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Professor Gerard Quinn appointed as UN disability rights rapporteur

Irish disability law expert Professor Gerard Quinn has been appointed as the UN rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities.

Published 8 October 2020

Lord Neuberger warns of slippery slope towards tyranny

A former UK Supreme Court president has warned that when a society deprives people of the right to challenge the government in court "you are in a dictatorship; you are in a tyranny".

Published 8 October 2020

Mason Hayes & Curran: HR professionals do not expect full reopening until April 2021

HR professionals do not expect their workplaces to fully re-open until after April 2021, according to a new survey conducted by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP.

Published 8 October 2020

Aim to become 'climate neutral by 2050' to be enshrined in law

Government plans to make Ireland "climate neutral by 2050" are set to be enshrined in law under a new bill published today.

Published 8 October 2020

New law aims to clear forestry appeals backlog

Legislation aimed at clearing the backlog before the Forestry Appeals Committee has come into force.

Published 8 October 2020

Gerald Harrison

Retired Belfast solicitor Gerald Harrison, whose legal career spanned over four decades, has passed away.

Published 8 October 2020

And finally... handbagged

Vatican money intended for the rescue of Catholic hostages was allegedly misused to buy luxury handbags and clothing.

Published 8 October 2020

High Court: Downstreaming JR application dismissed

Sir Declan Morgan, the Lord Chief Justice, sitting with Lord Justice Treacy and Mr Justice Huddleston as the Divisional Court of the High Court of Justice of Northern Ireland, has dismissed an application for judicial review arising out of the ‘downstream monitoring’ of police interviews.

Published 7 October 2020

Mr Justice Woulfe postpones meeting with Chief Justice again

Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe will not meet the Chief Justice to discuss the findings of the Denham report until next week after requesting a postponement on medical grounds.

Published 7 October 2020

ILN asks: Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe – Should he stay or should he go?

Irish Legal News is inviting views from the legal profession on Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe's continued membership of the Supreme Court in light of golfgate.

Published 7 October 2020

Barristers called to Inner Bar in virtual ceremony

The Supreme Court has formally called 20 barristers to the Inner Bar in a virtual ceremony.

Published 7 October 2020

BLM promote four across Belfast and Derry offices

Insurance risk and commercial law specialist firm BLM has announced a series of promotions across its Belfast and Derry offices as part of a promotions round across Britain and Ireland.

Published 7 October 2020

Triple appointment to Law Reform Commission

Three new commissioners have joined the Law Reform Commission for a five-year term.

Published 7 October 2020

Review of spent convictions regime begins with consultation

A review of Ireland's spent convictions regime, which is likely to lead to the broadening of the range of convictions that are considered spent, has begun with the launch of a government consultation.

Published 7 October 2020

Legal aid cuts for asylum cases to 'further limit access to justice'

Fresh cuts to legal aid for international protection applications will further limit access to justice for vulnerable people, lawyers have warned.

Published 7 October 2020