Murdoch's Term of the Week: Habeas Corpus

Often wrongly attributed to the Magna Carta, the medieval concept of habeas corpus and the explicit recognition of citizens bodily autonomy it imported was brought into law by Henry II through the Assize of Clarendon 1166. This week's TOTW digs deeper. Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Damage to the Environment

With a new proposed 'carbon tax' dominating the headlines in the lead-up to Budget 2020, perhaps it is time to reacquaint ourselves with the various statutory definitions of damage to the environment. This week's TOTW offers assistance. Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Sittings of Court

With the Superior Courts currently in recess until the beginning of Michaelmas term on 7 October, this week's TOTW offers insight into the rules governing court sitting periods. Read more
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Murdoch's Term of the Week: Assignment of Contract

Assignment of Contract: Generally liabilities under a contract cannot be assigned without the consent of the other party to the contract. Liabilities can be assigned by Novation (qv). Some contractual rights in a contract cannot be assigned eg those involving Contracts of Service (qv) and some others require to meet. Read more
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Murdoch's Term of the Week: An Bord Pleanála

The founding of the Wide Streets Commission in 1757 marked the first concerted effort at urban planning in Dublin. With a remit to transform the capital from a medieval town into a modern city fit for international commerce, the Commission oversaw the extension of Sackville Street (now O'Connell Street), to the River. Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Zillmerizing

Zillmerisation refers to a method of valuing life insurance policies and companies. Developed by the eponymous August Zillmer in the latter half of the nineteenth century, this method involves offsetting initial expenses against later increases in premiums. Over time, the asset is ammortised and the expenses are. Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Charities

With the release of Law of Charities in Ireland by Oonagh Breen and Philip Smith drawing closer, perhaps it is time to re-acquaint ourselves with this often misunderstood area of legal practice. This week's TOTW provides a detailed introduction to charities law. Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Package Holiday

Package Holiday A combination of at least two of the following components: (a) transport, (b) accommodation, (c) other tourist services, pre-arranged by the organiser when sold or offered for sale at an inclusive price and when the service covers a period of more than twenty-four hours or includes overnight. Read more
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Murdoch's Term of the Week: Expert Evidence

In advance of the release of A Guide to Expert Witness Evidence by Mark Tottenham, Emma Jane Prendergast, Ciaran Joyce and Hugh Madden, this week's TOTW offers an introduction to the area of expert evidence. Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Four Courts

97 years ago today the Four Courts, then occupied by Anti-Treaty Irregulars, was shelled by the newly formed National Army of the Free State, marking the beginning of the Irish Civil War. This week's TOTW offers an overview of this Read more
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