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Ms Justice Mary Laffoy addresses students on work of Law Reform Commission

Ms Justice Mary Laffoy, president of the Law Reform Commission, addressed law students at the 11th Annual Trinity College Law Student Colloquium on Saturday.

Published 11 February 2019

Retired judge to speak in Dublin on first woman at the Irish Bar

A retired English judge researching early woman lawyers will speak in Dublin next week on the subject of Averil Deverell BL, the first woman to practise as a member of the Irish Bar.

Published 11 February 2019

Pat Finucane was 'murdered to silence lawyers', son tells 30th anniversary event

The son of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane has said his father was killed to "silence other lawyers", The Irish News reports.

Published 11 February 2019

Two-day conference to look at sixteenth-century literature and laws

A sixteenth-century manuscript which contains some of Ireland's oldest surviving literature and legislation will be discussed at a two-day seminar in Dublin next month.

Published 11 February 2019

Max Abrahamson obituary

The Irish Times has published an obituary for construction lawyer Max Abrahamson, who passed away last October at the age of 85.

Published 11 February 2019

England: Prison Service considering separate wings for trans prisoners

The Prison Service in England and Wales is considering plans to house transgender prisoners in separate prison wings, The Sunday Times reports.

Published 11 February 2019

And finally... senile delinquents

An elderly crime wave appears to be sweeping Japan because pensioners are seeking jail time in a bid to save money.

Published 11 February 2019

High Court: Garda awarded over €40,000 for finger broken by violent detainee

A member of An Garda Síochána has been awarded over €40,000 in damages for an injury to his finger caused by a detainee who became violent while being photographed and fingerprinted.

Published 8 February 2019

DWF to float on London Stock Exchange by March

International legal business DWF, with offices in Belfast and Dublin, has confirmed plans to go ahead with an initial public offering in March 2019.

Published 8 February 2019

Immigration lawyer Catherine Cosgrave appointed to children's policy body

Immigration lawyer Catherine Cosgrave has been appointed to a key national body bringing together stakeholders in children and young people's policy and provision.

Published 8 February 2019

Journalists welcome Crown Court ruling on right to protect sources

Journalists have welcomed a Northern Ireland Crown Court ruling which recognises the right of journalists to protect confidential journalistic sources and material.

Published 8 February 2019

Aer Lingus to pay €70,000 to boy burned with hot chocolate

Aer Lingus will pay out €70,000 after settling with a 12-year-old boy who suffered second-degree burns when he spilled hot chocolate on his lap during a flight, The Irish Times reports.

Published 8 February 2019

Norman Nesbitt

Belfast solicitor Norman Nesbitt, formerly of Nesbitt Solicitors, has passed away.

Published 8 February 2019

Solicitors encouraged to volunteer as mock trial judges

Northern Ireland solicitors have been invited to volunteer as judges in the Mock Magistrates' Court Trial (MMCT) competition 2019.

Published 8 February 2019

Naomi Gaston: Lost password costs £105 million

Naomi Gaston, senior associate at Mills Selig, writes on the importance of security at major cryptocurrency exchanges.

Published 8 February 2019