Irish Supreme Court Rules on Lawyers at Internal Hearings

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 6 April 2009
David Fagan
Business Legal
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This article reviews the importance of the Alan Burns and Another v The Governor of Castlerea Prison and Another case when it comes to guidance on the advisability of lawyers at internal workplace hearings

In the High Court case of Stoskus v Goode Concrete Limited High Court, 2007, the court found that it may be possible contractually to agree not to have legal representation in an internal disciplinary hearing. The Employment Appeals Tribunal case of Murphy v College Freight Limited the Tribunal decided that there did not exist a right to be legally represented during an internal disciplinary process.

There had been a long tradition following on from the case of In re: Haughey in 1971

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