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Richard Grogan: Illegal contracts – can unpaid wages be recovered?

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on a case brought by an employee with an illegal contract.

Published 16 April 2019

Nominations for 2019 Irish Law Awards to close this week

Nominations for the 2019 Irish Law Awards are set to close on Thursday ahead of the black-tie awards ceremony in June.

Published 16 April 2019

John McKee managing partner to take part in triathlon for anti-slavery charity

Chris Ross, managing partner at John McKee Solicitors, will take part in a gruelling triathlon in the Spanish city of Marbella later this month to raise funds for an international anti-slavery charity.

Published 16 April 2019

UK overseas spending linked to 350 death sentences in Pakistan

Britain has assisted prosecutions in anti-terrorism courts in Pakistan that have handed down more than 350 death sentences in the last five years, The Telegraph reports.

Published 16 April 2019

And finally... titillation litigation

A grown man whose parents allegedly binned his pornography collection, worth tens of thousands of pounds, has launched a court case against them.

Published 16 April 2019

New legal watchdog hampered by founding legislation

The new watchdog for the legal profession has warned it is being frustrated by a requirement that it meet deadlines enshrined in its founding legislation.

Published 15 April 2019

Orla Shevlin joins Tallans Solicitors

Experienced litigator Orla Shevlin has joined Tallans Solicitors.

Published 15 April 2019

DAC Beachcroft to open in Belfast

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has announced that it will launch a new office in Belfast – its second office launch of 2019, following Paris in January.

Published 15 April 2019

ICC to no longer investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan, a week after US issues visa threat

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected a request to investigate alleged war crimes in Afghanistan – a week after the US revoked the entry visa of ICC prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, for looking into the selfsame issue.

Published 15 April 2019

Draft domestic abuse legislation lacks adequate coverage, MPs warn

Draft domestic abuse legislation fails to protect women in Northern Ireland, MPs have warned.

Published 15 April 2019

Clarification sought on ODCE chief's inability to submit report to Oireachtas committee

The corporate watchdog legal adviser who led the botched investigation into the former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Seán FitzPatrick has asked why his former boss cannot submit a report on what happened to an Oireachtas committee, The Irish Times reports.

Published 15 April 2019

New chief executive sought for Law Society

A new chief executive is being sought for the Law Society of Northern Ireland.

Published 15 April 2019

Court to decide if street sign black out case should be heard in Irish

The county councillor accused of blacking out signs of street names in Cork City relating to Queen Victoria has applied for his case to be heard in Irish.

Published 15 April 2019

UK Supreme Court President Lady Hale lectures on children's rights

The President of the UK Supreme Court has visited Belfast, where she discussed children's rights.

Published 15 April 2019