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Prime Minister's attempts to eviscerate domestic law of CJEU precedent condemned

Boris Johnson's attempt to give ministers control over which courts are no longer bound by European Court precedent will damage the legal system, Lord Pannick QC has warned.

Published 13 January 2020

Councils pay out £1.3m in personal injury cases

Northern Ireland councils have paid out at least £1.3 million in personal injury cases since 2015, according to new figures.

Published 13 January 2020

#InPictures: William Fry and Maples trainees to compete in international environmental law moot

Two trainees from William Fry and one from Maples will represent Ireland at an international environmental law moot in April.

Published 13 January 2020

Same-sex couples can register to marry from today

Same-sex couples in Northern Ireland can give notice of their intent to form a civil marriage to the General Register Office for Northern Ireland from today following a change in the law last summer.

Published 13 January 2020

Lady Hale lists her Desert Island Judgments

Lady Hale has listed her 'Desert Island Judgments' in an interview with The Guardian.

Published 13 January 2020

France: Lawyers stage courthouse protest against controversial pension cuts

French lawyers have staged a "lie-in" at a Paris courthouse to protest controversial government plans to overhaul the pension system, which critics say would lead to millions of workers losing out.

Published 13 January 2020

And finally... all that glistens

Police have released video footage of three unlucky robbers locking themselves in a jewellery store in the middle of their crime – twice.

Published 13 January 2020

Proposals to reform family reunification rules welcomed by rights campaigner Emma DeSouza

Proposals to reform family reunification rules for people in Northern Ireland have been welcomed by immigration rights campaigner Emma DeSouza.

Published 10 January 2020

Solicitor Rachael Leahy appointed company secretary for Shannon Group

Limerick native Rachael Leahy has been appointed as company secretary and head of legal for the Shannon Group, the umbrella organisation for Shannon Airport Authority, Shannon Heritage, IASC and Shannon Commercial Properties.

Published 10 January 2020

Plans for 'first-of-its-kind' online safety regulator published

Legislative plans to establish a "robust regulatory framework" to deal with the spread of harmful online content have been set out by the Government.

Published 10 January 2020

Over 100 new apprentice solicitors welcomed by Law Society

Over 100 new apprentice solicitors have been welcomed by the Law Society of Northern Ireland this week.

Published 10 January 2020

#InPictures: McCann FitzGerald congratulates newly-qualified solicitors

McCann FitzGerald has congratulated its newly-qualified solicitors on the beginning of their careers with the firm.

Published 10 January 2020

Deirdre Munnelly: Courts criticise lawyer referrals to medical experts

Mason Hayes & Curran partner Deirdre Munnelly and associate Aisling Pierce examine a recent judgment criticising lawyers who refer their clients for specialist medical evaluation in the absence of a referral from the client’s primary treating doctor.

Published 10 January 2020

Civil claims launched against Libya over Semtex used in IRA bombings

Families bereaved and injured in IRA bombings allegedly using Libyan-supplied Semtex have launched civil claims aimed at the State of Libya.

Published 10 January 2020

Jason O'Sullivan: New food supplements tax shows incompetence on tackling health crisis

Jason O'Sullivan, solicitor and public affairs consultant at J.O.S Solicitors, comments on the tax on food supplements introduced in Ireland this month.

Published 10 January 2020