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Court of Appeal: Failure to record basis for stop and search breached Article 8 ECHR

A man who was repeatedly stopped and searched under the Justice and Security (NI) Act 2007 has been granted a declaration that the PSNI, in failing to record the basis for searches carried out in 2013, acted in breach of the man’s right to respect for private and family life under Article 8 ECHR.

Published 26 February 2020

Philip Lee appoints Thomas O'Malley as real estate partner

Philip Lee has announced the appointment of Thomas O'Malley as a partner in the Dublin firm's real estate department.

Published 26 February 2020

Chief Justice warns of growing burden on Ireland's 'small judiciary'

Irish judges have a high work burden which will only increase following the establishment of the Judicial Council because of the State's comparatively "small judiciary", Chief Justice Frank Clarke has warned.

Published 26 February 2020

Review concludes lobbying legislation needs no amendment

Lobbying laws introduced nearly five years ago do not need to be amended, a statutory review has concluded.

Published 26 February 2020

Two 'slopping out' actions mentioned before the High Court

Two cases brought by former prisoners over having to 'slop out' have been mentioned before the High Court.

Published 26 February 2020

#InPictures: Law Society triumphs in national rounds of Jessup Competition

Law students at the Law Society of Ireland have triumphed in the national rounds of the Jessup Competition.

Published 26 February 2020

Kennedys launches 'sophisticated' AI-powered tech platform

Global law firm Kennedys, with offices in Dublin and Belfast, has announced the launch of a new AI-powered technology platform aimed at helping clients manage claims more efficiently.

Published 26 February 2020

Dillon Eustace named leading adviser to Irish-domiciled funds

Dillon Eustace remains the leading legal adviser to Irish-domiciled funds, according to a new report.

Published 26 February 2020

Scottish prosecutors get 'smart' as drug charges fall

Drugs prosecutions in Scotland have plummeted following a change in policy.

Published 26 February 2020

Walkers invites photography submissions in second year of Docklands competition

Global financial services law firm Walkers has invited submissions to the second year of its photography competition run in collaboration with Business to Arts.

Published 26 February 2020

And finally... heavy duty

A respected dance school is facing a lawsuit from a student who says she sustained injuries after being made to lift a "significantly" heavier partner.

Published 26 February 2020

High Court: To justify return of woman to Nigeria because she could 'sustain herself' through prostitution egregiously offensive to human dignity

A woman who was refused international protection in the International Protection Appeals Tribunal, in a decision which stated that she “worked as a prostitute and managed to sustain herself”, has been granted an order of certiorari in the High Court.

Published 25 February 2020

Judge questions use of provocation defence where deceased only used words

A judge has questioned whether provocation should be allowed as a defence in murder cases where the deceased only used words against the accused.

Published 25 February 2020

Tom Hayes to lead expansion of Medical Protection Society in Ireland

The Medical Protection Society (MPS) has announced the appointment of clinical negligence expert Tom Hayes.

Published 25 February 2020

Judge John Anthony Hannan

Tributes have been paid to Judge John Anthony Hannan, who has passed away at the age of 56.

Published 25 February 2020