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England: Lords committee calls on UK government to set out vision for court recovery

Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on courts and tribunals in England and Wales, the House of Lords Constitution Committee has said in a new report.

Published 30 March 2021

And finally... blood feud

Nike has launched a trademark infringement lawsuit against artists who turned their trainers into "Satan Shoes" containing real human blood.

Published 30 March 2021

UK Supreme Court: Asda warehouse workers can be valid equal pay comparator for shop workers

The UK Supreme Court has determined that the predominantly female retail employees of a major supermarket are able to use the employment contracts of predominantly male depot employees as a valid comparison in their equal pay claim.

Published 29 March 2021

Pinsent Masons names new partners in Dublin and Belfast

Pinsent Masons has announced the promotion of 19 new partners worldwide, including Oisín McLoughlin in Dublin and Jane Boyd in Belfast.

Published 29 March 2021

Mercy Law Resource Centre names new managing solicitor

Mercy Law Resource Centre (MLRC) has announced the appointment of Aoife Kelly-Desmond as its new managing solicitor.

Published 29 March 2021

Increased limits for unfair dismissal and redundancy payments confirmed

This year's increases in the limits for payments and awards to workers in employment rights cases in Northern Ireland have been confirmed.

Published 29 March 2021

Seventh extension to immigration permissions until September 2021

Immigration and international protection permissions have been temporarily extended for a further five months.

Published 29 March 2021

Employment lawyer launches bid to be elected as Senator

An employment lawyer has launched a bid to be elected as a Labour Senator in an upcoming by-election.

Published 29 March 2021

#InPictures: Solicitors and barristers join roundtable on Human Rights Act review

Solicitors, barristers and rights campaigners attended a "hybrid" roundtable event hosted by the Law Society of Northern Ireland and the Bar Council of Northern Ireland to discuss the independent review of the Human Rights Act.

Published 29 March 2021

Dr Sandra Duffy: Latest English court ruling on puberty blockers is step forward

Dr Sandra Duffy comments on Friday's High Court ruling in AB v Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, the first case funded by the Good Law Project's Trans Defence Fund.

Published 29 March 2021

England: Hate crime against police on the rise

Hate crimes recorded against the police have risen over the past three years and comprise up to half of such charges in some areas, the Law Society Gazette reports.

Published 29 March 2021

MPs ‘shocked and appalled’ by treatment of children at privately run detention centre

Members of the House of Commons Justice Committee are “shocked and appalled” by the treatment of children at a privately run detention centre in Northamptonshire, they said in a report published today.

Published 29 March 2021

Spain becomes sixth country in the world to legalise assisted dying

Spain is set to legalise assisted dying, becoming the fifth country in Europe and the sixth in the world to allow terminally ill people to end their life.

Published 29 March 2021

And finally... bad type

A court has reprimanded lawyers for using the typeface Garamond to fit more words into page-limited filings.

Published 29 March 2021

Court of Appeal: Appeal dismissed for man who challenged the valuation of drugs in his possession by gardaí

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal from a man convicted under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 for being in possession of drugs with a value of more than €13,000.

Published 26 March 2021