Family lawyers have welcomed progress on "long overdue" proposals to establish new dedicated family courts within the existing court structures.
Published 30 September 2020
Prominent family lawyer Marion Campbell has joined KOD Lyons after more than 10 years in private practice.
Published 17 September 2020
The Family Lawyers' Association of Ireland has established a working group of child care law practitioners to make recommendations for reform of the Child Care Act 1991.
Published 26 August 2020
Family lawyer William Cross has taken a break from retirement to join Edwards & Co Solicitors as a locum.
Published 14 August 2020
The Court of Appeal (Civil Division) has remitted care proceedings in respect of a baby whose brother died to the Family Division after finding that the original judge may have expressed bias against one of the parties when she made a number of pejorative comments to her clerk about the appellant including that she had tried “every trick in the book” to avoid having to answer difficult questions.
Published 31 July 2020
Family law issues have remained the dominant theme of calls to the Children's Rights Alliance helpline in its second year, revealing a "serious gap" in the family law system.
Published 29 July 2020
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
Lawyers have cautiously welcomed a commitment to family law reform in the draft Programme for Government agreed by Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party.
Published 16 June 2020
The Lord Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan, has warned against the "misuse" of remote courts technology following its use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published 10 June 2020
The Bar Council of Ireland should be slapped with a €2 million bill and asked to pay market rent for the continued use of the Law Library building at the Four Courts or be evicted to make way for a family courts complex, a barrister has said.
Published 9 June 2020
The Law Society of Ireland's family and child law committee has updated its guidance on issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published 5 June 2020
Concerns that parents could secretly record remote childcare hearings "must be weighed against the importance of cases continuing to be heard", a leading family lawyer has said.
Published 3 June 2020
The High Court has refused the return of a child pursuant to Hague Convention on the grounds that it would place the child in an intolerable situation.
Published 22 May 2020
Family lawyer Keith Walsh has set out practical tips for solicitors attending remote hearings.
Published 22 May 2020
Hearings on breach of access and breach of maintenance for separated parents are expected to be treated as urgent matters by the District Court.
Published 7 May 2020