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All Rise! Tips on Cross-examining

All Rise! Tips on Cross-examining

If his defence practice has taught him anything, Matthew Holmes says it is how to lose a case. He now offers some tips to gardaí when they are required to cross-examine defendants One of the best ways to lose a case is to call the client in evidence and open them up to cross examination. In the District Court you […]

by · June 3, 2020 · Features
Is consent ever a defence to assault?

Is consent ever a defence to assault?

Fights amongst prison inmates are hardly rare. But when Gerard Brown was convicted of assaulting fellow prisoner and former garda Stephen Cooper, the outcome hit the headlines. Michelle-Thérèse Stevenson investigates. The above case found its way to the Supreme Court in DPP v. Brown [2018] IESC 67. One of the main issues was that of consent and, specifically, whether this […]

by · January 28, 2020 · Features
I’m a lawyer – get me in that station

I’m a lawyer – get me in that station

A recent case means gardaí can no longer interview a suspect if he asks for a lawyer until such legal advice has been obtained. Brendan Foley investigates   Supreme Court decisions, even those touching directly upon the daily duties of members, rarely have as much immediate and sweeping impact as will the recent joined cases of  DPP v Gormley and […]

by · June 12, 2014 · Opinion