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More than 400 children taken to court last year

Children as young as 11 were among the 422 taken to court and convicted last year, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

Published 15 July 2020

Funding secured for Hammond Lane family courts complex

Funding has been secured to allow the proposed dedicated family courts complex at Hammond Lane to go ahead, Justice Minister Helen McEntee has said.

Published 15 July 2020

Ailbhe Dennehy: A cautionary tale for employers dismissing during probation

Ailbhe Dennehy, partner at William Fry, considers a significant High Court ruling concerning an employee dismissed during probation.

Published 15 July 2020

Deals roundup

Our regular round-up of deals involving Irish law firms. Submit your deals to newsdesk@irishlegal.com.

Published 15 July 2020

Widow of shipbreaking worker free to pursue negligence claim

A High Court judge has refused to strike out a claim for negligence brought by the widow of a Bangladeshi worker killed on a ship.

Published 15 July 2020

Roddy Dunlop QC becomes head of Scottish bar

The new head of Scotland's bar is Roddy Dunlop QC.

Published 15 July 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Death penalty revisited

Benjamin Bestgen discusses the death penalty in this week's jurisprudential primer. See his last one here.

Published 15 July 2020

And finally... finger lickin' stupid

Police slapped partygoers with fines worth nearly €23,000 in total after an unusually large order from KFC raised suspicions.

Published 15 July 2020

LK Shields promotes projects and construction specialist Jamie Ritchie to partner

Corporate and commercial law firm LK Shields has announced the promotion of projects and construction specialist Jamie Ritchie to partner.

Published 14 July 2020

FLAC appoints Christopher McCann to provide Traveller legal services

Legal rights group FLAC has announced the appointment of solicitor Christopher McCann to provide advocacy and legal representation to the Traveller community.

Published 14 July 2020

Competition watchdog expands in anticipation of Brexit

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has recruited new staff in anticipation of a significant increase in the number and complexity of merger notifications following Brexit.

Published 14 July 2020

Land registration fees to be reduced from April 2021

Online land registration fees in Northern Ireland will be reduced from April next year, Finance Minister Conor Murphy has said.

Published 14 July 2020

Charities watchdog to be strengthened by legislation

New legislation is being drafted to strengthen the Charities Regulator following its busiest year since its establishment five years ago.

Published 14 July 2020

Darryl Broderick: Court of Appeal slashes damages in 'offer of amends' defamation case

Ronan Daly Jermyn partner Darryl Broderick and trainee solicitor Therese Collins review a significant reduction in an award made by a jury to a plaintiff in High Court defamation proceedings where an “offer of amends” had been made.

Published 14 July 2020

Future lawyer urges students to join European Youth Parliament Ireland

School and university students with an interest in the law have been encouraged to get involved in the European Youth Parliament Ireland (EYP) as its outgoing president prepares to move on to a career as a solicitor.

Published 14 July 2020