwide and is the world's 5th largest law firm by lawyer headcount and the 21st by revenue.
    Prior to founding Xayn, Leif-Nissen Lundbæk worked at Daimler AG and IBM. He holds a degree in Economics from Humboldt University in Berlin, an MSc in Mathematics from Heidelberg University, an MSc with Distinction in Software Engineering from Oxford University, and a PhD in Computer Science from Imperial College London.
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    Plus three more cases from the Decisis.ie casebook
    A case where a wedding guest slipped on a dancefloor and her case was appealed right up to the Court of Appeal. The judge was very specific is his view on the plaintiffs sobriety at the event.A case involving a bank lending a mortgage to a couple, where the husband was making repayments but the lending contract was with the wife.A contractual dispute between an Irish company and a Dutch company involving a heat exchanger and chicken manure.With thanks to Clio legal software

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    • 40 min
    E79 The Fifth Court - Mema Byrne BL - Landlord and Tenant Law (Commercial Sector) expert author

    E79 The Fifth Court - Mema Byrne BL - Landlord and Tenant Law (Commercial Sector) expert author

    E79 The Fifth Court
    Hosts Peter Leonard BL and Mark Tottenham BL are joined by barrister Mema Byrne BL, to talk about the 2nd edition of her book, Landlord and Tenant, (Commercial Sector). The three discuss many issues around this area of law in which she works and lectures - but also the road that brought her to law. She worked in banking which she says didn't 'resonate with her at all'. She had a child, needed a job, but not in banking. She did a night course in law - and as she says herself, started to 'eat it up'.
    Her cultural recommendations include the art exhibition at the Royal Hibernia Academy as well as a book, Autobiography of a Yogi, by Paramahansa Yogananda (1946).
    With thanks to Clio legal software
    And, as always, the two hosts review three higher court cases drawn from the Decisis.ie casebook
    The first case concerns the mandatory retirement age for a Sheriff (currently 70 years of age)The second case is about a confiscation order, its proportionality, amounting to almost €400,000The third case revolved around whether a baseball bat, used in an alleged assault, was made of metal or timber

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    • 40 min
    E78 The Fifth Court - The Bloomsday Episode - Hosts Mark Tottenham BL and Peter Leonard BL on Ulysses and the obscenity laws

    E78 The Fifth Court - The Bloomsday Episode - Hosts Mark Tottenham BL and Peter Leonard BL on Ulysses and the obscenity laws

    E78 The Fifth Court
    DSBA Legal Podcast of the Year
    With thanks to Clio Legal Software.
    Bloomsday is a celebration of James Joyce's Ulysses, taking place annually on June 16th. The date commemorates the events of the novel, which are set on June 16, 1904. This day is significant because it marks Joyce's first outing with his future wife, Nora Barnacle.
    The publication of Ulysses itself became a landmark legal case in literary history. The novel was banned for obscenity in several countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, leading to legal battles that challenged and eventually redefined the limits of literary expression and censorship.
    Our hosts, barristers and literary buffs, Peter Leonard and Mark Tottenham discuss some of the many issues around the case taken in the US including some nuggets that you'll be able to 'drop' at the dinner party table when next discussing why you haven't finished reading Ulysses.
    As always, Peter and Mark also discuss some more recent cases from the Decisis.ie casebook.


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    • 30 min
    E77 The Fifth Court - Krystian Boino, trained Polish judge who runs his solicitor's practice in Ireland

    E77 The Fifth Court - Krystian Boino, trained Polish judge who runs his solicitor's practice in Ireland

    E77 The Fifth Court - with @Mark Tottenham BL and @Peter Leonard BL
    With thanks to Clio Legal Software
    Something you may not have considered.
    The Polish community, numbering above 100,000, is one of Ireland's largest non-Irish communities. Naturally, they need legal representation and advice. So who do they go to?
    Krystian Boino obtained his masters degree from the University of Wroclaw, Poland in 2003. By 2006 he had completed a judge’s apprenticeship and successfully passed exams which entitled him to apply for judge vacancies in Poland. Krystian also qualified as a Polish solicitor (Radca Prawny) and is a fully qualified Irish solicitor since 2013.
    Krystian says he's the only such lawyer from Poland registered in Ireland having full professional qualifications in both jurisdictions. He has been practicing since 2006 with William Crean & Co Solicitors and then with JC Hoban & Company Solicitors. He established Hoban Boino Solicitors in partnership with Joanne Hoban. Krystian advises clients from both Ireland and Poland as well as many other nationalities. He specialises in personal injury litigation and employment law and also advises clients in wide range of aspects of Polish law regarding wills and property.
    Peter and Mark also take a look at three more curious cases from the Decisis.ie casebook
    An Order 67 company law caseA case involving a guarantee given by a father for a son's debts, when the father tragically died.A case where the court was asked to adjudicate on the transfer of a vulnerable minor to the UK for care as suitable care was not available in Ireland.

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    • 36 min

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