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Scotland: Ukrainian anti-corruption prosecution targets Scottish limited partnership

Ukrainian prosecutors have alleged that a Lanarkshire-based firm was used to skim nearly $2 million from the Ukrainian government's sale of cannon shells to the United Arab Emirates.

Published 26 July 2016

Court of Appeal: Judicial review is an effective remedy in accordance with EU directive on refugee status

The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform has succeeded in his appeal against a High Court decision (N.M. v. Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform IEHC 638), with the Court of Appeal declaring that the trial judge had erred in concluding that the remedy of judicial review was in itself an ineffective remedy.

Published 25 July 2016

Decision to allow former judge to return to work as barrister shakes profession

Barristers have expressed misgivings over the High Court's decision to allow a former judge to return to practising as a barrister.

Published 25 July 2016

David Ford and others threaten legal challenge over Brexit

Northern Ireland's former Justice Minister David Ford is among a group of politicians and human rights activists who have threatened a judicial review over Brexit.

Published 25 July 2016

Family law solicitor issues warning over court delays

Court delays in Ireland have brought the processes of divorce and separation almost to a halt, a family law solicitor has said.

Published 25 July 2016

Court complex update threatened by proposed park

A plan to reclassify land in Dublin’s city centre could hamper the development of the proposed family court complex on Hammond Lane.

Published 25 July 2016

Workers entitled to allowance where they cannot use outstanding paid annual leave as a result of sickness

When a worker puts an end to their employment relationship they are entitled to an allowance if they could not use up all or part of their right to paid annual leave, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled.

Published 25 July 2016

Dublin immigration office introduces online appointment booking

The Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) has introduced a new online booking system for immigration appointments at its Dublin Burgh Quay office.

Published 25 July 2016

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