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High Court: Ex-wife of deceased man retains a legal and beneficial interest in investment property

The High Court has found that a woman who had a joint mortgage with her late ex-husband for an investment property retains a legal and beneficial interest in the property in circumstances where the mortgage was discharged, without her knowledge, with a loan from another bank.

Published 20 September 2019

Dechert appoints Ciara O'Leary as global funds partner in Dublin

Dechert LLP has announced the appointment of Ciara O'Leary as a partner in Dublin, its second partner hire in the Irish capital this year.

Published 20 September 2019

Irish Prison Service places governance at centre of new strategic plan

The Irish Prison Service (IPS) has set out its strategic plan for the next three years, with a strong focus on improvements to transparency and governance.

Published 20 September 2019

Law Society Mediation Services holds first board meeting

The management board of the new Law Society Mediation Services (LSMS) has met for the first time.

Published 20 September 2019

Four young Irish musicians join Eversheds Sutherland's Accelerator Academy

Four young Irish musicians have joined Eversheds Sutherland's Accelerator Academy, benefiting from a two-year programme of professional development, including financial assistance to support travel to masterclasses and competitions.

Published 20 September 2019

Data protection laws drawing medical research 'to a halt'

Strict data protection laws are drawing medical research "to a halt", according to an umbrella group representing health research charities.

Published 20 September 2019

Number of judges at the General Court of the European Union to increase by seven

The number of judges at the General Court of the European Union will increase next week when the court welcomes seven additional judges.

Published 20 September 2019

US: Trump describes cost of Guantanamo Bay as 'crazy'

US President Donald Trump has said the cost of running Guantanamo Bay is "crazy", following a New York Times report that estimated the bill for the prison camp at $13 million per detainee per year.

Published 20 September 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: Jerimiah O’Donovan Rossa (Part I)

On 10 September 1831, Jerimiah O’Donovan Rossa was born in Reenascreena – a townland nestled between the villages of Leap and Rosscarbery in West Cork.

Published 20 September 2019

And finally... indeliberate juror

A Crown Court case collapsed after a woman accidentally joined the jury, The Telegraph reports.

Published 20 September 2019

PSNI ordered to carry out criminal investigation into treatment of Hooded Men

The PSNI must carry out a criminal investigation into the treatment in custody of the "Hooded Men" in 1971, the Court of Appeal in Belfast has ruled.

Published 20 September 2019

Murder of Dutch lawyer condemned as 'unacceptable attack on the legal profession'

The murder of Dutch lawyer Derk Wiersum has been condemned as "an unacceptable attack on the legal profession" by the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE).

Published 19 September 2019

High Court: Provincial of Oblate Fathers granted order dismissing personal injury proceedings

The Provincial of the Oblate Fathers of Ireland has been granted an order dismissing personal injury proceedings brought against him, in which a man who alleged he had suffered sexual abuse by an Oblate priest in the 1950s sought to hold him vicariously liable for the priests actions.

Published 19 September 2019

LK Shields promotes Peter O'Reilly to partner in commercial property team

LK Shields has announced the promotion of Peter O'Reilly to partner in the firm's commercial property team.

Published 19 September 2019

Government may seek to prorogue Parliament again if it loses Brexit cases

The UK government has said it may seek to prorogue Parliament again if the Supreme Court rules against it in the ongoing Brexit cases.

Published 19 September 2019