Coronavirus



An Garda Síochána 'very receptive' to recommendations on custody interviews

A solicitor who criticised An Garda Síochána for forcing solicitors to break public health guidelines to advise clients in custody has said the force is starting to address the issue.

Published 15 June 2020

Solicitors welcome re-opening of housing market today

Solicitors have welcomed the re-opening of the Northern Ireland housing market from today.

Published 15 June 2020

PSNI has 'questions to answer' over disparity in policing protests

The PSNI has "questions to answer" after taking a light-touch approach to far-right protests in Belfast a week after fining dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters, a solicitor has said.

Published 15 June 2020

Government urged to amend law to allow virtual AGMs during pandemic

Calls have been made for the Government to temporarily amend company legislation so that virtual annual general meetings (AGMs) can be held, as companies try to cope with the coronavirus pandemic, The Irish Times reports.

Published 12 June 2020

Webinar to reflect on policing of COVID-19

Lawyers, policing experts and community representatives will reflect on the policing of COVID-19 in Ireland in an online webinar tomorrow afternoon.

Published 11 June 2020

Jason O'Sullivan: Mediation a timely solution for pandemic effects within legal sector

Jason O'Sullivan, solicitor and public affairs consultant at J.O.S Solicitors, offers a practical guide to Irish businesses on steps to take in preparation for the coronavirus crisis.

Published 11 June 2020

England: Most lawyers involved in remote hearings satisfied with their experience

The vast majority of lawyers involved in remote court hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic in England and Wales are satisfied with their experience, a major survey has found.

Published 11 June 2020

Prison service to submit COVID-19 guidance to WHO

Ireland's prison service is submitting guidance to the World Health Organisation (WHO) after avoiding a single confirmed case of COVID-19 among prisoners and staff.

Published 10 June 2020

Criminal penalties underpinning restrictions on movement removed

Criminal penalties for breaking restrictions on movement introduced to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic have been scrapped.

Published 9 June 2020

Lawyer buys own PPE after criticising COVID-19 custody suite

A criminal defence lawyer who criticised safety measures at a specialist COVID-19 custody suite established by the PSNI in Belfast has bought his own personal protective equipment (PPE).

Published 9 June 2020

Police received 'last-minute' powers to fine Black Lives Matter protesters

Police powers used to fine hundreds of people at Black Lives Matter protests in Northern Ireland over the weekend came into force just hours before the protests began, it has emerged.

Published 9 June 2020

Crowdfunded judicial review sought over government refusal to investigate PPE failures

A crowdfunded legal challenge is being brought against ministers after they refused to order an investigation into the shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) for NHS staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 9 June 2020

Matheson announces partnership for virtual summer internship programme

Matheson has announced a new partnership with online platform provider InsiderSherpa to deliver its virtual summer internship programme.

Published 9 June 2020

PSNI criticised for fining Black Lives Matter protesters

Lawyers and human rights activists have criticised the PSNI for fining protesters at Black Lives Matter rallies in Belfast and Derry.

Published 8 June 2020

Nearly 450 trainee solicitors taking part in online PPC II

Nearly 450 trainee solicitors are undertaking the Law Society of Ireland's inaugural online Professional Practice Course II (PPC II).

Published 8 June 2020