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Professor Hilary Biehler
Professor of Public Law, Law

Biography

Hilary Biehler is a barrister and Professor of Public Law at the Law School Trinity College, Dublin. She obtained a B.A.(Mod.), M.Litt., Ph.D. and LL.D. in law from Trinity College Dublin and was called to the Irish Bar in 1988. She was a Commissioner with the Law Reform Commission from 1997-2005 and Editor of the Irish Law Reports Monthly from 1993-2008. She was Head of the Law School at Trinity College from 2003-2005, 2008-2010 and 2011-2014. She was Vice Dean of the Schools of Law and Education in 2005-2006, Pro-Dean of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences in 2007 and Pro-Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in 2010-2011. She has published widely in the areas of Equity and the Law of Trusts, Administrative law and Civil Procedure.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Biehler, H., The Concept of Sufficient Interest in Judicial Review Proceedings, Irish Jurist, 65, 2021, p1 - 24 Journal Article, 2021

Biehler, H., A Comparative Analysis of the Some Aspects of the Charities Act 2011 and the Irish Charities Act 2009, Trust Law International, 35, (2), 2021, p71 - 89 Journal Article, 2021

Biehler, H., Third Party Procedure - An Analysis of Recent Decisions, Irish Law Times, 39, (1), 2021, p7 - 15 Journal Article, 2021

Biehler, H., Procedural Fairness and a Two Stage Process - Why There Can Be No 'Bright Line Rule', Irish Jurist, 63, 2020, p28 - 47 Journal Article, 2020

Biehler, H., Equity and the Law of Trusts in Ireland, 7th, Dublin, Thomson Reuters, 2020, 1 - 1080pp Book, 2020

Biehler, H., The Right to Representation as an Aspect of Procedural Fairness, Irish Law Times, 38, (13), 2020, p5 - 12 Journal Article, 2020

Biehler, H., Interlocutory Injunctions - Recent Guidance from the Supreme Court, Irish Law Times, 38, (13), 2020, p190 - 195 Journal Article, 2020

Biehler, H., Security for Costs and Corporate Plaintiffs - Recent Developments, Irish Law Times, 37, (7), 2019, p98 - 103 Journal Article, 2019

Biehler, H., The Rationale for the Duty to Provide Reasons for Administrative Decisions, Irish Jurist, 61, 2019, p148 - 158 Journal Article, 2019

Biehler, H., The Criteria for Appeals to the Supreme Court, Irish Law Times, 37, (1), 2019, p7 - 13 Journal Article, 2019

Biehler, H., Undue Influence and Third Parties - An Update on the Position in Ireland, Irish Law Times, 37, (13), 2019, p186 - 193 Journal Article, 2019

Biehler, H., Maintenance and Champerty and Access to Justice - the Saga Continues, Irish Jurist, 59, 2018, p130 - 145 Journal Article, 2018

Biehler, H., McGrath D., Egan McGrath E., Delany and McGrath on Civil Procedure, 4th, Dublin, Thomson Reuters Round Hall, 2018, 1 - 1437pp Book, 2018

Biehler, H., Time Limits in Judicial Review Proceedings, Irish Law Times, 36, (1), 2018, p7 - 14 Journal Article, 2018

Biehler, H., The Scope of Common Intention Constructive Trusts: Where to Draw the Line?, Trust Law International, 32, (2), 2018, p63 - 72 Journal Article, 2018

Biehler, H., Principles Relating to the Awarding of Costs in Cases which do not Proceed to a Determination, Irish Law Times, 35, (12), 2017, p154 - 160 Journal Article, 2017

Biehler, H., Normal and Leapfrog Appeals to the Supreme Court, Irish Law Times, 35, (1), 2017, p5 - 10 Journal Article, 2017

Biehler, H., Upholding Standards in Public Decision-Making: Getting the Balance Right, Irish Jurist, 57, 2017, p94 - 118 Journal Article, 2017

Biehler, H., DIsmissal of Proceedings on Grounds of Delay, Irish Jurist, 55, 2016, p175 - 188 Journal Article, 2016

