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High Court: Man facing extradition fails to establish Article 3 ECHR breach

A man facing extradition to Poland under a European Arrest Warrant has had arguments based on Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights rejected in the High Court.

Published 12 November 2019

Ireland ordered to pay €5m for failing to comply with EU wind farm ruling

Ireland has been ordered to pay a lump sum of €5 million to the European Commission and a further penalty of €15,000 per day until it complies with a European court ruling concerning a wind farm which was handed down over a decade ago.

Published 12 November 2019

Judge to be appointed to lead historical institutional abuse redress scheme by Friday

A judge will be appointed to oversee the redress scheme for victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland by the end of the week.

Published 12 November 2019

Supreme Court to hear appeal in Dwyer data retention ruling next month

The Supreme Court will next month hear an appeal from the State against a High Court ruling that sections of the Communications (Retention of Data) Act 2011 are inconsistent with EU law, according to reports.

Published 12 November 2019

Employers should be banned from discriminating against people on basis of convictions

Employment legislation should be updated to prevent discrimination against people on the basis of past convictions, an Oireachtas committee has said.

Published 12 November 2019

Tom Simpson: The corporate veil does not provide immunity

LK Shields consultant Tom Simpson and trainee solicitor Katie Linden consider a recent Supreme Court judgment confirming that non-party funders can be held personally liable for costs.

Published 12 November 2019

Judge dismantles costs argument with eloquence and humour

A judge dismantled a legal argument about costs in a deportation case with remarkable eloquence and humour in a recently-published ruling.

Published 12 November 2019

Legal tech expert to launch book on online courts in Dublin

Legal tech expert Professor Richard Susskind OBE will launch his new book, Online Courts and the Future of Justice, in Dublin next week.

Published 12 November 2019

Most law firms exposed to threats from cybercriminals

Almost all of the UK's top 200 law firms have been exposed to threats from cybercriminals, new research shows.

Published 12 November 2019

And finally... bearing of the green

Police officers who have been trained to look out for "green tongues" as evidence of cannabis use have fallen for "junk science", lawyers have said.

Published 12 November 2019

High Court: Former Ryanair pilot granted application for documents to defend defamation action

A pilot who is being sued for making defamatory statements online has been granted an order requiring Ryanair to provide an unredacted investigation report which had been almost completely redacted when first provided.

Published 11 November 2019

Lewis Silkin appoints Victor Timon to head new IP, commercial and tech practice

Lewis Silkin LLP has announced the appointment of Victor Timon as a partner in Dublin to head up a new commercial, technology and intellectual property practice.

Published 11 November 2019

Michele O'Boyle becomes first woman to head Law Society in 15 years

Sligo solicitor Michele O'Boyle has been appointed as the 149th president of the Law Society of Ireland.

Published 11 November 2019

Collapse of devolution rules out proposed cross-border crime agency

A new cross-border crime agency is not "practicably possible" due to the collapse of devolution in Northern Ireland, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said.

Published 11 November 2019

Mary Robinson commends FLAC for 50 years of providing access to justice

Former president Mary Robinson has commended legal rights group FLAC for creating a community of lawyers who pursue access to justice for those who need its services most.

Published 11 November 2019