Brophy’s Law Blog

Advance Healthcare Directives and The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015

The Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 was finally signed into law on 30 December 2015. This landmark piece of legislation transforms the way that decisions will be made in relation to an individual’s personal welfare and financial affairs in circumstances where they lose mental capacity to make their own decisions […]

Tackling Match Fixing

2016 had barely begun before the issue of sporting integrity once again came under the spotlight. This time the light dimmed upon tennis, as news broke earlier this month of a large group of repeat offenders involved in suspicious betting patterns. Tennis Ireland CEO Des Allen has been quick to […]

Wrongful Death Actions

On 17th November 2015, the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) published a report on the treatment of persons in Irish prisons and their conditions of detention. The report follows a visit to several prisons and Garda stations in […]

Government to Make Slapping Children Indefensible

Ireland is one of the last EU member states who have not completely banned corporal punishment of children. Using force against a child is illegal. However, traditionally, parents have had the defence of “reasonable and moderate chastisement” in disciplining children. This common law defence was confirmed in Article 37 of […]

Social Welfare and Pensions Act 2013

We act on behalf of a number of clients who may be in receipt of  Social Welfare payments where they may be forced out of work as a result of injury. It is generally the case that they may be unaware of the effect of The Social Welfare and Pensions […]