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High Court: Minister for Health loses application to split trial over proposed new pharmacy rules

The Minister for Health has lost his application to have proceedings challenging proposed new pharmacy rules split into two separate hearings.

Published 11 October 2019

Bill to reduce minimum living apart period before divorce published

Legislation to reduce the requirement for spouses to live apart for a minimum of four years out of the preceding five before they can be granted a divorce has been published.

Published 11 October 2019

Lay litigant attempts citizen's arrest of High Court judge, solicitor and barrister

A lay litigant yesterday attempted to arrest a High Court judge, a solicitor and a barrister at the Four Courts.

Published 11 October 2019

Law Society investigating allegations about 'highly offensive' private messaging group

The Law Society of Ireland has said it is investigating allegations about a private text messaging group in which law students are said to have posted "highly offensive" messages about their female colleagues.

Published 11 October 2019

JMK Solicitors welcomes five to 2019 graduate programme

Personal injury and road traffic accident specialist law firm JMK Solicitors has welcomed five law graduates to its Belfast and Newry offices under its 2019 graduate programme.

Published 11 October 2019

Mr Justice John Edwards joins launch of new LIT Law Society

Mr Justice John Edwards joined law students and faculty at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) for the official launch of the LIT Law Society, which has already signed up more than 75 members.

Published 11 October 2019

Mr Justice McMahon to speak on direct provision at human rights conference

Retired judge Mr Justice Bryan McMahon will examine the impact of direct provision on asylum seekers at the Law Society of Ireland's annual human rights conference tomorrow.

Published 11 October 2019

Maynooth University marks 10th anniversary of law school

Maynooth University Department of Law is hosting a series of events to mark the department's 10th anniversary.

Published 11 October 2019

Concerns raised over compliance of new €1.25bn land agency with EU state aid laws

Concerns have been raised about the possibility of delays to the work of the new €1.25 billion Land Development Agency (LDA) because of EU state aid rules.

Published 11 October 2019

#InPictures: Law Society hosts morning pilates for mental health

The Law Society of Northern Ireland hosted an early morning pilates class yesterday to mark World Mental Health Day.

Published 11 October 2019

England: Solicitor who had sex with junior colleague fined by disciplinary body

A solicitor who had sex with a drunk junior colleague, which a tribunal found he did not initiate, has been fined £35,000 and ordered to pay £200,000 in costs amid calls his case be referred to the police.

Published 11 October 2019

Legal experts call on EU to 'support and assist' process of Irish unity

The European Union should support and assist the process of Irish unity, according to a new report by legal academic Professor Colin Harvey and barrister Mark Bassett.

Published 11 October 2019

Implications of Brexit for asylum policy highlighted in new report

The implications of Brexit for asylum policy and for vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers in Europe have been highlighted in a new Lords committee report.

Published 11 October 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: The 'Long' history of quackery

Social media is replete with various examples of quackery; from detox teas and bee-sting facials, to more sinister bleach therapies and cancer cures. Far from being a novel issue, quackery in Ireland has a long history, and many of us who have grown up in rural areas have heard stories of people who you’d visit for ‘the cure’.

Published 11 October 2019

Rights watch

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

Published 11 October 2019