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Free webinar to explore access to justice under the new government

Irish Legal News is proud to present an expert discussion on how the new Irish government can protect and extend access to justice.

Published 2 July 2020

Ireland's first academic research centre focused on corruption opens

Ireland's first academic research centre dedicated to research, policy and education on corruption and anti-corruption has been established at Dublin City University (DCU).

Published 2 July 2020

Margaret Kelly to be nominated as next Public Services Ombudsman

MLAs will be asked to nominate Margaret Kelly for appointment as the new Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman.

Published 2 July 2020

Law student from LIT joins judicial summer placement programme for first time

A final year student in Law and Taxation at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) has completed the Chief Justice's Summer Placement Programme for Law Students for the first time.

Published 2 July 2020

British judges could be asked to rule on Hong Kong national security cases

British judges could be asked to rule on cases brought under controversial new national security legislation imposed on Hong Kong this week, a senior Hong Kong judge has said.

Published 2 July 2020

Law and human rights experts publish online book on COVID-19 impact

Global experts in law and human rights have contributed to a new online publication about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 2 July 2020

And finally... on your bike

An e-bike advert has been banned on the basis that it creates "a climate of anxiety" around the car industry.

Published 2 July 2020

Fergal Gaynor shortlisted for election as ICC chief prosecutor

Irish barrister Fergal Gaynor has been shortlisted as one of four candidates for election as the next prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Published 1 July 2020

King's Inns congratulates alumna Hazel Chu on election as Lord Mayor

The King's Inns has congratulated Hazel Chu on becoming the new Lord Mayor of Dublin.

Published 1 July 2020

Over 70 applications for lay seats on Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal

More than 70 people have applied for appointment as lay members of the new Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.

Published 1 July 2020

Thousands of charity registrations 'void' after Court of Appeal ruling

More than 6,000 charities are no longer registered in Northern Ireland following a court ruling earlier this year, the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI) has confirmed.

Published 1 July 2020

New online complaints portal launched by Law Society

A new online complaints portal has been launched by the Law Society of Northern Ireland to support clients seeking to make a complaint about their solicitor.

Published 1 July 2020

Rachael Kelsey: UK Supreme Court issues judgment on competing Anglo-Scots divorce and maintenance claims

The long-awaited UK Supreme Court judgment in Villiers v Villiers [2020] UKSC 30 has been handed down this morning. Scottish lawyer Rachael Kelsey has acted for the successful respondent, Mrs Villiers, since 2014 and gives a short summary of the 74-page decision.

Published 1 July 2020

Solicitors invited to join Law Society's human rights group

Solicitors have been invited to apply for membership of the Law Society of Northern Ireland's new human rights and equality group.

Published 1 July 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: 21st century lie detection – part one

Benjamin Bestgen gives us the truth about methods of lie detection. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 1 July 2020