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Guardians ad litem paid €8.9m last year

Guardians ad litem (Gal) in Irish childcare cases were paid a total of €8.9 million in 2015, an increase of 7.5 per cent on the previous year.

Published 5 August 2016

Pinsent Masons considers Dublin expansion in wake of Brexit vote

Global firm Pinsent Masons, which has a strong base in Northern Ireland, has refused to rule out a future expansion into Dublin as part of its response to the Brexit vote.

Published 5 August 2016

Young Belfast entrepreneurs learn from Arthur Cox

Five young Belfast entrepreneurs learned about the legal process of setting up a start-up at an interactive workshop hosted by Arthur Cox.

Published 5 August 2016

Street party organisers threatened with prosecution

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has warned the organisers of a planned Belfast street party that they face prosecution if they go ahead with plans to block a main arterial route without permission.

Published 5 August 2016

Geoffrey Robertson QC slams May government's 'supine' inaction over British citizen held in Iran without charge

A human rights barrister has called on the UK authorities to do something about a British citizen who has been held in Iran without charge – for five months.

Published 5 August 2016

Supreme Court dismisses adverse possession case brought against the State’s public transport corporation

A man claimed to have been in possession of a 3-acre field beside Clondalkin Railway Station from 1977 to 2007, however the Supreme Court held that use of the land was both sporadic and lacking in exclusivity, and that repairs carried out by the State corporation amounted to assertion of the original title.

Published 4 August 2016

Government under pressure to extend Pitchford Inquiry to Northern Ireland

The UK government has come under increasing pressure to extend the Pitchford Inquiry into undercover policing into Northern Ireland.

Published 4 August 2016

Personal injury lawyers oppose plan to delete old Companies House records

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) has criticised proposals by Companies House to delete the details of defunct UK businesses after six years.

Published 4 August 2016

Number denied entry into Ireland rises as deportation orders fall

The number of people refused entry into Ireland has risen sharply while the number of deportations ordered from the country has fallen, The Irish Times reports.

Published 4 August 2016

Government to establish National Cyber Security Centre

Communications Minister Denis Naughten is expected to propose the formal establishment of a National Cyber Security Centre next month, The Irish Times reports.

Published 4 August 2016

UKSC: Damages claims for victims of motor accidents caused by uninsured drivers determined by law of state in which accident occurred

Damages claims against motor insurance bureaus should be determined according to the law of the state in which the accident occurred, the UK Supreme Court has ruled.

Published 4 August 2016

PSNI told to improve protection and support for vulnerable victims

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) must improve its protection and support for vulnerable victims, according to a new report.

Published 4 August 2016

Repeal the 8th mural now adorns home of Irish civil liberties group

A mural controversially removed from the wall of the Project Arts Centre last month is visible again at the Dublin headquarters of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL).

Published 4 August 2016

Matheson wins alternative investments award

Dublin firm Matheson has been named Best Alternative Investments Law Firm Europe 2016 at the Wealth & Finance International Alternative Investment Awards 2016.

Published 4 August 2016

England: Charity successfully challenges NHS decision not to consider preventative treatment for HIV and AIDS

The High Court held that NHS England erred in law by refusing to consider the funding of an anti-retroviral drug that would ultimately save the health service money by reducing the occurrence of HIV and AIDS by upwards of seventy-five per cent.

Published 3 August 2016