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High Court: Renewed application for leave to apply for judicial review refused

The High Court has refused a renewed application for leave to apply for judicial review by a man, Dermot O’Callaghan, representing himself, who made the application by way of a written application submitted to the Central Office of the High Court. He is currently detained in Mountjoy Prison.

Published 14 January 2021

Law Society has not asked for solicitors to be included in priority vaccine roll-out

The Law Society of Ireland has not followed the Bar Council in asking the government to include lawyers in the "key worker" priority category for the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out.

Published 14 January 2021

Philip Lee promotes five to senior associate

Commercial law firm Philip Lee has announced the promotion of five associates to senior associate.

Published 14 January 2021

DWF announces new global operating structure

Global legal business DWF, with offices in Dublin and Belfast, has announced plans to adopt a new internal operating structure with effect from May 2021.

Published 14 January 2021

Draft strategy aims to pull women and girls away from offending

A proposed strategy to support and challenge women and girls who are on the cusp of offending or who have already turned to crime has gone out for consultation.

Published 14 January 2021

Judicial review over hospital waiting lists to go ahead

Two women have been granted permission to bring a judicial review over the length of NHS waiting lists in Northern Ireland.

Published 14 January 2021

New book explores influence of factors beyond the law on judicial decisions

The influence of cognitive bias, stereotypes and other factors beyond the law on judicial decisions is explored in a new book by Dr Brian Barry, a law lecturer at Technological University Dublin.

Published 14 January 2021

Disabled people 'left behind' in Covid-19 planning

Disabled people are being "left behind" and excluded from decision-making when it comes to Covid-19 planning by the State, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has warned.

Published 14 January 2021

Human Rights Act review launches call for evidence

The UK government's review of the Human Rights Act has launched a call for evidence.

Published 14 January 2021

England: Reform of mental health law to give people 'more control' over care and treatment

People detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 will benefit from landmark reforms providing them with more control over their care and treatment, the UK government has announced.

Published 14 January 2021

And finally... worm has turned

Yellow mealworms have become the first insects cleared for human consumption by scientists at the EU's food safety agency.

Published 14 January 2021

Court of Appeal: Certiorari order upheld in residence card case

The Court of Appeal has upheld the judgment of the High Court granting certiorari of refusal of a residence card.

Published 13 January 2021

Rights groups call for State to 'rectify wrongs' in mother and baby homes

Rights groups have called on the State to "rectify the wrongs done" to women and children following the publication of the long-awaited final report of the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation.

Published 13 January 2021

Lawyers and campaigners called for mother and baby homes inquiry

Lawyers and rights campaigners have called for the establishment of a public inquiry into mother and baby homes in Northern Ireland.

Published 13 January 2021

Maples and Calder appoints financial services regulatory partner Lorna Smith

Maples and Calder (Ireland) LLP, the Maples Group's law firm in Ireland, has announced the appointment of Lorna Smith as a partner in its financial services regulatory practice.

Published 13 January 2021