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Victims of sexual offences gain access to legal representation

Victims of sexual offences will receive publicly-funded independent legal advice under a pilot scheme launched today.

Published 1 April 2021

Sex offence trial reforms delayed due to Covid-19 pandemic

Crucial reforms to sexual offence trials have been delayed and victims of sexual offences now have to wait up to three years for a trial to commence as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published 1 April 2021

Dentons to give people freedom of choice over working from home

Dentons is to give staff the freedom of choice over when to work from home or the office

Published 1 April 2021

Lawsuit claims Northern Ireland Protocol infringes on economic rights

Lawyers have launched a class action lawsuit against the UK government over the economic impact of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Published 1 April 2021

William Fry named Irish Patent Contentious Firm of the Year

William Fry has been named Irish Patent Contentious Firm of the Year 2021 at the annual Managing IP Awards, held virtually this week.

Published 1 April 2021

UCC School of Law recognised for promoting gender equality

UCC School of Law has been recognised for its efforts to promote gender equality with a Bronze Athena SWAN Award.

Published 1 April 2021

Conor McGregor loses trademark fight

Conor McGregor has failed in a legal fight with a clothing firm over sportswear that bears his name.

Published 1 April 2021

England: 'Sobriety tags' to be rolled out across England

New "sobriety tags" which detect whether offenders have broken drinking bans will be rolled out across England following their successful rollout in Wales last year.

Published 1 April 2021

US: Biden appoints women and ethnic minorities to federal benches

All but one of President Joe Biden's first judicial nominees are women or from ethnic minorities, in line with his commitment to diversify the bench.

Published 1 April 2021

And finally... basta pasta

A wanted mafia man has been caught by police after being identified as the mystery host of a YouTube cooking show.

Published 1 April 2021

Professor Michael Doherty to chair industrial relations review

Employment and labour law expert Professor Michael Doherty has been appointed to chair a high-level government review of Ireland's collective bargaining and industrial relations landscape.

Published 31 March 2021

Matheson launches environmental, social and governance advice service

Matheson has established a dedicated advisory group to support clients with environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

Published 31 March 2021

Labour Relations Agency chairperson to be appointed in May

A new chairperson will be appointed to the Labour Relations Agency (LRA) in May following a one-month extension to the current chair's term.

Published 31 March 2021

Solicitor who survived violent sex attack meets justice minister to discuss reforms

A solicitor who has called for justice reforms based on her own experience as a survivor of a violent sexual attack has met with Justice Minister Helen McEntee to discuss her recommendations.

Published 31 March 2021

#InPictures: Maples and Calder welcomes 10 NQs

Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm in Ireland, has welcomed 10 newly-qualified lawyers.

Published 31 March 2021