Articles



Maureen Daly: Significant changes in Irish copyright law brought in by new Act

Maureen Daly, partner and head of technology and intellectual property at Beauchamps, writes on recent changes to Irish copyright law.

Published 21 August 2019

England: Prison installs stairlift as ageing population prompts change

A prison has installed a stairlift for elderly inmates amid an increase in requests for walking frames, thermal underwear and wedge pillows, The Times reports.

Published 21 August 2019

Claire Edgar: New pensions guidance will help those dealing with ancillary relief cases

Claire Edgar, partner at Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors in Belfast, writes on new pensions guidance which has been published to help family law practitioners in ancillary relief cases.

Published 21 August 2019

Dentons appoints partner as chief mindfulness officer

Global law firm Dentons has appointed one of its lawyers as chief mindfulness officer in Europe.

Published 21 August 2019

Poland: Minister resigns following reports of alleged plan to discredit critical judges

A Polish government minister has resigned following reports that he conspired to discredit judges critical of the country's controversial judicial reforms.

Published 21 August 2019

El Salvador woman at centre of abortion rights case acquitted

A woman in El Salvador who was jailed for 30 years following a court case that drew international attention to the country's strict anti-abortion laws has been acquitted following a re-trial.

Published 21 August 2019

And finally... takes three to tango

Three unmarried adults in a polyamorous relationship have been legally recognised as the parents of a child.

Published 21 August 2019

Plan to double PIAB postal application fees attracts backlash from solicitors

Plans to double processing fees for claims submitted to the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) by post have come under fire from solicitors.

Published 20 August 2019

Millar McCall Wylie appoints Hannah Simpson as solicitor

Belfast firm Millar McCall Wylie has announced the appointment of Hannah Simpson as a solicitor in the firm's litigation department.

Published 20 August 2019

Kennedys announces appointment of first-ever global managing partner

International law firm Kennedys, which employs over 30 staff in its Dublin office, has announced the appointment of its first global managing partner.

Published 20 August 2019

Only two-fifths of court fines from 2017 and 2018 paid

Only two-fifths of court fines handed out in 2017 and 2018 have been paid, according to new Courts Service figures.

Published 20 August 2019

Woman threatened with jail over child care social media posts

A woman has been threatened with jail if she continues posting information about her son's child care proceedings on social media.

Published 20 August 2019

Law Society to open doors for National Heritage Week

The Law Society of Ireland is offering guided tours of its Blackhall Place headquarters as part of National Heritage Week.

Published 20 August 2019

Belfast solicitor Brian Speers urges Kenyan lawyers to learn from Brexit

Belfast solicitor Brian Speers, president of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA), has urged Kenyan lawyers to learn from Brexit as the African country considers constitutional reform.

Published 20 August 2019

Pinsent Masons to exhibit artwork by Belfast artist Mark McGreevy

Belfast artist Mark McGreevy is the latest artist to have his work displayed in the Belfast office of Pinsent Masons under the firm's partnership with contemporary arts venue the MAC.

Published 20 August 2019