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Millar McCall Wylie named top Northern Ireland firm

Belfast full-service firm Millar McCall Wylie has been named Northern Ireland Law Firm of the Year at the prestigious Legal 500 awards ceremony in London.

Published 8 February 2019

Bakery in 'gay cake' case will not seek costs against Equality Commission

The bakery at the centre of the "gay cake" case has confirmed it will not seek legal costs from the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.

Published 8 February 2019

Irish users of assisted dying facilities 'worried about prosecution of family'

Irish people using assisted dying facilities abroad are afraid to give their home addresses in case their friends or family are prosecuted, activists have said.

Published 8 February 2019

England: Petrofac executive pleads guilty to bribery charges

A former senior executive at oilfield giant Petrofac has pleaded guilty to bribery in relation to corrupt offers to influence the award of contracts to the company worth in excess of $730 million in Iraq and in excess of $3.5 billion in Saudi Arabia.

Published 8 February 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: Éamon de Valera’s escape from prison

Éamon de Valera was born in New York on 14 October 1882 to Catherine Coll and Juan Vivion de Valera. Juan Vivion died when Éamon was two-years-old, and so Éamon was taken home to live in his mother’s native Limerick with his uncle (TP Coogan, De Valera: Long Fellow, Long Shadow).

Published 8 February 2019

And finally... hairbrained scheme

Police arrested three men in connection with a burglary after noticing their shoes were covered in fur similar to that on the burgled party's shedding cat.

Published 8 February 2019

High Court: Permanent TSB loses appeal against Personal Insolvency Arrangement

Permanent TSB (PTSB) has lost an appeal against a Personal Insolvency Arrangement (PIA) which was confirmed in the Circuit Court in 2017.

Published 7 February 2019

US firm Clark Hill expands into Ireland through merger with O'Gradys Solicitors

US law firm Clark Hill has announced a merger with Dublin-based O'Gradys Solicitors, giving it a significant presence in Ireland and its first office in the European Union.

Published 7 February 2019

McCann FitzGerald's Karyn Harty appointed to Royal College of Physicians of Ireland Council

Karyn Harty, partner at McCann FitzGerald, has been appointed as a lay member to the governing body of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI).

Published 7 February 2019

Law Society encourages solicitors to draft data retention policies

The Law Society of Ireland has issued a new practice note encouraging solicitors to draft a data retention policy in the wake of recent cyber breaches and the GDPR.

Published 7 February 2019

Department of Justice reforms on track to be completed this year

Major internal reforms to the Department of Justice are on track to be completed by October 2019, according to a new report.

Published 7 February 2019

Value of debt judgments falls by 40 per cent

The total value of debt judgments in the Northern Ireland courts fell by 40 per cent last year, according to new figures from the Registry Trust.

Published 7 February 2019

Ethics watchdog issues court action warning to eight lobbyists

Eight lobbyists were threatened with court action by the Standards in Public Office Commission (SIPO) last year, the Irish Examiner reports.

Published 7 February 2019

Legal assistant loses defamation case against Irish Rail

A legal assistant who sued Irish Rail for defamation after being challenged on her use of an invalid train ticket has lost her case, the Irish Examiner reports.

Published 7 February 2019

Judge puts accent on tough love

A judge warned a teenager from Co Clare that he would be sent to Oberstown for so long that he would return home with a Dublin accent if he breached his bail conditions again, the Irish Examiner reports.

Published 7 February 2019