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In the fifth and final episode, Sachin Trikha and Harriet Martin discuss whether it really matters if you chose courts or arbitration to resolve your disputes. What impact might the choice have on your confidential information? How about enforceability? Do you like the sound of picking your decision-makers? These real-life issues can have a profoun…
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It is estimated that in Spain there is a current office oversupply of 3%, which must be reconverted. Still, depending on the local councils the change of use may not be a simple thing… With the help of Clifford Chance Senior Lawyers Andrés Berral and Andrés Tirado we address the reconversion topic, covering all legal and tax relevant aspects for in…
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Michael Lynn is currently serving a prison sentence for crimes of fraud committed at the height of the Celtic Tiger years in this country. A solicitor by training, he conned banks out of tens of millions of euro, went on the run and ended up in Brazil where his wife gave birth to their first child. He thought that would save him from extradition bu…
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On episode 148 I am delighted to be joined Matthew Bell. An accomplished international player Matthew won over 100 caps for Ireland but experienced heartbreak as he was not selected to travel to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. At 26 years of age while pursuing his 3rd season of professional hockey in Germany, Matthew was diagnosed with a brain tumou…
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In this episode, Camilla Uppal is joined by Macella Wan, Underwriting Manager at Harbour Underwriting. Macella shares insight into her career journey from private practice to Harbour Underwriting, one of the leading providers of commercial dispute insurance for both claimants and defendants. Macella explains what type of cases that litigation insur…
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We have long since developed in a nation of foodies in this country in terms of the range of foodies that people enjoy and how it is consumed. But what of our food system? How far now is the journey from farm to fork? Why do we no longer, for the greater part, know the precise distance and route taken by the food we buy? And why is this country tha…
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In this episode, Camilla Uppal is joined by Baljit Kaur Chhokar, Solicitor and Yoga and Meditation Teacher to discuss how yoga and meditation can benefit current and aspiring lawyers. Baljit explains why she decided to qualify as a yoga teacher, discusses how yoga and breath-work can help with stress management, and provides tips on how to prioriti…
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On episode 147 I am delighted to be joined by former league of ireland manager, UEFA Pro Licence Coach and current head of games at Laois GAA. This episode was recorded during the 2023 League of ireland season while Shane was coaching at Cobh Ramblers. They finished 3rd in the Division 1 league and at the end of the season Shane stepped away from t…
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In this episode, Camilla Uppal is joined by Hannah Beko, author of the bestselling book The Authentic Lawyer. Hannah provides insight into the key issues with the culture in many law firms, and her opinion on how law firms could help tackle the issues that lawyers face. Hannah also explains what it means to be an authentic lawyer, the benefits of b…
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The bustling town of Killorglin in Co Kerry is one of the most unlikeliest places imaginable to have a connection with one of the biggest drug cartels on the planet but that is the case. One of the senior figures in the Sinaloa cartel is allegedly Morris O’Shea Salazar who spent a decade of his formative years growing up and into adulthood in Killo…
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In this episode, Camilla Uppal is joined by Anders Nilsson, Managing Partner and Head of Middle East at Bird & Bird. Anders provides insight into his career journey from Sweden to Abu Dhabi, the key opportunities for lawyers working in the region, and what he enjoys most about working in the UAE. Anders also provides career advice to aspiring and j…
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The death was announced earlier this week of Rose Dugdale, the English aristocrat who became a member of the IRA, served time in prison and was subsequently involved in perfecting bomb technology for the Provos. She also featured in attempts to rid inner city Dublin of drug dealers in the 1980s. Sean O’Driscoll has written a biography of Ms Dugdale…
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Leo Varadkar’s announcement that he was stepping down as Taoiseach and leader of Fine Gael took the whole country by shock. Why now and who is in line to succeed him? Irish Examiner Political Editor Elaine Loughlin looks back on Varadkar’s career and looks forward to who might replace him and what it will mean for the government, the country and th…
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One of the perks of the job of being Taoiseach is apparently the invite to the White House for St Patrick’s Day, a privilege that is afforded few foreign leaders. Leo Varadkar is over this year but he has a lot on his mind. He has to step lightly around hosts whose stance on Israel and Gaza is at odds with that of most of the world, including Irela…
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Through the years of the violence in Northern Ireland one distinctive voice was frequently heard across all airwaves. Eamonn Mallie didn’t speak with a typical South Armagh accent but it was from there he was sprung and he went on to be one of the leading reporters of the conflict in the North. Now he has written a book about his experiences, the s…
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On episode 146 I am delighted to be joined by former Dublin Senior Football coach and current performance coach with Leinster Rugby Declan Darcy. Declan is a decorated player and helped guide Leitrim to the 1994 Connacht Senior Football Championship as captain. He later represented Dublin at senior level crossing paths with a young Stephen Cluxton …
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When looking at the Iberian real estate sector, Spain and Portugal have different investment paces, which is understandable due to country size differences. Still in some sectors there is an increased gap - being Logistics one of them. In this episode Reno Cardiff, International Partner, and Paulo Sarmento, Head of Transactional Services, both from…
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This week Mick sat down with a group formed a few years ago from descendants of those who were involved in signing the Anglo-Irish Treaty. And it wasn’t just those who were on the pro-treaty side that were part of this group, but also a grandson of Cathal Brugha and a grand nephew of Harry Boland. The group is pushing hard for a national day of rec…