Biehler, H., Third Party Funders - Costs and Discloure Orders, Irish Law Times, 34, (1), 2016, p7 - 13 Journal Article, 2016

Biehler, H., The Statement of Grounds in Judicial Review Proceedings: Recent Developments, Irish Law Times, 34, (13), 2016, p187 - 193 Journal Article, 2016

Biehler, Hilary, Equity and the Law of Trusts in Ireland, 6th, Dublin, Round Hall Thomson Reuters, 2016, 1 - 972pp Book, 2016

Biehler, H., Remedies in Cases of Proprietary Estoppel: Towards a More Principled Approach? , Irish Jurist, 54, 2015, p79 - 95 Journal Article, 2015

Biehler, H., The Political Purposes Exception - Is There a Future for a Doctrine Built on Foundations of Sand?, Trust Law International, 29, (3), 2015, p97 - 113 Journal Article, 2015

Biehler, H. and Donnelly, C., Proportionality in the Irish Courts: the Need for Guidance, European Human Rights Law Review, (3), 2014, p272 - 283 Journal Article, 2014

Biehler, H., Trusts for the Relief of Poverty and the Public Benefit: Time for a Reappraisal, Trust Law International, 28, (3), 2014, p145 - 156 Journal Article, 2014

Biehler, H., The Right to Privacy and the Retention of DNA Profiles - Getting the Balance Right, European Human Rights Law Review, (5), 2014, p479 - 489 Journal Article, 2014

Biehler, H., Legitimate Expectation - An Odyssey, Irish Jurist, 50, 2013, p40 - 69 Journal Article, 2013

Biehler, H., Judicial Review of Administrative Action: A Comparative Analysis, 3rd, Dublin, Round Hall Thomson Reuters, 2013, 1 - 540pp Book, 2013

Biehler, H., Curial Deference in the Context of Judicial Review of Administrative Action Post - Meadows, Irish Jurist, 49, 2013, p29 - 48 Journal Article, 2013

Delany, H. and McGrath, D., Civil Procedure in the Superior Courts, 3rd edition, Dublin, Thomson Reuters (Professional) Ltd, 2012, cxxxii + 1196pp Book, 2012

Delany, H. and Ryan D., "Springboard Injunctions: An Analysis of Emerging Principles in the Case Law of the English and Irish Courts, Civil Justice Quarterly, 31, (3), 2012, p284 - 303 Journal Article, 2012

Biehler, H., Joining a Defendant - Time Bar Issues, Irish Law Times, 30, 2012, p227 - 231 Journal Article, 2012

Biehler, H., "Security for Costs: A Reappraisal of Established Principles, Dublin University Law Journal, 35, 2012, p173 - 198 Journal Article, 2012

Delany, H, The Law Relating to Charitable Trusts: Judicial Guidance and Statutory Intervention, Dublin University Law Journal, 33, 2011, p196 - 219 Journal Article, 2011

Delany, H., Equity and the Law of Trusts in Ireland, 5th, Dublin, Thomson Reuters (Professional) Ireland Ltd, 2011, 1 - 890pp Book, 2011

Delany, H and Donnelly, C, The Irish Supreme Court inches towards proportionality review, Public Law, P.L. 2011, 2011, p9 - 19 Journal Article, 2011

Delany, H, The test for the grant of mandatory interlocutory injunctions, Irish Law Times, 28, 2010, p217 - 220 Journal Article, 2010

Delany, H and Egan McGrath, E, The Discovery Rules - Judicial Proactivity and SI 2009/93, Irish Law Times, 28, 2010, p42 - 47 Journal Article, 2010

Delany, H, Dismissal for want of prosecution - has the test changed?, Irish Law Times, 28, 2010, p5 - 9 Journal Article, 2010

Delany, H., Trustee Exemption Clauses - Proposals for Regulation, Trust Law International, 23, (2), 2009, p91 - 102 Journal Article, 2009

Delany, H, Is there a future for proprietary estoppel as we know it?, Dublin University Law Journal, 31, 2009, p440 - 457 Journal Article, 2009

