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Derry solicitor denies 61 charges alleging legal aid fraud

A Derry solicitor has denied making “misleading, false or deceptive” claims relating to Legal Aid forms.

Published 28 November 2016

State to appeal immigration judgment which extends rights of unborn children

The State is looking to appeal a judgment which found that the word “unborn” in the Constitution refers to an unborn “child” with rights in addition to that of life, the Irish Independent reports.

Published 28 November 2016

Insurers in talks with Garda on establishing industry-funded fraud unit

A dedicated insurance fraud unit funded by insurers could be established following discussions between them and An Garda Siochana, the Sunday Independent reports.

Published 28 November 2016

Government's legislative repeal programme to be put on hold

The Government’s programme of repealing obsolete laws is to be put on hold in order for progress to be made elsewhere, The Irish Times reports.

Published 28 November 2016

Commercial-scale drug dealing convictions half in recent years

Commercial-scale drug dealing convictions have halved in recent years, The Irish Times reports.

Published 28 November 2016

Court of Appeal: Solicitor who invested €1m in bond offered by Anglo entitled to damages for negligence and misrepresentation

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a solicitor is entitled to damages as a result of negligent misstatement and misrepresentation in respect of oral and written statements made by the former Anglo Irish Bank.

Published 25 November 2016

President of Circuit Court hits out over judicial vacancies

Mr Justice Raymond Groarke, president of the Circuit Court, has hit out at the Government for failing to fill vacancies in the Circuit Court.

Published 25 November 2016

Law Society says lawyers 'vindicated' by insurance costs report

The Law Society of Ireland has said lawyers have been "vindicated" by a new report on insurance costs.

Published 25 November 2016

Human rights commission welcomes move to recognise Traveller ethnicity

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has welcomed Taoiseach Enda Kenny's historic move towards State recognition of Traveller ethnicity.

Published 25 November 2016

Retired judge requires more time to review gardaí disclosures

Retired judge Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O'Neill has requested more time to conduct a review into protected disclosures made by two serving gardaí.

Published 25 November 2016

Charities and NGOs benefit from pro bono Bar training

A range of charities, NGOs and civic society groups benefited from a free advocacy training workshop hosted by The Bar of Ireland.

Published 25 November 2016

McCann Fitzgerald helps launch handbook on data protection

McCann FitzGerald and the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) have launched a handbook on data protection for NGOs and community organisations.

Published 25 November 2016

Matheson-backed arts initiative commissions film from Turner Prize winner

An arts initiative supported by Dublin firm Matheson has commissioned a new film work by Irish-born artist Duncan Campbell.

Published 25 November 2016

Carson McDowell named Regional Law Firm of the Year

Belfast firm Carson McDowell has been awarded the title of Regional Law Firm of the Year in the prestigious Legal 500 rankings for the second time in the past three years.

Published 25 November 2016

Cheryl Lamont appointed as chief executive of Probation Board NI

The Probation Board for Northern Ireland has appointed Cheryl Lamont as chief executive.

Published 24 November 2016