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Law Society welcomes O'Malley review recommendations

The Law Society of Ireland has welcomed the recommendations of review of protections for vulnerable witnesses in the investigation and prosecution of sexual offences.

Published 10 August 2020

Barrister appointed to board of Investor Compensation Company DAC

Barrister Caroline Gill has been appointed as a consumer director to the board of the Investor Compensation Company DAC (ICCL).

Published 10 August 2020

Bill to transpose Fifth EU Money Laundering Directive

Cabinet has approved a bill to transpose the criminal justice elements of the Fifth EU Money Laundering Directive and strengthen existing legislation.

Published 10 August 2020

Registry of deeds reopens for access to pre-1970 property records

The Property Registration Authority (PRA) has announced the reopening of the registry of deeds for access to pre-1970 records.

Published 10 August 2020

Eric Brouwer: Crypto market remains challenging in Ireland

Eric Brouwer, trainee solicitor at LK Shields LLP, comments on the state of the Irish crypto market.

Published 10 August 2020

Proposals to reform trade union laws out to consultation

Proposals to reform trade union legislation in Northern Ireland for the first time since devolution have gone out to consultation.

Published 10 August 2020

Tughans survey shows surveyors expect decline in work over next 12 months

Northern Ireland surveyors expect their workload to continue to decline in the next 12 months, according to a survey conducted by RICS and law firm Tughans.

Published 10 August 2020

England: Downing Street to set rape prosecution targets

Downing Street is planning to set prosecution targets in rape cases for police and lawyers, according to reports.

Published 10 August 2020

Plan to deploy Navy to intercept asylum seekers labelled 'unlawful'

Amnesty International has warned that plans to deploy the Navy to prevent asylum seekers crossing the English Channel would be "unlawful, reckless and dangerous".

Published 10 August 2020

And finally... upgrade

Government officials and politicians in Ukraine have reportedly been encouraged to pre-book "VIP cells" in the event of their arrest.

Published 10 August 2020

Reason for 'cautious optimism' on M&A activity this year

There is reason to be "cautiously optimistic" about a rise in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the second half of 2020, a senior corporate lawyer has said.

Published 7 August 2020

Professor Gordon Anthony joins London-based barristers' chambers

Barristers' chambers Francis Taylor Building has announced the appointment of Professor Gordon Anthony of Queen's University Belfast as an academic tenant.

Published 7 August 2020

Prominent solicitor Ian Coulter denies fraud over NAMA deal

Belfast solicitor Ian Coulter, former head of one of Northern Ireland's largest commercial law firms, has denied fraud offences linked to the sale of NAMA's Northern Ireland property loan book in 2014.

Published 7 August 2020

Garda response to domestic abuse 'best it has ever been'

An Garda Síochána's response to domestic abuse during the COVID-19 crisis is "the best it has ever been in Ireland", a new report suggests.

Published 7 August 2020