Articles



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

NI: Shared Parental Leave - one year on

Jonathan Simpson, solicitor in the employment department at Cleaver Fulton Rankin in Belfast, reflects on the year since Shared Parental Leave was introduced.

Published 5 April 2016

NI: Mental Capacity Bill shows Stormont at its best

Linda Johnston, partner at Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors, writes about the passing of the Mental Capacity Bill by the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Published 23 March 2016

NI: Understanding discrimination by association

Maxine Orr, partner at Worthingtons Solicitors in Belfast, considers two cases whereby an employee was not required to share the relevant protected characteristic in order to claim discrimination by association.

Published 23 March 2016

Pre-birth judicial approval model could be the surrogacy solution

Dr Brian Tobin of NUI Galway writes on potential solutions to the challenges of legislating for surrogacy in Ireland.

Published 22 March 2016

Blog: Cancer misdiagnosis in Wexford general hospital

Karen Kearney, medical negligence solicitor at Ernest J. Cantillon Solicitors in Cork, writes about the latest medical negligence fiasco.

Published 4 March 2016