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Supreme Court: Appeal of man found in contempt of court dismissed

The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal of a man who was found guilty of contempt. 

Published 3 April 2020

Double appointment at specialist law firm Caytons

Specialist legal services firm Caytons has strengthened its Dublin office with the appointment of two additional solicitors.

Published 3 April 2020

UK Supreme Court: Barclays Bank not vicariously liable for doctor’s alleged sexual assaults

The Supreme Court has allowed an appeal by Barclays Bank and held that they were not vicariously liable for any sexual assaults committed by a doctor who performed medical examinations on their behalf.

Published 3 April 2020

Judge calls for spitting on police to be prosecuted as ABH/GBH

Spitting on a police officer during the coronavirus pandemic should be prosecuted as actual bodily harm or grievous bodily harm, a judge has said.

Published 3 April 2020

Maynooth University promotes Delia Ferri to law professor

Maynooth University has announced the promotion of Delia Ferri to professor in the Department of Law.

Published 3 April 2020

Policing Board to oversee police use of coronavirus legislation

The Northern Ireland Policing Board has said it will "oversee" the police use of emergency coronavirus legislation following the first meeting of the newly-constituted Board yesterday.

Published 3 April 2020

Joanne Ryan: Remote swearing of affidavits – changes ahead?

Joanne Ryan, associate at William Fry, looks at whether remote swearing is permitted in Ireland in light of the coronavirus pandemic and what can be done to address the issue of swearing affidavits while adhering to social distancing. 

Published 3 April 2020

Poland, Hungary and Czechia broke EU law by refusing asylum seekers

Poland, Hungary and Czechia broke EU law by refusing to comply with mandatory quotas for relocating asylum seekers, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled.

Published 3 April 2020

Nuclear weapons law expert suggests furloughing Trident

A legal expert on nuclear weapons has joined calls for the UK government to rethink keeping Trident submarines at sea during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 3 April 2020

Rights watch

A round-up of human rights stories from around the world.

Published 3 April 2020

And finally... Deutsche marks

A law student who lost marks for wearing jeans and a casual top to an exam has won a court battle to revise her grade.

Published 3 April 2020

Law Society sounds alarm over shutdown of Companies Registration Office

Lawyers have raised concerns that coronavirus-related disruption at the Companies Registration Office (CRO) could land company directors in hot water.

Published 2 April 2020

PSNI told by watchdog to carry out 'full audit' of historical records

The PSNI needs to carry out a "full audit" of its historical records to establish what material it may hold in relation to Troubles-related cases, a watchdog has said.

Published 2 April 2020

University of Limerick appoints Patricia Gilheaney as adjunct law professor

University of Limerick School of Law has announced the appointment of Patricia Gilheaney as an adjunct professor.

Published 2 April 2020

Lawyers join call for Government to protect asylum seekers from coronavirus

Lawyers and legal academics have joined hundreds of immigration and health experts in calling on the Government to take further action to protect asylum seekers during the pandemic.

Published 2 April 2020