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High Court president criticises lawyers for not following Covid-19 guidelines

The president of the High Court has criticised lawyers for failing to follow public health guidelines in the courts, including the requirement for two-metre physical distancing.

Published 16 October 2020

Eversheds Sutherland welcomes first Belfast trainee

Global law firm Eversheds Sutherland has welcomed its first-ever trainee solicitor in Belfast.

Published 16 October 2020

Department of Justice publishes research on spent convictions

The Department of Justice has published two research papers on spent convictions as part of a government review of Ireland's spent convictions regime.

Published 16 October 2020

Internal Market Bill ‘contrary to rule of law and destabilises devolution'

The UK government's Internal Market Bill is "contrary to the rule of law" and risks destabilising the UK's constitutional settlement, a Lords committee has said.

Published 16 October 2020

Police and MI5 crime authorisation bill clears third reading

Proposed legislation giving undercover police and MI5 agents explicit permission to commit criminal offences has passed its third reading in the House of Commons by a huge margin.

Published 16 October 2020

DCU to host virtual National Moot Court Competition 2020

Dublin City University will host an entirely virtual National Moot Court Competition for the first time next month.

Published 16 October 2020

Pub regulator bares teeth for first time with £2m fine

The UK's pubs regulator has issued its first fine, of £2 million, against Edinburgh-headquartered Star Pubs & Bars.

Published 16 October 2020

And finally... sobering news

Westminster taps will run dry tomorrow after parliamentary authorities ordered a ban on alcohol sales due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published 16 October 2020

Ken Murphy to retire as director general of Law Society

Ken Murphy is set to retire as director general of the Law Society of Ireland early next year after over 25 years in the post.

Published 16 October 2020

Gateley announces major expansion into Northern Ireland

UK law firm Gateley LLP has announced plans to create a new legal and professional services team in Belfast.

Published 15 October 2020

High Court: Court gives reasons to join AG and not send CJEU Reference

The High Court, in a reasoned judgment following on from an earlier order, set out reasons for the joining of the Attorney General in judicial review proceedings, and for not sending an Art.267 Reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

Published 15 October 2020

Tully Rinckey appoints Malachy Kearney to lead investment funds team

Tully Rinckey LLP has announced the appointment of experienced funds lawyer Malachy Kearney as a partner in Dublin and head of the firm's investment funds department.

Published 15 October 2020

Courts in Level 4 areas to remain open

Courts in Cavan, Donegal and Monaghan will remain open following the introduction of tighter Covid-19 restrictions from midnight tonight.

Published 15 October 2020

Family lawyers to scrutinise court reform proposals

The Family Lawyers’ Association of Ireland (FLA) has established a committee of family law practitioners to scrutinise the government's proposals for family court reform.

Published 15 October 2020

Legal Aid Board denies asylum fee cuts will impact access to justice

The Legal Aid Board has denied claims that cuts to fees for solicitors advising international protection applicants will impact access to justice for a vulnerable group of people.

Published 15 October 2020