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Dana wins defamation strike out application

The High Court in Dublin has granted applications by singer Dana Rosemary Scallon to strike out 10-year-old defamation actions issued against her.

Published 27 July 2021

Deadline extended for consultation on duty of candour law

The deadline to respond to a consultation on a proposed duty of candour law for Northern Ireland has been extended until the end of August.

Published 27 July 2021

ALG named most popular graduate recruiter

A&L Goodbody (ALB) has been voted Ireland's 'Most Popular Graduate Recruiter in Law' for the tenth year in a row at this year's gradIreland graduate recruitment awards.

Published 27 July 2021

Probation Board chair and board members' terms extended

The current Probation Board for Northern Ireland chair and board members are to have their terms extended for three months.

Published 27 July 2021

Paw and Order campaign launched to address spike in dog theft

Police managed to solve a mere two per cent of dog theft cases in the UK last year.

Published 27 July 2021

And finally... war chest

Lawyers are debating how to deal with a German man who had an anti-aircraft gun, torpedo – and a tank – in his basement.

Published 27 July 2021

Court of Appeal: 16-year sentence upheld for man convicted of violent sexual assaults against sex workers

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal against the severity of a 16-year sentence for a man guilty of violent sexual assaults against two sex workers.

Published 26 July 2021

Shoosmiths appoints Belfast lawyer Grant Edwards as partner

UK law firm Shoosmiths has announced the appointment of corporate lawyer Grant Edwards as a partner in Belfast.

Published 26 July 2021

Stakeholders updated on scheme to regularise undocumented migrants

NGOs, civil society organisations and other stakeholders have been updated on the proposed regularisation scheme for long-term undocumented migrants.

Published 26 July 2021

Commercial property lawyer graduates again

Commercial property lawyer Rosemary Stevenson has graduated from Queen's University Belfast (QUB) with a first class honours degree and top of her class – for a second time.

Published 26 July 2021

Portrait of Ms Justice Mella Carroll unveiled at DCU

A portrait of the late Ms Justice Mella Carroll, the first woman to serve as a High Court judge, has been unveiled by Dublin City University (DCU).

Published 26 July 2021

Landmark climate legislation signed into law

The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021 has been signed by the president, setting Ireland on its path to net zero carbon emissions. 

Published 26 July 2021

England: Lord Devlin's daughter claims father sexually abused her as a child

The now 81-year-old daughter of influential English judge Lord Devlin has told an inquiry that she suffered sexual abuse at his hands throughout her childhood and adolescence.

Published 26 July 2021

Rumpole rebooted – iconic series to return with female lead

Rumpole of the Bailey is to make a return – albeit in a very different form.

Published 26 July 2021

And finally… fake law

A woman managed to dupe the legal profession into believing she was qualified to practise law for three years.

Published 26 July 2021