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Supreme Court: Minister’s appeal on Citizens Directive Regulations upheld

The Supreme Court has held that the High Court erred in granting certiorari of the Minister for Justice’s refusal of an application for liberty to enter and remain in the State.

Published 5 June 2020

Newry solicitor Eimear Kane joins MSM Law's family law team

MSM Law has announced the appointment of Newry solicitor Eimear Kane as head of the firm's expanding family law department.

Published 5 June 2020

Immigrant Council takes on nearly 200 legal cases

The Immigrant Council of Ireland took on nearly 200 legal cases last year, including the case of 27 women trafficked to Ireland for sexual exploitation.

Published 5 June 2020

New guidance published for family lawyers in coronavirus pandemic

The Law Society of Ireland's family and child law committee has updated its guidance on issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 5 June 2020

Proposals for new electoral boundaries quashed in Court of Appeal

Controversial proposals to redraw constituency boundaries for Westminster elections in Northern Ireland have been quashed after a legal challenge from a Belfast resident.

Published 5 June 2020

Review of insolvency laws to take coronavirus into account

An ongoing review of Ireland's personal insolvency laws will now take into account the "significant economic effects" of the COVID-19 outbreak, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has said.

Published 5 June 2020

Ronan Daly Jermyn: Catch me if you can – allegations of fraud as a defence in enforcement proceedings

Ronan Daly Jermyn solicitor Hilda Mannix, partner Darryl Broderick and trainee Chris Murray consider the strategies lenders and loan purchasers should consider when met with allegations of fraud as a defence in enforcement proceedings.

Published 5 June 2020

#InPictures: Lord Burrows sworn in as UK Supreme Court justice

Lord Burrows has been sworn in as a UK Supreme Court justice in a small ceremony in the court’s library. He recited the judicial oath in front of the court's president, Lord Reed. All the other justices tuned in to the session remotely.

Published 5 June 2020

Richard McMeeken: Reforming UK contract law to cope with COVID-19

Scottish lawyer Richard McMeeken details new proposals to deal with the contract law implications of the current crisis.

Published 5 June 2020

Law Centre NI translates COVID-19 FAQs into nine languages

Law Centre NI has translated its resources for employees and self-employed workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic into nine languages.

Published 5 June 2020

England: Hijab-wearing woman appointed as district judge in legal first

A hijab-wearing Muslim woman has been appointed as a deputy district judge in a UK first.

Published 5 June 2020

And finally... lockdown love

Divorces have risen sharply in Saudi Arabia during the coronavirus pandemic, apparently driven by women discovering that their husbands are secret polygamists.

Published 5 June 2020

Far-right activists to pay costs in coronavirus law challenge

Far-right activists John Waters and Gemma O'Doherty have been ordered to pay costs for their failed legal challenge to the emergency coronavirus laws.

Published 4 June 2020

Law firms may be opening prematurely due to 'lack of guidance'

Law firms in Northern Ireland may be opening to visitors prematurely due to a lack of official guidance from the Northern Ireland Executive, a solicitor has warned.

Published 4 June 2020

Hewitt & Gilpin promotes Craig Russell to director

Hewitt & Gilpin Solicitors has promoted Craig Russell to director in the firm's private client department.

Published 4 June 2020