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Una McGurk SC given 'slap on the wrist' after anti-mask rally

A part-time member of the International Protection Appeals Tribunal (IPAT) has said she only received "a slap on the wrist" for speaking at an anti-mask rally alongside far-right activists.

Published 6 January 2021

Natasha Hand: Discrimination on the race ground under the Employment Equality Act 1998

Employment lawyer Natasha Hand examines a case concerning alleged discrimination on the race ground in a company's sick pay scheme.

Published 6 January 2021

Tribunal to consider if people outside UK can use freedom of information laws

A tribunal is set to consider whether people outside of the UK have a right to access information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Published 6 January 2021

Benjamin Bestgen: Tools and (or?) rules

Benjamin Bestgen this week contrasts the letter of the law with its spirit. See his last jurisprudential primer here. 

Published 6 January 2021

China: Lawyers hired by Hong Kong protestors to be struck off

The Chinese government is to revoke the licences of human rights lawyers hired to help protestors in Hong Kong who were arrested as they attempted to flee to Taiwan last August.

Published 6 January 2021

And finally... taken for a ride

A taxi driver who allegedly charged unsuspecting tourists more than four times the standard rate for a trip from an airport to a hotel has been reported to police.

Published 6 January 2021

High Court: Ryanair ordered to pay costs of unsuccessful coronavirus challenge

The High Court has ordered that Ryanair must pay the State’s fees in its unsuccessful challenge of the legality of the Government of Ireland’s coronavirus travel advice.

Published 5 January 2021

Arthur Cox begins year with triple partner appointment

Arthur Cox LLP has announced the appointment of Ruth Lillis, Niamh McGovern and Sarah McCague as partners with effect from the start of the year.

Published 5 January 2021

Simmons & Simmons appoints Martin Phelan to lead new tax team

International law firm Simmons & Simmons has announced the appointment of Martin Phelan as head of its new tax team in Dublin.

Published 5 January 2021

Richard Grogan & Associates appoints Sorcha Finnegan to lead personal injury practice

Dublin firm Richard Grogan & Associates has announced the appointment of Sorcha Finnegan to lead its personal injury and accident claim practice.

Published 5 January 2021

ICC Belfast deployed as first 'Nightingale venue' for courts business

The International Convention Centre in Belfast (ICC) has been deployed as Northern Ireland's first "Nightingale venue" to facilitate court and tribunals business.

Published 5 January 2021

McCann FitzGerald: Irish legal sector can benefit from Brexit

McCann FitzGerald partners Karyn Harty and Catherine Derrig reflect on Ireland's unique opportunity as the only English-speaking common law country in the EU.

Published 5 January 2021

Ann Henry: Post-Brexit pinch points in UK-Ireland trade disputes

Pinsent Masons partners Ann Henry and Jim Cormack QC address how UK-Ireland trade disputes will work following the end of the transition period and how vital this is for many companies.

Published 5 January 2021

Flynn O'Driscoll appoints Orla McCarthy as head of HR

Business law firm Flynn O'Driscoll has hired Orla McCarthy as its new head of human resources in anticipation of growth in 2021 and beyond.

Published 5 January 2021

Parole Board to be established by July

The establishment of an independent Parole Board on a statutory footing will be completed by July this year, Justice Minister Helen McEntee has said.

Published 5 January 2021