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London Irish Lawyers Association launches mentorship programme

The London Irish Lawyers Association (LILA) has announced a new mentoring programme to allow experienced Irish solicitors and barristers working in London to provide careers advice to more junior members.

Published 18 February 2019

John Stalker

John Stalker, the police officer who led a landmark investigation into "shoot-to-kill" allegations in Northern Ireland, has passed away at the age of 79.

Published 18 February 2019

Toni Fitzgerald-Gunn: Asda’s slogan is ‘Save Money, Live Better’ – but who is really saving?

Toni Fitzgerald-Gunn, associate partner at Worthingtons Solicitors in Belfast, writes on the recent equal pay case involving supermarket Asda.

Published 18 February 2019

Moya Quinlan obituary

A full obituary of solicitor Moya Quinlan, the first woman to be elected president of the Law Society of Ireland, has been published by The Irish Times.

Published 18 February 2019

Young offenders help deliver kid goats at Hydebank

Young offenders helped deliver two kid goats at Hydebank Wood College as part of the facility's animal therapy initiative.

Published 18 February 2019

England: Calls for justice sector to be free of private interests as probation companies go bust

Unions have criticised the involvement of private companies in the justice sector following the collapse of three community rehabilitation companies (CRCs).

Published 18 February 2019

And finally... money does grow on trees

A couple whose bonsai trees were stolen – including a prized specimen worth more than $127,000 – took to social media to give the thieves instructions on how to care for them.

Published 18 February 2019

High Court: Financial services company alleging pressure to mis-sell financial products granted injunction against EBS

A financial services company alleging that a Termination Notice of its Tied Agency Agreements with EBS was as a result of its refusal to succumb to “pressure” from EBS to “mis-sell financial products”, has been granted an injunction in the High Court.

Published 15 February 2019

Law Society urges 'caution' on Government plans to bring down personal injury awards

The Law Society of Ireland has urged "extreme caution" following reports that the Government is planning to take action to reduce the level of personal injury pay-outs in Ireland.

Published 15 February 2019

Most Irish barristers experience aggression, threats or violence in their work

A majority of Irish barristers have experienced aggression, threats or violence in the course of their work, according to a new survey.

Published 15 February 2019

Northern Ireland should have 'its own shortage occupation list' after Brexit

Northern Ireland should have its own shortage occupation list to support the local manufacturing and agri-food sectors, solicitor Conor McCrory has said.

Published 15 February 2019

High Court grants temporary injunction in dispute over 'My Options' websites

The Health Service Executive (HSE) has secured a temporary High Court injunction against a man who has allegedly set up a misleading website that is confusingly similar to the HSE's crisis pregnancy freephone service, "My Options".

Published 15 February 2019

Cleaver Fulton Rankin marks Chinese Lunar Year with Chinese business leaders

Cleaver Fulton Rankin and Belfast City Council held a joint drinks reception at the law firm's offices to celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year with business, government and education leaders from China, Northern Ireland and abroad.

Published 15 February 2019

Most people blame drugs, alcohol and bad parenting for crime

Most people in Northern Ireland blame drugs, alcohol and a lack of parental discipline for crime, a new survey has found.

Published 15 February 2019

England: Judge calls for review of fertility laws after transgender man gives birth

Ministers must look at fertility laws, the President of the Family Divison Sir Andrew McFarlane has said, after hearing a case in which a transgender man gave birth.

Published 15 February 2019