A man held up a judge, a barrister and his estranged wife with a fake pistol and a hoax pipe bomb during a “terrifying” siege in a Dublin court, his sentence hearing has been told.
Published 25 January 2021
Family lawyers have paid tribute to Fermanagh social worker Nuala McLaughlin, who died from Covid-19 late last year.
Published 22 January 2021
A woman who wants to bring family law proceedings against her allegedly violent former partner has launched a High Court challenge over the Legal Aid Board's refusal to fund her action.
Published 13 January 2021
Remote hearings are not delivering effective access to justice in Northern Ireland's family courts, research by an Ulster University academic suggests.
Published 18 December 2020
Family lawyer Claire Edgar, partner at Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors, examines the issue of equality in divorce settlements.
Published 16 December 2020
The High Court has granted a divorce and made a number of orders in relation to a family home, commenting that an abuse of privilege may have costs implications.
Published 2 December 2020
Parents whose children are subject of access orders should "try to agree what access can happen safely", the president of the District Court has said.
Published 2 November 2020
Claire Edgar of Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors examines a recent case concerning the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.
Published 22 October 2020
The Family Lawyers’ Association of Ireland (FLA) has established a committee of family law practitioners to scrutinise the government's proposals for family court reform.
Published 15 October 2020
The Legal Aid Board is bracing for an increase in demand and delays in accessing legal services due to the Covid-19 pandemic, its chairperson Philip O'Leary has said.
Published 8 October 2020
The Law Society of Ireland has welcomed yesterday's government announcement on family law reform as "reflective of the vision the Law Society called for".
Published 1 October 2020
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