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Beauchamps names five new partners

Beauchamps has announced the appointment of five partners across the firm's commercial litigation, insurance, public and regulatory and medical negligence teams.

Published 9 October 2020

Eversheds Sutherland announces double appointment to tax team

Eversheds Sutherland has announced a double appointment in its tax department with the appointment of Tim Kiely as a partner and Melissa Daly as a senior associate.

Published 9 October 2020

JMK Solicitors awarded Lexcel Quality Mark for the third year running

Belfast and Newry firm JMK Solicitors has been awarded the Lexcel Quality Mark for the third year in a row.

Published 9 October 2020

KRW Law celebrates social media milestone

Belfast-based KRW Law LLP has celebrated a significant social media milestone after hitting 5,000 followers on Twitter.

Published 9 October 2020

Fifth of public service recruits to be required to speak Irish

A requirement that a fifth of all new recruits in the public service will have to be competent in the Irish language will be introduced by the end of 2030 under new government plans.

Published 9 October 2020

Pat Finucane case returns to court over UK government delay

The family of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane have returned to the High Court in Belfast to challenge the UK government's delay in responding to a landmark UK Supreme Court ruling nearly two years ago.

Published 9 October 2020

Employers urged to prioritise mental health of employees in months ahead

Employers have been urged to recognise the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on employees' mental health and ensure they have a robust mental health strategy and risk assessments in place.

Published 9 October 2020

New report examines cybercrime threats to Ireland

A new report published by the Department of Justice examines cybercrime threats to Ireland and the most effective means of responding to them.

Published 9 October 2020

England: Prosecutors guilty of over 1,500 data breaches in the last year

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has recorded 1,627 data breaches over the entirety of the 2019-20 financial year, up from 1,378 in the previous financial year, according to official figures. 

Published 9 October 2020

Woman sues over claim mother loved ‘lesbian Nazi’

A daughter is suing a historian who claims the woman's mother had a relationship with an SS guard.

Published 9 October 2020

And finally... pedal of honour

A police crackdown on speeding cyclists has been met with widespread derision on social media.

Published 9 October 2020

High Court: Fitness to Practise report quashed

A psychiatric nurse, identified only as T, has successfully challenged a Fitness to Practise report. The matter has been remitted to the Committee.

Published 8 October 2020

Snap poll suggests lawyers believe Mr Justice Woulfe should resign

Sympathy in legal ranks for the predicament of embattled Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe would appear to be ebbing, with a snap Irish Legal News poll finding most respondents now believe he should resign in light of golfgate.

Published 8 October 2020

Legal Aid Board bracing for Covid-19 delays and increased demand

The Legal Aid Board is bracing for an increase in demand and delays in accessing legal services due to the Covid-19 pandemic, its chairperson Philip O'Leary has said.

Published 8 October 2020

Legal professions denounce attack on 'lefty lawyers'

Northern Ireland's solicitor and barrister professions have rebuked Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his disparaging remarks about "lefty human rights lawyers".

Published 8 October 2020