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LK Shields appoints Paul Dineen as associate solicitor

LK Shields has announced the appointment of Paul Dineen as an associate solicitor in the firm's corporate and commercial team.

Published 15 January 2020

Sheena Mahaffey joins criminal defence team at HHD Solicitors

Belfast-based Higgins Hollywood Deazley (HHD) Solicitors has announced the appointment of advanced solicitor advocate Sheena Mahaffey to the firm's criminal department.

Published 15 January 2020

Record number of bills to lapse when Dáil dissolves for election

A record 320 bills, including the controversial bill to reform the judicial appointments process, are expected to lapse when the Dáil is dissolved for the election next month.

Published 15 January 2020

Michael Farrell elected as first vice-chair of European anti-racism body

Irish lawyer Michael Farrell has been elected as first vice-chair of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI).

Published 15 January 2020

Drone expert Dr Ciara Bracken-Roche joins Maynooth University Department of Law

Maynooth University has announced the appointment of Dr Ciara Bracken-Roche as an assistant professor of criminology.

Published 15 January 2020

Disabled prisoners facing challenges in 'all areas of prison life', report warns

Disabled people in Irish prisons face challenges in "all areas of prison life" and have poor understanding of their own legal rights, according to new research published by the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT).

Published 15 January 2020

Richard Grogan: What is a protected disclosure?

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates examines the law on protected disclosures.

Published 15 January 2020

Jennifer Cashman: Is it legal in Ireland to discriminate against vegans?

Ronan Daly Jermyn partner Jennifer Cashman and solicitor Alan Devaney consider whether a recent UK employment equality decision recognising ethical veganism as a belief protected by law could be replicated in Ireland.

Published 15 January 2020

DWF gives sixth form pupils first-hand experience of recruitment

Global legal business DWF gave sixth form students from Belfast first-hand experience of the recruitment process by participating in a The Apprentice-style employability programme.

Published 15 January 2020

Top law firms back initiative to bring professionals back to Belfast

Top law firms in Northern Ireland are supporting a new initiative aimed at encouraging professionals in the diaspora to make Belfast their home.

Published 15 January 2020

And finally... touché

A man has asked a judge to let him resolve a dispute with his ex-wife and her lawyer through "trial by combat" with samurai swords.

Published 15 January 2020

High Court: Girl granted order rejecting €21K damages assessment made by PIAB

A girl who initially accepted a €21,000 damages assessment from the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) for injuries sustained in a road traffic accident has been granted an order rejecting this assessment and a declaration that the PIAB can authorise legal proceedings.

Published 14 January 2020

Síofra O'Leary appointed section president of European human rights court

Ireland's judge at the European Court of Human Rights has been elected as one of five section presidents.

Published 14 January 2020

MKB Law announces 'six-figure refurbishment' of Belfast offices

Corporate law firm MKB Law has announced a six-figure refurbishment of its Belfast offices ahead of plans to boost its headcount by 15 per cent over the next three years.

Published 14 January 2020

Human rights lawyer suggests 'sex-for-rent' landlords could be prosecuted

A prominent human rights lawyer has suggested landlords could face prosecution for requesting sexual favours in lieu of rent.

Published 14 January 2020