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Proposal to protect identities of reprimanded judges comes under scrutiny

Proposals to protect the identities of judges who are reprimanded for misconduct have come under criticism from opposition politicians and the Law Society of Ireland, The Irish Times reports.

Published 30 August 2017

Paul Tweed to open doors of new boutique law firm in London, Dublin and Belfast

Belfast lawyer Paul Tweed is set to open his new boutique law firm TWEED this Friday.

Published 30 August 2017

David Craig to head media team at Johnsons Solicitors

Belfast-based Johnsons Solicitors has announced the appointment of David Craig as head of the firm’s media department.

Published 30 August 2017

Court of Appeal 'has not succeeded so far'

Ireland's new Court of Appeal has not succeeded in dealing with a backlog of appellate cases, a law lecturer at Maynooth University has said.

Published 30 August 2017

Sir James Munby: Family courts fail in 'world without lawyers'

Sir James Munby has said the family courts are not fit for purpose in a “world without lawyers”.

Published 30 August 2017

Six new part-timers join human rights commission

Six new part-time commissioners have been appointed to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC).

Published 30 August 2017

National Crime Agency acted illegally in Thai double murder investigation

The National Crime Agency has been forced to admit that it acted illegally in assisting Thai police investigate, arrest and convict two young Burmese men sentenced to death for the murder of British backpackers Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.

Published 30 August 2017

Second series of Striking Out to be longer than first

The second series of Irish legal drama Striking Out will be longer than the first, star Amy Huberman has revealed during filming.

Published 30 August 2017

High Court: Former member of An Garda Síochána awarded €50,000 for assault on duty

Pursuant to the An Garda Síochána (Compensation) Act 1941-1945, a former Garda has been awarded €50,000 compensation for injuries sustained while arresting a woman in Dublin in 2003.

Published 29 August 2017

Taoiseach discussed Halawa case with Egyptian president

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar yesterday discussed the case of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa with his Egyptian counterpart, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.

Published 29 August 2017

Carndonagh solicitor firm hit by devastating flood

Valuable archives and documents at the offices of Patrick J O'Doherty Solicitors in Carndonagh have been destroyed in a flood.

Published 29 August 2017

Police investigating rogue social media accounts which targeted solicitor

Three Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) officers and a staff member are under investigation in connection to rogue social media accounts, including one which issued derogatory tweets about a solicitor, The Irish News reports.

Published 29 August 2017

LK Shields welcomes associate solicitor to litigation team

Dublin-based firm LK Shields has welcomed associate solicitor Rachel Lee to the firm's litigation and dispute resolution department.

Published 29 August 2017

Carson McDowell advises on $100 million investment into local firm

Belfast firm Carson McDowell has advised a provider of cloud-enabled managed services to global capital markets on a significant investment by a New York-based private equity firm.

Published 29 August 2017

Courts Service has spent €166,000 on rent since Tuam courthouse closed

The Courts Service of Ireland has spent €166,000 over twelve years to lease accommodation for court sittings in Tuam, The Connacht Tribune reports.

Published 29 August 2017