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Clyde & Co profits up seven per cent to £153.5m

Clyde & Co’s global turnover rose to nearly £640m over 2020/21, while profits climbed seven per cent to £153.5m.

Published 30 July 2021

Polish judges unite in support of EU ruling

Thousands of Polish judges and prosecutors have signed an appeal urging authorities to follow recent rulings by an EU court to disband the country's disciplinary chamber for judges.

Published 30 July 2021

English court allows appeal by Sky in trade mark infringement action against email migration service provider

The English Court of Appeal has allowed part of an appeal by the broadcaster and broadband provider Sky after it had the use of its trade marks restricted following an infringement action against a cloud storage business with a similar name founded by former Microsoft employees.

Published 30 July 2021

And finally… not a happy bunny

Lindt has secured a court victory in its attempt to obtain trademark protection for its chocolate golden Easter bunny.

Published 30 July 2021

High Court: Refusal of visa extension quashed for inadequate reasoning

The High Court has quashed a decision by the Minister for Justice and Equality to refuse a visa extension for a Canadian national whose husband was studying in Ireland.

Published 29 July 2021

Legal actions against Department of Education more than doubled last year

Legal actions taken against the Department of Education more than doubled in 2020, as the Leaving Cert was cancelled and replaced with calculated grades.

Published 29 July 2021

Act to make prosecution of perjury easier now in force

The Criminal Justice (Perjury and Related Offences) Act 2021 came into force this week, making it easier to prosecute such offences.

Published 29 July 2021

Man loses appeal against conviction over IRA membership identified by bugging

An IRA member, who was questioned by members of the “Belfast Brigade” over a botched operation, has lost his appeal against conviction.

Published 29 July 2021

Pandemic caused significant drop in cases heard by Irish courts

The Courts Service has revealed that the pandemic led to a sharp decline in the overall number of cases heard by the courts last year.

Published 29 July 2021

FLAC joined by 42 signatories in letter to Justice Minister over civil legal aid review

Forty-two NGOs and advocates have joined FLAC's call made to the justice minister to ensure the civil legal aid scheme will protect vulnerable and marginalised members of the community.

Published 29 July 2021

Human rights commission and media company reach agreement over property adverts

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and Daft Media Limited have reached an agreement concerning property advertisements that are potentially in breach of equality legislation.

Published 29 July 2021

Divorce applications rise by a third after legislation changes

The number of divorce applications last year rose by nearly a third (29 per cent) after legislation reform halved the time required for separation.

Published 29 July 2021

Pregnant woman who robbed from man withdrawing cash from ATM is jailed

A homeless Dublin woman who robbed €500 from a man withdrawing cash from an ATM has been jailed for 18 months.

Published 29 July 2021

England: Ageing bar poses access to justice threat

The average age of barristers has risen substantially in the past three decades, according to a study by the Bar Standards Board.

Published 29 July 2021

And finally… render unto Caesar

A cardinal's trial began this week at the Vatican – the first in modern history.

Published 29 July 2021