Coronavirus



Katie McAuliffe: How COVID-19 is impacting healthcare litigation

Katie McAuliffe, senior associate at Mason Hayes & Curran, explores the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare litigation.

Published 23 June 2020

Ombudsman to investigate policing of protests during COVID-19

The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has launched an investigation into the PSNI's enforcement of public health regulations at large public gatherings, including recent Black Lives Matter protests.

Published 23 June 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills chief appointed to economic advisory group

The Belfast head of global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has been appointed to a new advisory group established to help rebuild the Northern Ireland economy after COVID-19.

Published 19 June 2020

Dorit McCann: Using the 'failing firm defence' to justify mergers in a post COVID-19 world

Dorit McCann, partner at Beauchamps, considers whether firms emerging from the COVID-19 crisis with access to financing can use the "failing firm defence" to justify acquisitions of competitive businesses.

Published 18 June 2020

Ireland released 'relatively high' number of prisoners during early days of pandemic

Ireland released a relatively high number of prisoners during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new figures from the Council of Europe.

Published 18 June 2020

Labour Court to rely on 'combination of physical and virtual courtrooms'

The Labour Court has said it will continue to rely on a "combination of physical courtrooms and virtual courtrooms" in the medium term.

Published 17 June 2020

Introduction of police powers before Black Lives Matter protests 'purely coincidental'

The introduction of police powers used to fine dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters just hours before the protests began was "purely coincidental", ministers have said.

Published 17 June 2020

Cathy Colton: The legal pitfalls of altering licensed premises

Cathy Colton, partner at Carson McDowell, considers the legal pitfalls for businesses considering changes to licensed premises following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

Published 16 June 2020

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