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Fitzgerald remarks on deportation sparks call to engage with Muslim community

Muslim community leaders across Ireland have expressed concerns over Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald's recent remarks about the deportation of suspected Islamic extremists.

Published 25 July 2016

Callan Tansey congratulates solicitors on 50 years combined experience

Two partners at Sligo-based firm Callan Tansey have celebrated "an important watershed" in their professional lives, reaching 50 years of combined legal experience.

Published 25 July 2016

Application by father to return his children to England is approved despite their objections

The father of three children aged 13, 10 and 9, who were born in the jurisdiction of England and Wales, has succeeded in his application to the High Court for their return pursuant to Article 12 of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction 1980.

Published 22 July 2016

Retired judge wins right to practice as a barrister

The High Court has ruled that retired judge Barry White can return to work as a barrister, The Irish Times reports.

Published 22 July 2016

Legal rights group calls for human rights based approach to budgeting

Legal rights group FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) has called on the State to take a human rights based approach to budgeting in its 2017 pre-budget submission to the Department of Social Protection.

Published 22 July 2016

'Strong team' at head of new Legal Services Regulatory Authority

A "strong and competent team" is now in place at the head of the new Legal Services Regulatory Authority following Oireachtas approval, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said.

Published 22 July 2016

UKSC: Malicious prosecution claim in civil proceedings permitted to go to trial in 5-4 ruling

Malicious prosecution can exist in civil proceedings as between private individuals, the UK Supreme Court has ruled.

Published 22 July 2016

UKSC's Lord Carnwath delivers private law and people address

In a speech entitled “People and principle in the developing law”, delivered at the University of Cambridge, Lord Carnwath of the UK Supreme Court discusses three cases he heard while a judge in the Chancery Division.

Published 22 July 2016

Human rights concerns in Egypt prompt 'step-change' in UK government attitude

UK Foreign Office concerns over Egypt’s human rights record have led to a “step-change” in the UK’s approach to that government, according to a new FCO human rights report.

Published 22 July 2016

Craobh na Cúirte raises £350 for Law Society charity

An Irish language solicitors' group raised £350 in support of the Law Society of Northern Ireland's chosen charity for 2016.

Published 22 July 2016

Supreme Court agrees with the State that the enactment of legislation does not amount to “legitimate expectation”

Although the State’s appeal was ultimately dismissed due to the absence of any substantive effect flowing from the decision, the Supreme Court has unanimously agreed with the State that legislation should not amount to legitimate expectation that can be breached and therefore result in the pursuance of damages.

Published 21 July 2016

Dáil approves Legal Services Regulatory Authority appointments

TDs today approved the appointment of eleven members to the new Legal Services Regulatory Authority.

Published 21 July 2016

Oireachtas approve new Criminal Assets Bureau powers to seize assets

A bill to provide Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) officers with the power to seize and detain property suspected to be the proceeds of crime has been approved by the Oireachtas.

Published 21 July 2016

Tughans tops Experian dealmaking tables

Belfast firm Tughans has topped the Experian Deal Review and Advisor League Tables for the number of deals done in Northern Ireland in the second quarter of 2016.

Published 21 July 2016

UKSC: Collateral lie not fatal to insurance claim

ed by a flood in her engine room. Her main engine was damaged beyond repair. The flood was caused by (i) the crew’s negligence in failing to close the sea inlet valve in the emergency fire pumps, (ii) damage to the pumps, (iii) the negligence of previous contractors who had failed to seal bulkheads and (iv) defects in the engine room pumping system. The appellant owners presented an insurance claim to the respondent insurers for €3,241,310.60. They told the insurer’s solicitors that the crew had informed them that the bilge alarm had sounded at noon that day, but could not be investigated because the vessel was rolling in heavy weather. This was a lie told by the owners to strengthen the claim, accelerate payment under the policy, and take the focus off any defects in the vessel for which the owners might have been responsible. The lie was in fact irrelevant to the claim, since the vessel’s loss was found to have been caused by a peril of the seas. But the judge held that the owners’ lie was a “fraudulent device”, which meant the insurers did not have to pay out under the policy. The Court of Appeal agreed.

Published 21 July 2016