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TDs to consider legislation to put Parole Board on statutory basis

Legislation to place the Parole Board on a statutory basis was introduced to the Dáil this morning on the initiative of Fianna Fáil.

Published 15 June 2016

Top barrister rejects case for new anti-gang laws

A leading barrister and drug crime expert has said gardaí need more resources to tackle gang-related crime and not legislative changes, the Irish Independent reports.

Published 15 June 2016

Women's Aid in call to address gap in legal protection for young women

Women's Aid, the national domestic abuse support service, has called on Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald to extend draft domestic violence legislation to cover young women in dating relationships.

Published 15 June 2016

Law Centre welcomes English court ruling on human trafficking

Law Centre (NI) has welcomed a recent English court decision in favour of six Lithuanian men who had been severely exploited by the company that employed them as chicken catchers.

Published 15 June 2016

UK: Top 100 law firms see 5 per cent increase in income

The UK’s top 100 law firms have seen a 5.4 per cent increase in fee income over the past year. Figures released yesterday, according to a survey by Deloitte, revealed a generally positive outlook on the financial position of the legal profession.

Published 15 June 2016

UK Supreme Court allows appeal of officer dismissed over McKie scandal

The UK Supreme Court has unanimously allowed the appeal of an unfairly dismissed fingerprint officer involved in the McKie scandal, finding that the original Employment Tribunal’s (ET) interpretation of the relevant legislation leading to a reinstatement order was sound.

Published 15 June 2016

eCourt trial goes off without a glitch

Yesterday's trial of a new "paperless litigation" system in the Supreme Court of Ireland went smoothly, according to its developers.

Published 15 June 2016

Law Society Library named runner-up in international library awards

The Law Society of Ireland has thanked those who supported the Law Society Library in the Lexis Library Awards competition.

Published 15 June 2016

Court finds that compensation can be sought for reduction in land value following NI Water development

Northern Ireland's Court of Appeal has determined that the Lands Tribunal was correct in its interpretation of Article 55 of the Water and Sewerage Services (NI) Order 1973, in finding that it allowed for compensation for reductions in land values, not was not limited to damage caused directly by work done by Northern Ireland Water Limited.

Published 14 June 2016

Irish courts move towards paperless litigation with landmark use of eCourt app

The Irish courts have moved one step closer to paperless litigation with the use of the bespoke eCourt app in a Supreme Court case today.

Published 14 June 2016

Matheson to highlight value of tech innovations to law firms

Matheson yesterday began promoting the power of technology to transform legal firm operations as part of its "Smart Week" initiative.

Published 14 June 2016

Accolade for Tughans-led £80m acquisition

The £80 million acquisition of a Belfast manufacturing company has been named Deal of the Month by Insider magazine.

Published 14 June 2016

Greens in call to remove public funding from organisations linked to criminals

The Green Party in Northern Ireland has called for the introduction of a mechanism whereby public funding can be withdrawn from community organisations whose members engage in illegal activity.

Published 14 June 2016

Luxembourg backs UK’s limit on migrants’ access to benefits

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled the UK’s policy requiring recipients of child benefit and child tax credit to have a right to reside in the UK, while indirectly discriminatory, is justified by the need to protect the finances of the host member state.

Published 14 June 2016

Maynooth academic discusses child law updates on radio

Law lecturer Dr Fergus Ryan discussed recent developments in child law on Newstalk FM's Global Village show on Saturday.

Published 14 June 2016