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Directors urge government to relax insolvency rules to save businesses

Directors across the UK are asking the government for a temporary indemnity which allows them to keep technically insolvent firms in operation during the coronavirus pandemic without fear of legal action.

Published 26 March 2020

Sarah Plunkett: Can trials conducted via video-link maintain business continuity for the courts?

William Fry associate Sarah Plunkett explores the opportunities of using technology to maintain business continuity in the Irish courts during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 26 March 2020

Legal software company LEAP announces 'fully remote implementation'

Legal practice management software provider LEAP has announced that it is now offering fully remote implementation to law firms across the UK and Ireland.

Published 26 March 2020

Prisoners confined to cells under 'reduced regime' to halt spread of coronavirus

Northern Ireland prisons have moved to a "reduced regime", with all prisoners required to remain in their accommodation block, in order to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Published 26 March 2020

And finally... preaching not practising

Lawyers in England have been afforded a wry laugh during the current crisis at the expense of the Solicitors' Regulation Authority.

Published 26 March 2020

Supreme Court: Stockbrokers must provide credit union with reports of ISE investigation

The Supreme Court has ruled that the stockbrokers J & E Davy must provide Waterford Credit Union with reports of an Irish Stock Exchange investigation.

Published 25 March 2020

Editorial: On your side in dark days

As we enter the darkest days we have faced since World War Two, the thoughts of the team at Irish Legal News are with our readers and their families – but also with the many law firms which have only recently recovered from the crash of 2008 and its consequences. They now face an even greater challenge, and not just in the immediate short term.

Published 25 March 2020

Lawyers and courts staff praised for 'responsible' response to coronavirus

A leading childcare lawyer has paid tribute to legal professionals and courts staff for being "responsible and responsive" in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 25 March 2020

Court business to be consolidated in five courthouses from tomorrow

All court business in Northern Ireland will be consolidated in five courthouses with effect from tomorrow, the Lord Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan, has announced.

Published 25 March 2020

Ireland urged to raise age of criminal responsibility

The age of criminal responsibility in Ireland is too low and should be raised, an influential European committee has warned.

Published 25 March 2020

Civil liberties group to 'monitor' exercise of new coronavirus powers

The Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has said it will closely monitor the Government's use of new emergency powers introduced to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 25 March 2020

House prices could fall by up to 20 per cent

House prices in Ireland could fall by as much as 20 per cent due to the coronavirus pandemic, a major stockbroker has suggested.

Published 25 March 2020

Egypt: Prosecutors and judges 'turning blind eye' to torture of children as young as 12

Egyptian prosecutors and judges are turning a blind eye to children as young as 12 being arrested, forcibly disappeared and tortured, human rights campaigners have said.

Published 25 March 2020

Our Legal Heritage: The lawyer who put Hitler in the dock

The latest series of the gritty and stylish TV drama Babylon Berlin, set in Weimar Germany, introduces Hans Litten as a civil rights lawyer battling to save the life of a woman sentenced to death after being tricked by the Nazis into assassinating Germany's Jewish chief prosecutor. Connor Beaton shares his inspiring and moving story.

Published 25 March 2020

And finally... family at war

A lawyer has been left with a £350,000 bill after losing a legal battle with his sisters over the estate of their late father, an esteemed judge.

Published 25 March 2020