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William Rogers

Northern Ireland solicitor William Rogers, a former senior partner in Carson McDowell, has passed away.

Published 19 June 2019

Prison inspections thwarted by inadequate resources

The Inspector of Prisons, Patricia Gilheaney, has warned that regular prison inspections are not taking place because of inadequate resources.

Published 19 June 2019

Decline in Community Return Programme numbers branded 'disappointing'

A decline in the number of offenders participating in the Community Return Programme has been branded "disappointing" by penal reform campaigners.

Published 19 June 2019

Insight Legal: Is your Legal Data being held to ransom?

By Brian Welsh, CEO of Insight Legal

Published 19 June 2019

Pinsent Masons joins campaign to promote disability inclusion

Pinsent Masons has signed up to The Valuable 500 campaign which seeks to place disability inclusion on the board agenda of 500 global businesses.

Published 19 June 2019

England: Victims of discrimination denied right to justice under legal aid system

Victims of discrimination in England and Wales are being denied their fundamental right to justice and perpetrators are going unchallenged because of failures in the legal aid system, the human rights watchdog has warned.

Published 19 June 2019

Germany's proposed autobahn toll ruled unlawful by European Court

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a German autobahn toll proposal which would have put the burden of cost solely on the owners and drivers of cars registered in other EU member states is contrary to EU law.

Published 19 June 2019

Channel Islands move towards wealth transparency

Offshore private registers detailing who owns which companies in the Channel Islands are to be made public.

Published 19 June 2019

Protestors prepare for Hong Kong's 'last battle'

Protestors in Hong Kong are preparing for fresh rallies on Friday as they demand city authorities satisfy their demands on the revocation of the Extradition Bill, The Guardian reports.

Published 19 June 2019

And finally... dog days

A man was detained by police after giving his dogs "illegal" names in an eastern province of China.

Published 19 June 2019

Teenagers who killed Ana Kriégel become youngest convicted murderers in Ireland

Two 14-year-old boys have become the youngest convicted murderers in the history of the State after being found guilty of the murder of 14-year-old Ana Kriégel.

Published 19 June 2019

Court of Appeal: PSNI officers entitled to claim for underpayment of holiday pay from 1998

The Court of Appeal in Belfast has held that PSNI officers can pursue claims for holiday pay from the date of commencement of the Working Time Regulations (NI) 1998, and are not confined to a three-month limitation.

Published 18 June 2019

HOMS Solicitors appoints six new partners in Dublin and Limerick

HOMS Solicitors has announced the appointment of six new partners in Dublin and Limerick across the firm's litigation, insurance, commercial property and private client practices.

Published 18 June 2019

Irish lawyer Elizabeth Dunne appointed senior legal counsel at Petronash

Irish lawyer Elizabeth Dunne has been appointed as senior legal counsel at Petronash.

Published 18 June 2019

MHP Solicitors appoints John Shaw as managing partner

Ennis-based Michael Houlihan & Partners (MHP) has announced the appointment of John Shaw as the firm's new managing partner.

Published 18 June 2019