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Senior academics write in support of prisoner initiative after terrorist attack

Senior academics from across the UK have signed a letter in support of the prisoner reintegration programme Learning Together following the terrorist attack on London Bridge.

Published 4 December 2019

£50m London home to be sold as part of largest asset recovery settlement ever

A house in central London worth £50 million will be sold as part of the National Crime Agency's (NCA) largest asset recovery settlement ever.

Published 4 December 2019

And finally... ball and chain

An undercover cop coaxed a criminal suspect out of hiding by offering to marry him and then arrested him when he showed up for the wedding.

Published 4 December 2019

Court of Appeal: Notorious Dublin criminal 'the Viper' loses appeal against €738,449 interest owed on tax bill

Martin Foley, known as “the Viper”, has lost an appeal against the finding that he was liable for €738,449 interest on a tax bill of €178,510 which has been due since the early 2000s.

Published 3 December 2019

Boutique IP law firm FRKelly expands into Cork

Boutique intellectual property law firm FRKelly has announced the opening of a new office in Cork.

Published 3 December 2019

Lower-value intellectual property claims can now be brought in District and Circuit Courts

Copyright law reforms allowing owners of intellectual property to pursue lower-value IP infringement claims in the District and Circuit Courts have come into effect as of yesterday.

Published 3 December 2019

Shoosmiths sets out ambitions for growth in new Belfast premises

UK law firm Shoosmiths welcomed clients, friends and colleagues to its new premises in Belfast this week, where CEO Simon Boss and partner Stephen Dawson set out their plans for growth in the Northern Ireland market.

Published 3 December 2019

Google and Apple to tackle voice assistant privacy concerns at Oireachtas committee

Internet giants Google and Apple will appear before an Oireachtas committee this afternoon to discuss privacy concerns surrounding their voice-activated digital assistants.

Published 3 December 2019

#InPictures: New Supreme Court and High Court judges formally appointed

President Michael D. Higgins has formally appointed new judges to the Supreme Court and the High Court.

Published 3 December 2019

High Court judge tells insurer that failed claims don't necessarily mean solicitor misconduct

Personal injury solicitors are not guilty of misconduct just because their client's claim has been dismissed, a High Court judge has affirmed in response to allegations from an insurance firm.

Published 3 December 2019

Scotland: New bill to set out statutory definition of a defamatory statement

The definition of what constitutes a defamatory statement is to be set out in Scots law for the first time under draft legislation published today.

Published 3 December 2019

MPs now approve half as many business-related laws in a year than before Brexit

The number of business-related laws passed by Westminster every year has halved since the Brexit referendum, according to new research.

Published 3 December 2019

Matheson partner Tara Doyle wins Women in Finance award for second year

Matheson partner Tara Doyle has been named "Legal Adviser of the Year" at the 2019 Women in Finance Awards Ireland.

Published 3 December 2019

And finally... hand-holding law

A woman who was fined for refusing to hold the handrail on an escalator has been awarded over £11,500 in damages after a ten-year legal battle.

Published 3 December 2019

Supreme Court: Mortgage bank must provide further details in application for summary judgment

A man who appealed against the High Court’s decision to grant summary judgment of €221,000 to Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank has successfully argued that the bank provided insufficient details to be entitled to its claim.

Published 2 December 2019