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Increase in asylum-related legal aid claims in 2014

Over 900 people sought legal aid in relation to asylum claims in 2014, an increase of 27 per cent from the previous year, according to the Legal Aid Board.

Published 25 November 2015

Drink driving cases dismissed in Ennis District Court

Cases against fifteen motorists accused of drink driving were thrown out of Ennis District Court yesterday as a result of the breathalyser legal loophole which led to emergency legislation being introduced in September.

Published 25 November 2015

UK: Lady Hale delivers lecture on children in family court

Lady Hale, deputy president of the UK Supreme Court, spoke about modern developments in the involvement of children in family court proceedings in a recent major address.

Published 25 November 2015

Grand Chamber to hear case of 7/7 follow-up bombers

The European Court of Human Rights is holding a Grand Chamber hearing today in the case of Ibrahim and Others v. the United Kingdom.

Published 25 November 2015

Belfast solicitor says Orange tablecloth belongs in NI

The Belfast solicitor who owns a 340-year-old tablecloth that was presented to the Prince of Orange in 1675 has said it belongs in Northern Ireland.

Published 25 November 2015

Dunnes planning permission challenge an abuse of process

The High Court in Dublin has found that Dunnes Stores’ application for the judicial review of a retention permission granted by An Bord Pleanála amounted to an ‘abuse of process’, as the primary aim of the application was not to challenge the permission’s legality, but to secure an advantage in an ongoing contractual dispute between Dunnes, Deerland Construction Limited, and National Asset Loan Management Limited.

Published 24 November 2015

William Fry to open third US office in San Francisco

San Francisco is set to host the third US office of Dublin-based firm William Fry from early next year, the firm announced today.

Published 24 November 2015

Ex-solicitor in €300,000 fraud jailed for four years

A former solicitor who admitted theft, fraud and forgery offences worth a total loss of more than €300,000 has been jailed for four years with two suspended.

Published 24 November 2015

District Court president hits out at inaccurate reporting

The president of the District Court has hit out at media outlets for carrying "inaccurate, incorrect, unbalanced and incomplete" reports on road traffic cases.

Published 24 November 2015

One in three top law firms targeted by cyber attackers

One in three of Ireland's top 20 law firms were the subject of cyber attacks in the last 12 months, according to a major report by Smith & Williamson.

Published 24 November 2015

Michael Lowry files two more High Court cases

Ex-government minister Michael Lowry has lodged papers for two new High Court proceedings connected to the 2011 Moriarty Tribunal, The Irish Times reports.

Published 24 November 2015

MP to make donation following libel settlement with MEP

Ian Paisley MP is set to make a charitable donation as part of a libel settlement with Martina Anderson MEP, the High Court in Belfast has heard.

Published 24 November 2015

King's Inns announces electoral law advanced diploma

King's Inns has announced a new advanced diploma course on The Democratic Process and Electoral Law which is set to commence in January 2016.

Published 24 November 2015

Dr Delia Ferri appointed as affiliated researcher on social policy at Dirpolis Institute

Dr Delia Ferri, a lecturer at Maynooth University Department of Law, has been appointed as an affiliated researcher of the Dirpolis Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa, Italy.

Published 24 November 2015