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England: First Chartered Legal Executive becomes Honorary Queen’s Counsel

Millicent Grant has become the first chartered legal executive to be appointed an Honorary Queen’s Counsel.

Published 17 January 2020

Irish Legal Heritage: The Glenrowan Siege and the end of the Kelly Gang

Edward “Ned” Kelly was a famous Irish-Australian bushranger and outlaw who was executed in November 1880. Part I, Part II and Part III of this series were published last year.

Published 17 January 2020

And finally... beefed up

Japan is planning new legislation to protect its prized wagyu beef from being reared in neighbouring China.

Published 17 January 2020

High Court: Judgment mortgage registered against debtor did not affect interest of joint tenant

The registration of a judgment against a debtor’s interest in lands did not affect the interest of his father who was a joint tenant, the High Court has ruled.

Published 16 January 2020

O'Flynn Exhams Solicitors names Shane Crossan as managing partner

Cork-based O'Flynn Exhams (OFX) Solicitors has announced the election of Shane Crossan as the firm's new managing partner, succeeding Richard Neville.

Published 16 January 2020

Supreme Court sits with four women judges in five-judge panel in landmark moment

The Supreme Court sat as a five-judge panel with four women on the bench for the first time in Irish legal history this morning.

Published 16 January 2020

Owen Williamson elected as chair of NI Young Solicitors' Association

Belfast solicitor Owen Williamson of Shean Dickson Merrick Solicitors has been elected as chairperson of the Northern Ireland Young Solicitors' Association (NIYSA).

Published 16 January 2020

Law Society issues warning about fake immigration law firms

The Law Society of Ireland has issued a warning about fake law firms operating under the names Immigration Solicitors Dublin and Immigration Lawyer Cork.

Published 16 January 2020

Trans woman settles sex discrimination case against Debenhams for £9,000

A transgender woman supported by the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has settled a sex discrimination case against retailer Debenhams for £9,000 with no admission of liability.

Published 16 January 2020

England: Cameras to be allowed in court for the first time

Draft legislation has been laid before Parliament to allow cameras in courts in England and Wales for the first time.

Published 16 January 2020

#InPictures: Francis Hanna & Co sponsors charity expedition to South Pole

Belfast-based Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors sponsored local man Garrett Curran on his charity fundraising expedition to the South Pole.

Published 16 January 2020

And finally... it's a goal!

A goalkeeper who was hit by a football has won a £500,000 payout over the injury.

Published 16 January 2020

High Court: Terms of recognisance in breach of Criminal Procedure Act did not deprive District Court of jurisdiction

The fact that the remand period in a recognisance exceeded 30 days, in breach of the Criminal Procedure Act 1967, did not deprive the District Court of substantive jurisdiction, the High Court has ruled.

Published 15 January 2020

HOMS Solicitors appoints Lisa Killeen as banking partner

Holmes O'Malley Sexton Solicitors has announced the appointment of Lisa Killeen as a partner in the banking team.

Published 15 January 2020