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Sports lawyer Patrick Conliffe to lead Quantum Sport Ireland

Sports lawyer Patrick Conliffe has been appointed to lead the new Dublin office of sports management company Quantum Sport.

Published 13 January 2021

TLT makes alliance with Belgian law firm GSJ advocaten

UK law firm TLT, which employs around 100 people in Belfast, has entered into a strategic alliance with Belgian law firm GSJ advocaten.

Published 13 January 2021

European legal body creates new category of membership for UK

A new category of membership has been created for the UK to preserve its standing in the Council of European Bars and Law Societies (CCBE) after the end of the Brexit transition period.

Published 13 January 2021

Ireland to ratify OPCAT by 2023 under prisons inspectorate strategy

Plans to allow Ireland to ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) by 2023 form part of the prison inspectorate's first-ever strategic plan.

Published 13 January 2021

Prosecutor had 'grave concerns' over cross-examination of 12-year-old rape victim

A barrister for the Director of Public Prosecutions has said she had "grave concerns" over the cross-examination of a 12-year-old boy who was repeatedly raped by his father.

Published 13 January 2021

Woman claims legal aid application in family law case was refused because she receives HAP

A woman who wants to bring family law proceedings against her allegedly violent former partner has launched a High Court challenge over the Legal Aid Board's refusal to fund her action.

Published 13 January 2021

Benjamin Bestgen: Smart contracts

Benjamin Bestgen gives readers an overview of smart contracts this week. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 13 January 2021

And finally... la petite mort

A woman declared dead by a court is still struggling to undo the ruling more than three years after pointing out she's still alive.

Published 13 January 2021

High Court: Court opines that costs of interlocutory application follow the event

The High Court has found that two plaintiffs are entitled to the costs of an interlocutory application. However, as there is ongoing litigation between the parties, the judge held that they would hear submissions, and was prepared to stay the execution of that order pending the trial.

Published 12 January 2021

Employment law firm GQ|Littler expands into Dublin

GQ|Littler, the UK arm of one of the world's largest employment law firms, has announced its expansion into Dublin under the leadership of partner Niall Pelly.

Published 12 January 2021

MKB Law appoints family solicitor Aoife McCann

Belfast-based MKB Law has announced the appointment of Aoife McCann as a solicitor in its family law team.

Published 12 January 2021

Barristers appeal for inclusion in 'key worker' category for vaccine roll-out

Barristers should be included in the "key worker" category for the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine, the Bar Council of Ireland has said.

Published 12 January 2021

Women encouraged to apply to become senior counsel

Justice Minister Helen McEntee has encouraged women lawyers to apply to be granted the title of senior counsel this year.

Published 12 January 2021

Rights watchdog launches judicial review over failure to fund abortion services

Northern Ireland's human rights watchdog has launched legal action against the government over its failure to commission and fund abortion services.

Published 12 January 2021

Karen Kearney: Defendants' experts – it is time to stop the whitewash

Karen Kearney, partner at Cantillons Solicitors, explores the issue of expert witnesses through the prism of a recent medical negligence case.

Published 12 January 2021