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In this episode, Stephanie Anais is joined by Charles Jeffery, Director of Litigation at Harbour, the largest privately-owned litigation funder in the world. **WARNING: the sound quality is a little fuzzy for the first 4 minutes. But don’t worry, it becomes fine from then onwards!** During this episode, Charles speaks about the Supreme Court decisi…
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In this episode, Camilla Uppal is joined by James O’Connell, Partner at Mayo Wynne Baxter. James specialises in assisting businesses and anyone wanting to start a business, with a particular interest in the fascinating area of cryptocurrency and blockchain. James provides insight into his career history, insight into what being a blockchain and cry…
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Press photography may be a dying art but one of its great practitioners over the last forty years was Denis Minihane. Recently retired after forty seven years working for the Irish Examiner, he talks about his career, the art and the craft and the historic events at which he had a front row seat. Denis is this week’s guest on the podcast. Hosted on…
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People who have served a prison sentence for a criminal offence are entitled to believe that once the sentence is completed they have paid their debt to society. That does not appear to be the case. New research shows that there are huge barriers to ex-prisoners finding employment and that the past simply won’t leave them alone. Damien Quinn was on…
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On episode 145 I am joined by Head of athletic performance at Meath GAA Barry Horgan. Barry is an experienced coach and sports scientist working with the Australian institute of sport, brumbies rugby, and sport Australia before returning to the role as general manager with Meath GAA. Barry has since switched roles to Head of athletic performance wi…
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Mike O’Donnell is one of the only if not the only court artists currently plying his trade in this country. He covers high profile trials and draws defendants, lawyers, judges, the public, all to give an insight and flavour of the environment of a court where serious, and usually tragic, drama takes place. He currently has an exhibition in which on…
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On episode 4 of The Coaching Playbook series, host Adrian O’Sullivan chats with S&C Coach Conor Clifford. Conor and Adrian crossed paths in 2022 with the Dublin Senior Camogie team. Conor is now working with the Westmeath Senior Hurlers and has previously found success with Dublin U21 Football 2014 - 2016 (All Ireland & 3x Leinster titles), Shamroc…
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Last week the Bishop of Kerry announced that the church in the diocese was facing further challenges this year with more retirements of priests scheduled. So where stands the Catholic church in this country now in terms of serving its community? Will, for example, congregations be expected to travel further to attend mass and confession? Will there…
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In this episode, Stephanie Anais is joined by Emma Matebalavu, Global Head of Global Financial Markets at Clifford Chance who specialises in Real Estate Finance, securitisation and all types of structured debt. During this episode, Emma explains what her role as global head of global financial markets and practicing solicitor both involve, the glob…
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Ian Bailey’s death this week has reawakened debate on whether or not he should have been put on trial for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. He was the chief suspect and was arrested twice but never charged. In 2019 he was convicted of murder in abstentia in Paris. But should he have been charged with murder in this jurisdiction. Nick Foster …
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In 2019, the model of REIT was introduced into the Portuguese legal framework with the creation of the so-called SIGIs…still, after these years we have only 3 of these vehicles. On this episode João Torroaes Valente and Marisa Larguinho, both lawyers at Morais Leitão, tell us about what’s missing to attract more companies to join this regime. Liste…
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Since Christmas there has been a number of restaurant closures throughout the country, including the high profile Nash 19 in Cork city. These were predicted due to a variety of cost related issues, most particularly labour and fall-out from the pandemic in areas like the warehousing of debt. So what will this mean for the future and is there anythi…
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On episode 143 we preview the Men’s National Cup Finals! The episode is split into two parts with two panels directing the semi final games; Erin Bracken, Adrian Fulton & Jack Scully (U18 & U20 Men) and Colin O’Reilly, Ryan McCormick and Niall McDermott (President’s & Pat Duffy) and preview the upcoming finals! We also hear from Elijah Tillman & He…
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On episode 141 we preview the 2023/24 Women's Cup Basketball Finals. Guests Niall McDermott, former U16 Irish Girls and current UL Wolves College coach, Paul Carr, Swords Thunder Women's National League Head Coach & Paul O'Brien NUIG Mystics Superleague Women's and Ireland U16 Girls Head Coach recap the Semi Finals and discuss the upcoming finals. …
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In 2024, our calendars have one more day and half the world's population lives in countries which will undergo elections. The general rule is that political instability is never good news for the market. Investors work on the basis of predictability and therefore frown upon anything that destabilises the market, particularly at the legal, legislati…
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On Episode 141 I am delighted to be joined by Dublin and Cuala senior hurling goalkeeper Sean Brennan. We discuss his career to date from not being selected for any dublin underage set ups to becoming a starter, Cuala’s back to back All Ireland club titles, finding balance away from sport, Staying sharp as a goalkeeper, NFL quarterbacks and more! T…
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Brothers Michael and Danny Healy Rae are among the most high profile of the Dail’s independent TDs and both come with a serious political pedigree, courtesy of their late father Jackie. Recently, Irish Examiner political correspondent Ciara Phelan spent a few days in their company in and around the family bailiwick of Kilgarvan in Co Kerry. In this…
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