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High Court: DPP restrained from prosecuting assault committed by a 17-year-old due to prosecutorial delay

The High Court has granted an injunction restraining the Director of Public Prosecutions from prosecuting assault charges against a child due to delay. The applicant was 17 years old at the time of the offending but was only charged 15 months after the incident.

Published 14 May 2021

OFX promotes Cian Duane to partner

Cork-based O'Flynn Exhams LLP (OFX) has announced the promotion of Cian Duane to a partner in the firm.

Published 14 May 2021

Irish lawyer Aedamar Comiskey elected to lead Linklaters LLP

Irish lawyer Aedamar Comiskey has been elected as the new senior partner of magic circle firm Linklaters LLP, becoming the first woman to lead the global law firm.

Published 14 May 2021

Man hospitalised after attack inside Criminal Courts of Justice

A man who was attacked inside the public foyer of the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin yesterday had to be taken to hospital for head injuries.

Published 14 May 2021

Asylum seekers to be able to open accounts with any retail bank

Asylum seekers and refugees will be able to open accounts at any of Ireland's five retail banks with alternative documentation under new measures.

Published 14 May 2021

Carson McDowell signs up to Mindful Business Charter

Carson McDowell has become the first independent professional services firm in Northern Ireland to sign the Mindful Business Charter.

Published 14 May 2021

Dr Joan Martin appointed as lay member to NIJAC

Retired occupational therapist Dr Joan Martin has been appointed as a lay member to the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (NIJAC).

Published 14 May 2021

Woman to make mortgage payments until 90 after landmark PIA case

The High Court has approved a personal insolvency arrangement (PIA) that will see a 54-year-old woman continue to make mortgage repayments on her family home until she is 90 years of age.

Published 14 May 2021

Agricultural Wages Board to be scrapped under proposed legislation

Proposals to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board (AWB) in Northern Ireland have been put to a public consultation.

Published 14 May 2021

And finally... Miami vice

A woman who allegedly posed as a school student to promote her Instagram account has been charged with trespassing.

Published 14 May 2021

High Court: Judicial review refused for solicitor who challenged referral to Disciplinary Tribunal for financial irregularities

The High Court in Belfast has refused to grant leave in judicial review proceedings taken by a solicitor who was referred to the independent Solicitors' Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) for numerous breaches of the Solicitors Accounting Regulations 2014.

Published 13 May 2021

Protections for whistleblowers to be strengthened

The draft heads of a bill to strengthen protections for whistleblowers and transpose the EU Whistleblowing Directive into Irish law have been published.

Published 13 May 2021

Shoosmiths joins Hydrogen NI as founding member

UK law firm Shoosmiths has become a founding member of Hydrogen NI, a new group established to represent organisations with an interest in developing Northern Ireland's clean hydrogen economy.

Published 13 May 2021

Lawyers appointed to construction adjudication panel

An additional 17 legal and lay members have been appointed to the construction adjudication panel established under the Construction Contracts Act 2013.

Published 13 May 2021

Home Office asylum plans will place vulnerable children in 'extreme danger'

Government plans to restrict asylum claims from people entering the UK without authorisation will place vulnerable children in extreme danger, the Children's Law Centre (CLC) has warned.

Published 13 May 2021