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CMA imposes £1.2m in fines for price-fixing in private eyecare

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found that a private hospital group and seven consultant ophthalmologists broke competition law by taking part in illegal price-fixing.

Published 1 July 2020

Spain: Proposed legislation to protect employees working from home

Spaniards who work from home will be given the right to suggest their working hours and to claim teleworking expenses from their employer, under a new bill.

Published 1 July 2020

And finally... You Can't Always Get What You Want

The Rolling Stones have threatened legal action against Donald Trump after he used their songs at his campaign rallies.

Published 1 July 2020

High Court: Seanad cannot sit without Taoiseach’s nominees

The High Court has ruled that the Seanad can only meet after all 60 members have been elected or nominated. The Seanad is comprised of 49 elected members and eleven members have been nominated by a new Taoiseach.

Published 30 June 2020

'Hybrid' legacy inquests to take place from October after COVID-19 delays

The first tranche of legacy inquests due to be heard as part of a five-year plan may begin to be heard in October in unprecedented "hybrid" hearings following delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 30 June 2020

Scoping exercise under way for review of laws underpinning Special Criminal Court

Officials have begun a scoping exercise ahead of a review of legislation underpinning the prosecution of terrorism and organised crime offences in the non-jury Special Criminal Court.

Published 30 June 2020

Consultation to consider doubling of small payment limit without probate to £20,000

Proposals to double the amount of money that may be released to the beneficiary of a deceased person without probate from £10,000 to £20,000 have gone out to consultation.

Published 30 June 2020

TLT to enter strategic alliance with Dutch firm Holla

UK law firm TLT, which employs around 100 people in Belfast, has agreed an alliance with Dutch firm Holla.

Published 30 June 2020

John Larkin QC steps down as Attorney General after 10 years in post

Northern Ireland's Attorney General John Larkin QC has stepped down with effect from today after 10 years in the post.

Published 30 June 2020

Alan Desmond: Would African-Americans be granted refugee status in Ireland?

Alan Desmond, law lecturer at the University of Leicester, considers whether African-Americans could come to Ireland as refugees.

Published 30 June 2020

Alison Martin: Is your mandatory retirement age objectively justifiable?

DWF associate Alison Martin and trainee solicitor Thomas Bulfin examine a recent case involving an employer with a mandatory retirement age.

Published 30 June 2020

Criminal justice watchdog raises concerns about child sexual exploitation

A watchdog has raised concerns about how the criminal justice system responds to child sexual exploitation (CSE) in Northern Ireland.

Published 30 June 2020

And finally... trouble and strife

A judge instructed lawyers in an attempted murder trial to "be nice" to one of the jurors – because she's his wife.

Published 30 June 2020

Helen McEntee named justice minister in new government

Meath East TD Helen McEntee has been named as minister for justice in the new coalition government which formally took office over the weekend.

Published 29 June 2020

Law Society highlights key law and justice priorities in Programme for Government

The Law Society of Ireland has welcomed news of the ratification of the Programme for Government (PfG), and highlighted the inclusion of some key law and justice priorities.

Published 29 June 2020