NI Blog: ‘What is thy bidding, my Master?’

Paul Sullivan, director at Sullivans Law in Belfast, discusses recent developments in the law surrounding vicarious liability.

Published 4 July 2016

Blog: Brexit and standard English

James Nolan, member of the the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC), retired deputy director of interpretation, meetings & publishing at the United Nations, and retired head of linguistic services at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea writes on the status of English as an official EU language.

Published 1 July 2016

Blog: Access to justice threatened by solicitors' costs delays

Melissa Gowan, partner at Cantillons Solicitors in Cork, writes on the challenge posed to access to justice by delays in solicitors receiving their fees.

Published 30 June 2016

Brexit: What Happens Next?

Following the victory for Leave in the EU referendum, Professor Stephen Tierney sets out the next steps in the constitutional process. 

Published 24 June 2016

NI Blog: Bankruptcy restriction orders

Director Jeanette Donohoe and solicitor Maria McNally of Cleaver Fulton Rankin in Belfast explain bankruptcy restriction orders.

Published 23 June 2016

NI: Taking notes in Northern Ireland's courts

Fergal Maguire, associate at Cleaver Fulton Rankin in Belfast, explains the recently-clarified rules around note-taking in Northern Ireland's courts.

Published 14 June 2016

NI: Covert surveillance of employees

As an employer, keeping an eye on your staff is vital but you must also stay on the right side of the law. Colin Foote, employment law specialist at Sullivans Law in Belfast, advises how employers can monitor staff without infringing their right to privacy.

Published 8 June 2016

Blog: Lower motor insurance premiums shouldn't come off the backs of victims

Sinéad Carroll, partner in the litigation department of Cantillons Solicitors in Cork, comments on the call for a taskforce to tackle rising motor insurance costs.

Published 7 June 2016

NI: Changes to NI insolvency legislation

Director Jeanette Donohoe and solicitor Maria McNally of Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors in Belfast explain the impact of the Insolvency (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016.

Published 1 June 2016

NI: Brexit and Intellectual Property - the devil is in the detail

Dawn McKnight, partner in the corporate team at Belfast firm Carson McDowell, delves deeper into the Brexit debate and explores some of the finer details which could cause concerns for local companies with IP rights.

Published 21 April 2016

NI Blog: Changes to the taxation of dividends

David Sullivan, director at Sullivans Law in Belfast, outlines recent changes to the taxation of dividends.

Published 20 April 2016

NI Blog: Interview with the NIYSA's Julie-Anne McCaffrey

Irish Legal News speaks to Julie-Anne McCaffrey, chair of the Northern Ireland Young Solicitors Association (NIYSA), in the wake of the European Young Bar Association conference in Belfast.

Published 15 April 2016

NI Blog: A glimpse into the International Criminal Court

Barrister Ronan Lavery QC writes on his experience with the International Criminal Court following his speech at the European Young Bar Association conference in Belfast.

Published 14 April 2016

NI Blog: Insolvency legislation changes

David Menzies, director of insolvency at ICAS, explains recent changes to insolvency legislation in Northern Ireland.

Published 7 April 2016

The Archers - is Helen going to prison?

The long running story of Rob Tichener’s abuse of his wife Helen in BBC Radio 4's The Archers came to a gruesome climax this week in a shocking scene for listeners that resulted in outcry on social media platforms and news outlets across the nation. Gavan Duffy QC, chairman of Northern Ireland's Criminal Bar Association offers his insights into the legal repercussions for Helen.

Published 7 April 2016