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Charities to benefit from virtual advocacy training workshop

Around 170 charities, NGOs and civic society groups are due to participate in a virtual advocacy training workshop hosted by The Bar of Ireland tomorrow.

Published 29 September 2020

Law firms sponsor Open House Dublin 2020

Law firms Arthur Cox, Mason Hayes & Curran and William Fry have been named as sponsors of this year's Open House Dublin 2020.

Published 29 September 2020

And finally… lucky break

Mike Tyson paid out $8 million to a fan who he cracked on the jaw for requesting his autograph, the famous US boxer has said.

Published 29 September 2020

Supreme Court: Public bodies must justify Freedom of Information Act refusals

The Supreme Court, in two separate judgments related to the Freedom of Information Act 2014, has held that public bodies must justify their refusal to disclose confidential or commercially sensitive documents under the Act.

Published 28 September 2020

BLM appoints John Guerin to head Belfast and Derry offices

Insurance risk and commercial law specialist firm BLM has announced the appointment of John Guerin as head of its Belfast and Derry offices.

Published 28 September 2020

Ireland's first Chinese-born barrister to receive Praeses Elit Award

Ireland's first Chinese-born barrister, Fei Liang, will receive the prestigious Trinity Praeses Elit Award this week.

Published 28 September 2020

Stormont scrambles to avoid repeat of sex offences legislative error

Justice Minister Naomi Long has set out plans to avoid future legislative errors similar to the one which led to over a dozen convictions for certain sexual offences to be set aside.

Published 28 September 2020

Law Society welcomes move to ratify Lanzarote Convention

The Law Society of Ireland has welcomed news that the government is to ratify the Lanzarote Convention on child sexual exploitation and sexual abuse.

Published 28 September 2020

Former barrister sentenced for child sexual abuse imagery offences

A former prosecution barrister has been sentenced to 100 hours' community service and given a two-year probation order for making and possessing indecent images of children and possession of extreme pornography.

Published 28 September 2020

Law centre warns successor to furlough scheme won't prevent mass redundancies

New employment supports set to be introduced by the UK government following the end of the furlough scheme are not sufficient to avoid mass redundancies and significant hardship, Law Centre NI has said.

Published 28 September 2020

Ireland continuing to struggle to recruit forensic pathologists

Ireland is struggling to make senior appointments to the Office of the State Pathologist due to a "worldwide shortage of forensic pathologists", the acting chief state pathologist has said.

Published 28 September 2020

Trinity and Maynooth law schools recognised for gender diversity

The law schools at Trinity College Dublin and Maynooth University have been recognised for their commitment to advance gender equality for students and staff.

Published 28 September 2020

Attorney General did not submit written statement on ownership of rental properties

Attorney General Paul Gallagher did not set out his ownership of rental properties in writing before advising the government against an extension of Covid-19 restrictions on bans and rent increases, it has emerged.

Published 28 September 2020

And finally… ludo-crous

A grown woman brought her father to court to break all ties after he cheated in a family game of Ludo.

Published 28 September 2020

Sonya Bruen appointed as partner at Mason Hayes & Curran

Mason Hayes & Curran LLP has announced the appointment of Sonya Bruen as a partner in its health and prosecutions team.

Published 25 September 2020