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ECJ rules Safe Harbour EU-US data sharing agreement is invalid

An agreement that allowed technology companies and others to send personal data from the EU to the US has been declared invalid by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

Published 6 October 2015

Mason Hayes & Curran will create 75 jobs in 2015

Leading business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran has announced it will have created 75 new jobs by the end of 2015.

Published 5 October 2015

New court complex will form part of €875m justice investment

A new state-of-the-art Family & Children’s Court complex will be built in Dublin as part of an unprecedented €875 million capital funding package for the justice sector.

Published 5 October 2015

Mid-sized Scots law firms see significant turnover growth

An annual legal practices benchmarking review by Scottish accountants Henderson Loggie points to signs of growth among Scottish law firms.

Published 2 October 2015

Strasbourg notifies Russia of new inter-state application over Crimea and Eastern Ukraine

On 29 September the European court of Human Rights (ECtHR) invited the Russian government to submit its observations on the admissibility of a new inter-state application lodged by the government of Ukraine on 27 August 2015, under Article 33 (inter-state cases) of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), against the Russian Federation.

Published 2 October 2015

Data protection laws may apply to foreign companies rules ECJ

Data protection legislation of a member state may be applied to a foreign company which exercises in that state, through stable arrangements, a real and effective activity the European Court of Justice has ruled.

Published 2 October 2015

Data protection laws may apply to foreign companies rules ECJ

Data protection legislation of a member state may be applied to a foreign company which exercises in that state, through stable arrangements, a real and effective activity the European Court of Justice has ruled.

Published 2 October 2015

High Court judge makes gagging order to stop press publishing details of Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton’s divorce proceedings

A High Court judge has made a “gagging order” prohibiting the media from publishing details of the divorce proceedings between Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton.

Published 2 October 2015

Mason Hayes & Curran appoints two new partners

Mason Hayes & Curran (MHC) has appointed two new partners in its real estate and asset finance divisions respectively.

Published 30 September 2015

National Crime Agency having 'positive effect' in Northern Ireland

The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) is already having "positive effects" in Northern Ireland, according to Justice Minister David Ford.

Published 30 September 2015

A&L Goodbody wins US tax law accolade

Leading law firm A&L Goodbody has won a prestigious accolade at an awards ceremony in New York hosted by International Tax Review.

Published 30 September 2015

Bill for NI children's services co-operation 'rewritten'

The Children's Services Co-operation Bill is to be considered further after being significantly amended in the Northern Ireland Assembly yesterday.

Published 30 September 2015

England: teaching assistant who had sex with 15-year-old pupil given suspended sentence

A teaching assistant at a school in Manchester who seduced a school pupil and had sex with him 50 times has avoided jail and instead been given a two year suspended sentence and 250 hours' community service.

Published 30 September 2015

MacAskill branded hypocrite as he backs Connolly statue

Scotland's former justice secretary Kenny MacAskill has been branded a hypocrite after suggesting a statue of early 20th Century republican and socialist leader James Connolly could be erected in Edinburgh.

Published 30 September 2015

Smoky coal to be banned nationwide by 2018

Smoky coal will be banned across the State in time for the "heating season" in 2018, according to Environment Minister Alan Kelly.

Published 30 September 2015