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Flanagan makes inaugural appointments to new legal costs adjudicator roles

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has announced two appointments to key roles in the newly-established Office of the Legal Costs Adjudicator.

Published 16 October 2019

Three board members of guardian ad litem agency see terms extended

Three members of the Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Agency (NIGALA) board have had their appointments extended.

Published 16 October 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills appoints autistic jobseekers in Belfast

International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has appointed two employees in Belfast through a new recruitment programme for autistic people developed in partnership with charity Autism Forward.

Published 16 October 2019

Whitney Moore has moved

Leading law firm Whitney Moore has relocated to a newly-renovated office space on Shelbourne Road in the heart of Ballsbridge. The firm has gone through various phases of expansion and growth since it was established in 1882 and this move marks another development in its continued progress. Commenting on the relocation, Whitney Moore’s managing partner, John Lynch, said: “It’s a credit to our team and our loyal clients that we have been able to invest in the future of the firm with a move to this office. We are looking forward to working in this vibrant location.”

Published 16 October 2019

Three Maynooth students rewarded for results in Matheson funds law course

Three law students at Maynooth University have been awarded prizes for their contributions on the specialised funds law course delivered by Matheson as part of the LLM in international business law.

Published 16 October 2019

Suryapratim Roy: Is climate change an issue of human rights?

Suryapratim Roy, associate professor at TCD School of Law, considers climate change within the context of human rights law.

Published 16 October 2019

Shoosmiths moves to larger premises in Belfast ahead of expansion

UK law firm Shoosmiths has moved to larger premises in Belfast in anticipation of further growth in the Northern Ireland legal market.

Published 16 October 2019

Over 300 solicitors attend Law Society annual conveyancing conference

Over 300 solicitors from across Northern Ireland attended the Law Society's annual conveyancing conference.

Published 16 October 2019

New consultation launched on liquor licensing laws

A new consultation on the law relating to the retail sale and supply of alcoholic drinks in Northern Ireland has been launched.

Published 16 October 2019

And finally... error of judgement

A judge has blamed his calculator for making an approximately £85 million error in a landmark damages award.

Published 16 October 2019

Upper Tribunal: People born in Northern Ireland are automatically British citizens

The Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) has said that the Good Friday Agreement does not override UK nationality law conferring British citizenship on people born in Northern Ireland.

Published 15 October 2019

Mason Hayes & Curran appoints Paul Rochford as employment law and benefits partner

Mason Hayes & Curran has announced the appointment of Paul Rochford as a partner in the firm's employment law and benefits team.

Published 15 October 2019

O'Brien Lynman Solicitors appoints Naomi O'Connor as partner

Dublin firm O'Brien Lynman Solicitors (OBL) has announced the appointment of Naomi O'Connor as a partner in its property and insolvency division.

Published 15 October 2019

Law Society: No female students referenced in 'highly offensive' WhatsApp group

A private WhatsApp group in which law students are said to have exchanged "highly offensive" messages does not contain references to female students, the Law Society of Ireland has said.

Published 15 October 2019

Co Kerry solicitor to be struck off at end of year

Co Kerry solicitor Maurice O'Sullivan will be struck off the roll at the end of the year after being found guilty of professional misconduct.

Published 15 October 2019