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Court cases to 'generally take place remotely' under new coronavirus guidance

Court cases will "generally" take place remotely, either by email, telephone or Skype, under new coronavirus guidance published by the Lord Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan.

Published 23 March 2020

Immigration permissions automatically extended in response to coronavirus

Immigration permissions due to expire in the next two months will be automatically extended in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Published 23 March 2020

Solicitor Fiona Daly appointed chief financial officer of Codec

Solicitor Fiona Daly has been appointed chief financial officer of Dublin-based IT company Codec.

Published 23 March 2020

Rebecca Conlon: Expert evidence and the Dunne principles

Rebecca Conlon, consultant in the healthcare team at Hayes solicitors, examines the recent High Court decision in Anne Marie Clifford v Heath Service Executive & Kerry General Hospital.

Published 23 March 2020

Pubs could lose licenses for flouting coronavirus closure guidance, lawyer warns

Pubs could lose their licenses if they flout non-binding Government recommendations to close for two weeks, a senior barrister has warned.

Published 23 March 2020

Christopher Stanley: Legacy investigation proposals undermine peace and devolution

Christopher Stanley, litigation consultant at KRW LAW LLP, examines the UK government's recent proposals for dealing with the past in Northern Ireland.

Published 23 March 2020

Law Society regulation team to carry out 'desk-top reviews' in lieu of full inspections

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has said its professional conduct department will carry out off-site "desk-top reviews" instead of full inspections until further notice.

Published 23 March 2020

England: Lord Chief Justice halts new jury trials

No new jury trials or physical hearings will commence in the Crown Court, the Lord Chief Justice has announced in a statement intended to "provide some clarity for the coming few days".

Published 23 March 2020

Prison visits suspended to slow spread of coronavirus

All visits to Northern Ireland prisons have been suspended with effect from today in order to slow the spread of coronavirus.

Published 23 March 2020

England: Royal Navy to help run prisons under coronavirus contingency plans

The Royal Navy could be drafted in to help run prisons in England and Wales under contingency plans drawn up to deal with coronavirus.

Published 23 March 2020

Stewart Title Business Continuity Programme

As concern regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to evolve, Stewart Title is closely monitoring developments including the recommendations made by healthcare authorities and the UK government, in order to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees while ensuring our continued ability to serve our clients.

Published 23 March 2020

And finally... dead loss scrolls

A museum's prize collection of papyrus fragments purporting to be pieces of the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls have been outed as forgeries.

Published 23 March 2020

Supreme Court: HSE and labs’ appeal dismissed in Ruth Morrissey cervical smear case

The Health Service Executive, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, and Medlab Pathology Limited have lost a Supreme Court appeal against a High Court judgment in favour of Ruth Morrissey arising from the misreading of her cervical smear tests.

Published 20 March 2020

Emergency coronavirus law clears Dáil without vote

The Irish Government's emergency coronavirus bill cleared the Dáil last night without a vote.

Published 20 March 2020

Housing crisis now 'acute health crisis' for homeless people, law centre warns

Ireland's housing crisis is now "an acute health crisis" for vulnerable people in homeless accommodation or overcrowded housing, the Mercy Law Resource Centre (MLRC) has warned.

Published 20 March 2020