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Legislation needed to protect children's rights in cases of assisted reproduction and surrogacy

New legislation is required to protect the rights of children in cases of donor-assisted human reproduction (DAHR) and surrogacy, a new report has recommended.

Published 8 April 2021

Lady Justice Rose to be sworn in next week

Lady Justice Rose will be sworn in as a justice of the UK Supreme Court in a closed event next Tuesday.

Published 8 April 2021

Deals roundup

Our regular round-up of deals involving Irish law firms. Submit your deals to newsdesk@irishlegal.com.

Published 8 April 2021

Philip Flynn: The future of in-house

Philip Flynn, founder and owner of legal consultancy PF Solicitors, explores the future of in-house legal services.

Published 8 April 2021

Home Office to send asylum seekers to live in 'squalor and inhumane conditions'

The Home Office has come under fire after confirming plans to send asylum seekers to live in "squalor and inhumane conditions" at a former military site.

Published 8 April 2021

And finally... lotto fraud

Police have seized luxury cars, villas, cash and shares from a ring of lottery workers who allegedly used their positions to reap in millions of euros.

Published 8 April 2021

Lawyers showing 'lack of willingness' to resolve consumer complaints informally

Lawyers are showing a "lack of willingness" to engage with the informal resolution or mediation process following consumer complaints, the Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) has said.

Published 7 April 2021

Law Society slams 'third world infrastructure' for family justice

Ireland has been left with "third world infrastructure" in the family courts and urgent investment is needed to prevent children and vulnerable people from paying the price, the Law Society of Ireland has said.

Published 7 April 2021

Supreme Court ruling will 'completely change' Workplace Relations Commission

A landmark Supreme Court ruling on the operation of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) could lead to cases being dealt with more quickly, a leading employment lawyer has said.

Published 7 April 2021

Lawyers urged to review advertising after complaints upheld

Lawyers have been urged to review their online, print and other advertising to ensure it is fully compliant with regulations brought in last year.

Published 7 April 2021

Courts service extends contract for 'Nightingale venue' at ICC Belfast until June

The Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service (NICTS) has extended its contract for the use of the International Convention Centre (ICC) as a courts venue for a further three months.

Published 7 April 2021

Leaked Facebook data may predate GDPR

A massive dataset of personal information from 553 million Facebook users which surfaced online over the weekend may predate the GDPR, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) has said.

Published 7 April 2021

Former Sinn Féin justice spokesperson settles defamation claim against RTÉ

Sinn Féin's former justice spokesperson Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire has settled a defamation claim against broadcaster RTÉ for over €150,000, according to reports.

Published 7 April 2021

Benjamin Bestgen: Clothes maketh people

"Travelling with an enormous piece of luggage only seems like a contradiction in terms to those who feel properly dressed for every occasion in T-shirt, jeans, and trainers," writes Bernhard Roetzel. But have times changed and should smart casual or something worse prevail? We hope not. Benjamin Bestgen takes up the topic of clothes this week. See last week's jurisprudential primer here.

Published 7 April 2021

Prosecutions for cannabis possession down dramatically

Prosecutions for the possession of cannabis have declined dramatically in the UK over the past decade, according to new figures.

Published 7 April 2021