Delany, H., The relevance of the availability of an alternative remedy in judicial review proceedings, Irish Law Times, 27, 2009, p10 - 13 Journal Article, 2009

Delany, H, Judicial Review of Administrative Action: A Comparative Analysis, 2nd, Dublin, Thomson Round Hall, 2009, 1 - 489pp Book, 2009

Hilary Delany and Eoin Carolan, The Right to Privacy, Dublin, Thomson Round Hall, 2008, 1 - 352pp Book, 2008

Delany, H. and Ryan, D., Unconscionability: A Unifying Theme in Equity?, The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, 72, (5), 2008, p401 - 436 Journal Article, 2008

Delany, H., Recent Developments in Administrative Law in Canada, Dublin University Law Journal, 30, 2008, p100 - 119 Journal Article, 2008

Delany, H, "Substantial Grounds" and "Substantial Interest" - A Restrictive Interpretation, Irish Law Times, 26, 2008, p246 - 253 Journal Article, 2008

Delany, H and Murphy, C., Towards common principles relating to the protection of privacy rights?, European Human Rights Law Review, (5), 2007, p568 - 582 Journal Article, 2007

Delany, H., Equity and the Law of Trusts in Ireland, 4th ed.,, Dublin, Thomson Round Hall, 2007, cviii, 828pp Book, 2007

Delany, H., Joining co-defendants and amici curiae, Irish Law Times, 25, 2007, p237 - 241 Journal Article, 2007

Delany, H, Legitimate expectations and substantive effect, Dublin University Law Journal, 29, 2007, p413 - 426 Journal Article, 2007

Delany, H., The costs of interlocutory and leave applications, Irish Law Times, 25, 2007, p271 - 277 Journal Article, 2007

Delany, H., Employment Injunctions: the role of mutual trust and confidence, Dublin University Law Journal, 28, 2006, p363 - 379 Journal Article, 2006

Delany, H., Mareva Injunctions - recent developments, Irish Law Times, 24, 2006, p9 - 16 Journal Article, 2006

Delany, H., Breach of confidence or breach of privacy: the way forward, Dublin University Law Journal, 27, 2005, p151 - 168 Journal Article, 2005

Hilary Delany, Prior restraint orders and freedom of expression - towards a unified approach, Irish Jurist , 40, 2005, p138 - 159 Journal Article, 2005

Practice and Procedure in, editor(s)Binchy, W., Byrne, R. , Annual Review of Irish Law 2004, Dublin, Thomson Round Hall, 2005, pp409 - 430, [Delany, H] Book Chapter, 2005

Delany, H., McGrath D., Civil Procedure in the Superior Courts , 2nd edition, Dublin, Thomson Round Hall, 2005, cxxxi + 890 pp Book, 2005

Delany, H., The requirement to act promptly in judicial review proceedings, Irish Law Times, 23, 2005, p230 - 235 Journal Article, 2005

Delany H., Security for the costs of discovery, Journal of Civil Practice and Procedure, 1, (1), 2005, p3 - 7 Journal Article, 2005

Equity in, editor(s)Binchy W., Byrne R. , Annual Review of Irish law 2004, Dublin, Thomson Round Hall, 2005, pp265 - 272, [Delany, H] Book Chapter, 2005

Delany H., The constitutionality of limitation periods without savers, Irish Law Times, 22, 2004, p262 - 266 Journal Article, 2004

Delany H., The obligation on the courts to deal with cases within a "reasonable time, Irish Law Times, 22, 2004, p249 - 254 Journal Article, 2004

Delany H., The amended discovery rules -clarification of the extent of the changes, Irish Law Times, 22, 2004, p12 - 16 Journal Article, 2004

Delany H., Constitutional law - Interference by the legislature in the judicial domain' , Irish Law Times, 21, 2003, p272 - 276 Journal Article, 2003

Delany H., Equity and the Law of Trusts in Ireland, 3rd ed., Thomson Round Hall, 2003, ci +740pp Book, 2003

Delany H., Equity, Annual Review of Irish Law, 2003 Journal Article, 2003

Delany H., Extension of time limits in judicial review proceedings, Irish Law Times, 21, 2003, p156 - 160 Journal Article, 2003

