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Ireland raises rule of law concerns among coronavirus responses

A joint statement issued by Ireland and 13 other European countries has raised concern about "the risk of violations of the principles of rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights" in responses to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 2 April 2020

Courts 'still obliged' to refer unclear EU law issues to CJEU

The UK Supreme Court is "still obliged" to refer questions over unclear EU laws to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) at this stage of the Brexit process, Lord Hodge has said.

Published 2 April 2020

Extradition request to be 'terminated' after Russia fails to respond to concerns about prisons and trial rights

A failure by Russian authorities to respond to the High Court’s concerns about prison conditions and fair trial rights in Russia has resulted in the immediate “termination” of an extradition request.

Published 2 April 2020

Lady Hale named patron of The Next 100 Years

Lady Hale, former president of the UK Supreme Court, has been named as the patron of The Next 100 Years, a project dedicated to achieving equality for women in law.

Published 2 April 2020

Calcutta Run postponed until October 2020

The legal profession's annual Calcutta Run fundraiser has been postponed until October due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 2 April 2020

And finally... personal judgement

US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has raised eyebrows after it emerged she is continuing to use the court's private gym in spite of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 2 April 2020

Remote courts to be piloted this month in response to pandemic

Remote court hearings will be piloted in Ireland for the first time later this month in order to maintain the operation of the justice system during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 1 April 2020

Long-awaited domestic abuse legislation introduced in Stormont

Legislation to create a new domestic abuse offence for Northern Ireland has been introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Published 1 April 2020

Couple received €10,000 in compensation after legal fees added to mortgage loan account

A couple received €10,000 in compensation last year after €800 in legal fees was added to their mortgage loan account, a new report has revealed.

Published 1 April 2020

Historical institutional abuse redress scheme opens for applications

The redress scheme for victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland has opened for applications.

Published 1 April 2020

Legal Aid Board launches legal and mediation information helpline

The Legal Aid Board has established a nationwide legal and mediation information helpline in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 1 April 2020

William Fry: Compulsory licences on the horizon for drugs and equipment?

William Fry partner Laura Scott, senior associate Colette Brady and trainee solicitor Sophie Delaney consider whether growing concerns about the availability of certain drugs and equipment in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic will we see governments start to issue compulsory licences.

Published 1 April 2020

Gardaí to crack down on domestic abuse during pandemic

An Garda Síochána has announced a crackdown on domestic abuse during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 1 April 2020

Ethan Shattock: COVID-19 highlights why disinformation online is a rights-based issue

Researcher Ethan Shattock argues that disinformation is a human rights issue and a human rights approach is needed in potential regulatory responses.

Published 1 April 2020

Morrisons not liable for employee's criminal data protection breach

In a keenly-awaited landmark ruling, the UK Supreme Court has ruled supermarket chain Morrisons is not liable for the conduct of an employee who leaked payroll data for over 100,000 workers and was subsequently jailed.

Published 1 April 2020