Coronavirus



Practising certificate renewals to go entirely online next year

The practising certificate renewal process will be moved entirely online for 2021, the Law Society of Ireland has announced.

Published 8 December 2020

FLAC repeats call for retrospective tax on Covid PUP to be dropped

Legal rights group FLAC has reiterated its call for a retrospectively imposed tax liability on claims for the Covid Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) to be dropped.

Published 7 December 2020

Top Irish law firms reduced salaries due to Covid-19

Ireland's top law firms reduced salaries and took advantage of the wage subsidy scheme in response to the Covid-19 pandemic but continued to recruit, a new report has found.

Published 30 November 2020

#InPictures: Irish leader of global response to Covid-19 wins human rights award

Dr Michael J Ryan, the Irish leader of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) global response to the Covid-19 pandemic, yesterday received the The Bar of Ireland’s annual human rights award.

Published 27 November 2020

Courts will continue to operate during second 'circuit breaker'

Courts and tribunals in Northern Ireland will continue to operate during the second two-week "circuit breaker" lockdown, Justice Minister Naomi Long has said.

Published 26 November 2020

Irish man leading global Covid-19 response to receive Bar human rights award

An Irish man leading the World Health Organisation's (WHO) global response to the Covid-19 pandemic is to receive The Bar of Ireland's annual human rights award.

Published 26 November 2020

Ban on children's outdoor sport to be challenged as rights breach

A ban on children's outdoor sport in Northern Ireland during the Covid-19 pandemic is a "clear violation" of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, a Magherafelt lawyer has said.

Published 26 November 2020

Right to redundancy law suspended until March

The suspension of laws allowing employees to demand redundancy after a certain length of temporary lay-off has been extended until the end of March 2021.

Published 25 November 2020

England: Legal aid lawyers suffering stress due to Covid-19 pandemic

The vast majority of legal aid lawyers in England and Wales are suffering from stress and most have trouble sleeping, MPs have been told.

Published 19 November 2020

JMK Solicitors embrace remote working across Europe

Staff at Belfast and Newry firm JMK Solicitors have been working remotely from across Europe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published 18 November 2020

Sexual violence awareness campaign halted due to Covid resumes

Justice Minister Helen McEntee has relaunched a major national awareness campaign on sexual harassment and sexual violence which was paused at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published 17 November 2020

Spain: Number of elderly seeking to disinherit children quintuples

Thousands of elderly Spaniards are seeking to disinherit their children if they have neglected them during the lockdown.

Published 16 November 2020

Suspected Covid-19 outbreaks in two Irish prisons

Two of Ireland's largest prisons are facing suspected outbreaks of Covid-19.

Published 9 November 2020

England: Protest exemption to be removed from lockdown rules

Protests will no longer be exempted from Covid-19 restrictions in England under new lockdown rules taking effect from tomorrow.

Published 4 November 2020

Release of State papers delayed due to Covid-19

State papers from 1990 which would have been released this year under the 30-year rule will not be transferred to the National Archives until 2021.

Published 4 November 2020