Delany H., Byrne R., Practice and Procedure, Annual Review of Irish Law, 2003 Journal Article, 2003

Delany H., Satisfying the equity in cases of proprietary estoppel, Dublin University Law Journal, 25, 2003, p217 - 229 Journal Article, 2003

Delany H., Extension of time for bringing judicial review pursuant to s.5 of the Illegal Immigrants (Trafficking) Act 2000, Irish Law Times, 20, 2002, p44 - 48 Journal Article, 2002

Delany H., Regulation of the Supreme Court's appellate jurisdiction must be clear and unambiguous, Irish Law Times, 20, 2002, p73 - 78 Journal Article, 2002

Delany H., Byrne R., Practice and Procedure, Annual Review of Irish Law, 2002 Journal Article, 2002

Delany H., Judicial review in cases of asylum seekers - the role of curial deference and the question of whether the standard of review should vary, Dublin University Law Journal, 24, 2002, p1 - 25 Journal Article, 2002

Delany H., McGrath D., Civil Procedure in the Superior Courts, Round Hall Sweet and Maxwell, 2002, cxiii + 722pp Book, 2002

Delany H., Equity, Annual Review of Irish Law, 2002 Journal Article, 2002

Delany H., Equity and the Law of Trusts in Ireland: Cases and Materials, Round Hall Sweet and Maxwell, 2002, lx +1093pp Book, 2002

Delany H., Applications to set aside orders granting leave in judicial review proceedings, Irish Law Times, 20, 2002, p269 - 272 Journal Article, 2002

Delany H., Setting aside final orders, Dublin University Law Journal, 23, 2001, p1 - 20 Journal Article, 2001

Delany H., Equity, Annual Review of Irish Law, 2001 Journal Article, 2001

Delany H., Judicial Review of Administrative Action: A Comparative Analysis, Round Hall Ltd, 2001, xl + 281pp Book, 2001

Delany H., Byrne R., Practice and Procedure, Annual Review of Irish Law, 2001 Journal Article, 2001

Delany, H., Discovery - How strictly is the new Order 31, rule 12 being interpreted?, Irish Law Times, 19, 2001, p57 - 60 Journal Article, 2001

Delany H., Judicial review proceedings: Discretionary factors and the effect of delay, Dublin University Law Journal, 22, 2000, p236 - 254 Journal Article, 2000

Delany H., Byrne R., Practice and Procedure, Annual Review of Irish Law, 2000 Journal Article, 2000

Delany H., Security for costs in relation to corporate plaintiffs, Irish Law Times, 18, 2000, p58 - 61 Journal Article, 2000

Delany H., Equity, Annual Review of Irish Law, 2000 Journal Article, 2000

Delany H., Striking out where no reasonable cause of action, where claim frivolous or vexatious or where clearly unsustainable, Irish Law Times, 18, 2000, p127 - 130 Journal Article, 2000

Delany H., The Courts Acts 1924-1997, 2nd ed., Round Hall Sweet and Maxwell, 1999, lxxi + 538pp Book, 1999

Delany H., Recent developments in relation to discovery, Irish Law Times, 17, 1999, p203 - 206 Journal Article, 1999

Delany H., Equity, Annual Review of Irish Law, 1999 Journal Article, 1999

Delany H., Byrne R., Practice and Procedure, Annual Review of Irish Law, 1999 Journal Article, 1999

Delany H., Equity and the Law of Trusts in Ireland, 2nd ed., Round Hall Sweet and Maxwell, 1999, xci + 706pp Book, 1999

Delany H., Recent developments in relation to the Nemo Iudex in Causa Sua principle, Dublin University Law Journal, 21, 1999, p66 - 89 Journal Article, 1999

Delany H., Third party procedure and concurrent wrongdoers - Service of third party proceedings as soon as is reasonably possible, Dublin University Law Journal, 21, 1999, p190 - 206 Journal Article, 1999

Delany H., Byrne R., Practice and Procedure, Annual Review of Irish Law, 1998 Journal Article, 1998

