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Up to 200 prisoners to be temporarily released in response to coronavirus pandemic

Up to 200 prisoners in Northern Ireland will be temporarily released before the end of their sentence under plans to tackle the spread of coronavirus.

Published 30 March 2020

Prominent solicitor Niall Murphy hospitalised with coronavirus

Prominent Belfast solicitor Niall Murphy has been hospitalised with coronavirus and remains in a critical but stable condition.

Published 30 March 2020

LK Shields appoints Colm Hanley as senior company secretary

LK Shields has announced the appointment of Colm Hanley as a senior company secretary in Galway.

Published 30 March 2020

Barristers volunteer to carry out coronavirus contact tracing

Hundreds of barristers have volunteered to carry out coronavirus contact tracing for the HSE in order to relieve pressure on health staff.

Published 30 March 2020

Michael Enright

Cork solicitor Michael Enright, a former president of the Southern Law Association, has passed away.

Published 30 March 2020

Patrick Dunne: Soldiers on the streets does not mean we're heading towards martial law

Patrick Dunne urges reason in discussions about the lockdowns aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus.

Published 30 March 2020

ICO advises UK government it can use phone data to track coronavirus

The UK government has been advised by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) that it can use anonymised mobile phone data in order to track people who have COVID-19.

Published 30 March 2020

Scotland: Salmond lawyer Gordon Jackson QC self-refers to SLCC over trial comments

Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond's lawyer, Gordon Jackson QC, has referred himself to the Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) following the publication of footage in which he made comments about Salmond's trial.

Published 30 March 2020

UK ditches wrongful trading insolvency laws

The UK's wrongful trading law will be suspended to allow businesses to "weather the storm" of the coronavirus pandemic, Alok Sharma, the UK business secretary, has announced.

Published 30 March 2020

Dutch ordered to pay compensation to victims of colonial killings

The Netherlands has been ordered to pay compensation to the families of 11 men who were shot dead by Dutch soldiers in Indonesia in the 1940s.

Published 30 March 2020

In pictures... do not disturb

Sarah Ward, a senior associate at English law firm Samuel Phillips, has published some 'ground rules' for her daughters during lockdown.

Published 30 March 2020

And finally... monk-ey business

A priest has been reassigned to a remote monastery after Russian security officials discovered a drug lab at his house.

Published 30 March 2020

Court of Appeal: Man who secured subsidiary protection entitled to join Defence Forces

The Court of Appeal has allowed the appeal of a Pakistani national who was prevented from joining the Defence Forces in Ireland.

Published 27 March 2020

Gwendolen Morgan appointed as registrar to Workplace Relations Commission

Solicitor Gwendolen Morgan has been appointed as registrar to the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

Published 27 March 2020