From garda complaints to alleged defamation: ventilator row goes to arbitration
Having urgently signed a €7.5 million contract to buy ventilators on the night of the lockdown, the HSE cancelled the deal and allegedly sparked a garda investigation involving Interpol. Court proceedings followed but a recent ruling means the dispute will now continue behind closed doors.
3rd Jul, 2020 - 7 min read
Dividends, fees and the Isle of Man: How private investors reap massive windfalls from state’s speeding camera contract
While the outsourcing of GoSafe speeding cameras has left the state with a €9m annual shortfall, documents obtained across several countries reveal that private investors make millions every year from the controversial Garda contract.
24th Jun, 2020 - 5 min read
“There was a gun on the table and $10,000 in my pocket. This was not normal legal work.”
Lawyer Philip Lee has worked on everything from commercial trade disputes involving bananas to helping Ryanair secure injunctions. Along the way, he built his eponymous law firm. So, just how did he do it and what will he do next?