Delany H., Equity, Annual Review of Irish Law, 1998 Journal Article, 1998

Delany H., Significant themes in judicial review of administrative action, Dublin University Law Journal, 20, 1998, p73 - 100 Journal Article, 1998

Delany H., Equity, Annual Review of Irish Law, 1997 Journal Article, 1997

Delany H., Byrne R., Practice and Procedure, Annual Review of Irish Law, 1997 Journal Article, 1997

Delany H., The future of the doctrine of legitimate expectations in Irish administrative law, Irish Jurist, 32, 1997, p217 - 242 Journal Article, 1997

Delany H., Equity, Annual Review of Irish Law, 1996 Journal Article, 1996

Delany H., Byrne R., Practice and Procedure, Annual Review of Irish Law, 1996 Journal Article, 1996

Delany H., Equity and the Law of Trusts in Ireland, Round Hall Sweet and Maxwell, 1995, 577pp Book, 1995

Delany H., Byrne R., Practice and Procedure, Annual Review of Irish Law, 1995 Journal Article, 1995

Delany H., Equity, Annual Review of Irish Law, 1995 Journal Article, 1995

Delany H., Equity, Annual Review of Irish Law, 1994 Journal Article, 1994

Delany H., The Courts Acts 1924-1991, Round Hall Sweet and Maxwell, 1994, xliv + 339pp Book, 1994

Delany H., Charitable status and cy-pres jurisdiction, Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 45, 1994, p364 - 377 Journal Article, 1994

Delany H., Hogan G., Anglo-Irish extradition as viewed from an Irish perspective, Public Law, 1993, p93 - 120 Journal Article, 1993

Delany H., Interlocutory injunctions - Adequacy of damages and other factors, Dublin University Law Journal, 15, 1993, p228 - 242 Journal Article, 1993

Delany H., Legal representation in administrative proceedings: a matter of right or discretion?, Dublin University Law Journal, 14, 1992, p88 - 100 Journal Article, 1992

Delany H., Employment Law - Natural justice and the officeholder / employee distinction, Dublin University Law Journal, 10, 1990, p164 - 174 Journal Article, 1990

Delany H., The doctrine of legitimate expectation in Irish law, Dublin University Law Journal, 12, 1990, p1 - 25 Journal Article, 1990

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

The Proposed Court of Appeal in, editor(s)Bacik and Prendergast , Criminal Law and Practice Review , Dublin, Clarus Press, 2014, pp129 - 142, [Biehler, H.] Book Chapter, 2014

Delany H., Amendments to a statement of grounds in judicial review proceedings, Practice and Procedure, 3, 2001, p2 - 5 Journal Article, 2001

Delany H., Dismissal for want of prosecution or on grounds of inordinate and inexcusable delay, Practice and Procedure, 2, 2000, p2 - 7 Journal Article, 2000

Delany H., Dismissal for want of prosecution, Irish Law Times, 14, 1996, p240 - 243 Journal Article, 1996

Delany H., Security for costs and plaintiffs resident outside the jurisdiction, Irish Law Times, 14, 1996, p119 - 122 Journal Article, 1996

Delany H., The duty to give reasons in administrative decision-making, Irish Law Times, 12, 1994, p145 - 148 Journal Article, 1994

Delany H., The scope of judicial review - a question of the source or nature of powers, Irish Law Times, 11, 1993, p12 - 16 Journal Article, 1993

Delany H., The doctrine of legitimate expectations: Recent developments, Irish Law Times, 11, 1993, p192 - 195 Journal Article, 1993

Delany H., Statutory interpretation - can legislation have retrospective effect?, Irish Law Times, 10, 1992, p133 - 137 Journal Article, 1992

Delany H., Recent developments in locus standi in Irish constitutional law, Irish Law Times, 8, 1990, p147 - 151 Journal Article, 1990

Research Expertise

Description

Equity and the Law of Trusts, Administrative Law, particularly Judicial Review of Administrative Action, and Civil Procedure

Recognition

Representations

Commissioner, The Law Reform Commission April 1997 to May 2005

Awards and Honours

Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin 1998