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Gibson & Associates Solicitors appoints property solicitor Celine Clarkin

Gibson & Associates Solicitors has welcomed solicitor Celine Clarkin to the property team in the firm's Letterkenny office.

Published 12 February 2019

Top lawyers earned over €650,000 from legal aid scheme last year

Two Irish lawyers earned more than €650,000 through the criminal legal aid scheme in 2018, according to new Department of Justice figures.

Published 12 February 2019

BLM warns that Ireland will remain 'fraud tourism capital of Europe' without government action

Ireland will remain the "fraud tourism" capital of Europe because there are no "credible repercussions" for those caught making fraudulent injury claims, defence litigation solicitor Sarah Dick has claimed.

Published 12 February 2019

Children's Law Centre to benefit from £31,000 grant

The Children's Law Centre has received a £31,000 grant from Northern Ireland's Department of Justice to support young people in Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre.

Published 12 February 2019

Second fire attack on proposed refugee housing branded 'unacceptable and worrying'

A hotel which was earmarked as a possible Direct Provision centre has been subjected to an arson attack for the second time in five weeks.

Published 12 February 2019

New book sets out law on arrest, detention and questioning of suspects

A new book setting out the law and practice of the arrest, detention and questioning of criminal suspects is now available.

Published 12 February 2019

ECtHR: Judgment ordering lawyer to pay excessive damages to judge breached Article 10

A now-deceased lawyer who alleged a breach of his right to freedom of expression suffered a violation of his Article 10 rights, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled.

Published 12 February 2019

England: Judicial bullying prompting female barristers to leave profession

Female barristers are leaving the profession because of a failure to prevent bullying by judges, lawyers have claimed.

Published 12 February 2019

Diversionary disposals consultation extended until March

A consultation on the use of diversionary disposals by the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) has been extended until March.

Published 12 February 2019

England: Judge 'given advice' after falling alseep during hearing

A judicial watchdog in England and Wales has given "formal advice" to a High Court judge who fell asleep during a hearing.

Published 12 February 2019

And finally... bugged

A courthouse was evacuated after a lawyer showed up with an "abundance" of bed bugs falling out of his suit.

Published 12 February 2019

High Court: Application for third-party discovery of documents held by the Police Ombudsman is refused

An application for third-party discovery pursuant to section 32 of the Administration of Justice Act 1970 of documents held by the Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland has been refused in the High Court in Belfast.

Published 11 February 2019

Solicitor Mary Henderson joins Immigrant Council of Ireland

Solicitor Mary Henderson has joined the independent law centre at the Immigrant Council of Ireland.

Published 11 February 2019

Alison O'Brien wins LK Shields IP law award at NUI Galway

Law graduate Alison O'Brien has been named this year's winner of the annual LK Shields Hugh Garvey Memorial Award for Intellectual Property Law.

Published 11 February 2019

Edmund Honohan asks High Court president to explain decision to remove him from debt cases

The Master of the High Court, Edmund Honohan SC, has publicly challenged the president of the High Court to explain why he has been removed from debt cases, the Irish Independent reports.

Published 11 February 2019