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High Court to hear judicial review over Irish language strategy

The High Court in Belfast will tomorrow hear a judicial review against the Northern Ireland Executive over its failure to adopt an Irish language strategy.

Published 7 February 2017

Amal Clooney nominated for Tipperary peace prize

Lebanese-British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has been nominated for the 2017 Tipperary International Peace Prize.

Published 7 February 2017

Michael Graham elected to STEP committee on legal capacity

Michael Graham, head of the private client team at Belfast firm Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors, has been elected to a STEP committee on legal capacity.

Published 7 February 2017

Supreme Court: Convicted drug-dealer loses claim against former solicitors for “worry and upset” before trial

A man who served five years for possession of heroin with intent to supply, has been unsuccessful in his appeal to the Supreme Court in which he claimed that the solicitors representing him at his criminal trial were liable for worry and stress in the week running up to his trial in 1999.

Published 6 February 2017

Legal rights campaigners welcome compensation ruling for direct provision delays

Legal rights campaigners have welcomed a compensation award for a family residing in Direct Provision as an important vindication of their arguments that the system is failing people.

Published 6 February 2017

Five join Dublin team at HOMS Solicitors

Holmes O'Malley Sexton Solicitors has welcomed four new lawyers to its Dublin office team at its new premises at 2 Ely Place.

Published 6 February 2017

Edwards & Co. welcomes David Sturgess as property partner

Belfast firm Edwards & Co. Solicitors has announced the appointment of David Sturgess as a partner and head of the firm's property team.

Published 6 February 2017

Ken Murphy begins term on Bar Issues Commission

The director general of the Law Society of Ireland has begun serving on the Bar Issues Commission within the International Bar Association (IBA), the Society's Gazette reports.

Published 6 February 2017

Mason Hayes & Curran launches CPD manager app

Dublin firm Mason Hayes & Curran has launched a new mobile phone app to assist Irish lawyers in keeping track of their completed CPD hours.

Published 6 February 2017

Free booklet sets out law on farm succession planning

A new free booklet on farm succession planning has been published by JPH Law Solicitors.

Published 6 February 2017

Maternal death campaigners hear from human rights expert

Campaigners calling for stricter laws on inquests for maternal deaths heard from a leading human rights expert at their conference over the weekend.

Published 6 February 2017

NI High Court: Woman seriously injured at private party loses claim against venue

A woman who suffered severe lacerations to her leg while attending a masquerade ball in Belle Isle Castle has lost her £100,000 claim against the company owning the popular Fermanagh venue.

Published 3 February 2017

Irish solicitor profession grows to record-breaking 10,000

There are more than 10,000 solicitors with certificates to practise in Ireland for the first time ever, according to the Law Society of Ireland.

Published 3 February 2017

Government officials busy reviewing coronial legislation

Government officials are reviewing coronial legislation with a view to introducing a new Coroners Bill as soon as possible.

Published 3 February 2017