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Workplace Relations Commission: Psychiatrist awarded €4,000 for being penalised after making a protected disclosure

A consultant psychiatrist has been awarded €4,000 after it was found that he was penalised for making a protected disclosure about the clinical performance of a colleague.

Published 8 October 2019

New legal watchdog takes on responsibility for complaints against solicitors and barristers

The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) has taken over responsibility for complaints made in respect of solicitors and barristers.

Published 8 October 2019

Law Society launches project to improve wellbeing of Irish solicitors

The Law Society of Ireland has announced the launch of a new initiative designed to promote wellbeing in the solicitors' profession in Ireland.

Published 8 October 2019

Community Law & Mediation delivered 1,360 hours of mediation last year

Community Law & Mediation (CLM) delivered 1,360 hours of free mediation services last year, helping to resolve more than 150 disputes.

Published 8 October 2019

Scotland: Court order forcing Prime Minister to seek Brexit extension unnecessary, judge rules

A legal action in Scotland seeking a court order to force the Prime Minister to write a letter requesting a Brexit extension in the event that no deal has been agreed between the UK and the EU has been dismissed after a judge ruled that it was not required.

Published 8 October 2019

MI5 erased hard drives held by collusion inquiry, BBC investigation reveals

British intelligence officers erased hard drives held by a judge-led inquiry examining the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane in 2002, it has emerged.

Published 8 October 2019

Second annual Irish Supreme Court Review conference to take place at TCD

The second annual Irish Supreme Court Review (ISCR) conference will take place at Trinity College Dublin this weekend.

Published 8 October 2019

High Court judge hits out at 'baffling' failure by prison service to bring accused to court

A High Court judge has described the prison service's failure to bring a man on trial for plotting a murder to court as "baffling".

Published 8 October 2019

School pupils invited to put questions to Supreme Court justices

The UK Supreme Court is offering school pupils the opportunity to have a live question and answer session with a justice from their own classroom.

Published 8 October 2019

England: Possible jurors in Hillsborough trial asked about football loyalties

A hundred possible jurors in the retrial of Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield have been quizzed on what football team they support.

Published 8 October 2019

And finally... checking out

A team competing in the world checkers championship was held captive in the hotel hosting the tournament because the bill had not been paid.

Published 8 October 2019

Workplace Relations Commission: Man loses discrimination case against a gym with room for 'ladies use only'

A man who brought a case to the Workplace Relations Commission seeking redress for discrimination on the grounds of gender has had his complaint dismissed.

Published 7 October 2019

Dublin firms Flynn O'Driscoll and Fanning & Kelly announce merger

Dublin firms Flynn O'Driscoll (FOD) and Fanning & Kelly have announced a merger, bringing together FOD's full service offering with Kieran Kelly's extensive experience in media and defamation law.

Published 7 October 2019

Bill providing for two weeks' paid parent's leave published

Draft legislation providing for two weeks' paid parent's leave for each working parent of a child has been published.

Published 7 October 2019

Human rights commission to bring forward legal code of practice on disability discrimination

A new legal code of practice will be brought forward by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission to promote greater employment of disabled people, the body has said.

Published 7 October 2019