Lawyers' safety



JMK Solicitors offer four-day week after two-year study

Working hours at Belfast and Newry firm JMK Solicitors have been reduced by a fifth, with no loss in pay, as part of an ongoing project to improve "work-life balance".

Published 26 June 2020

Belfast solicitor warned again of threat of being attacked

Belfast solicitor Michael Brentnall has been warned for the third time in eight months that he is in "imminent" danger of attack, according to reports.

Published 29 May 2020

Reports of mental health issues 'tip of the iceberg'

Legal mental health charity LawCare has released data on all COVID-19 related contacts it has received to date for Mental Health Awareness Week.

Published 18 May 2020

Solicitors invited to complete survey on experiences in Garda stations during COVID-19

Criminal defence solicitors have been invited to complete a survey on their experiences in Garda stations during the COVID-19 crisis.

Published 5 May 2020

Court users 'endangered' by large gathering at Four Courts

A large crowd of people who attended the Four Courts yesterday for the beginning of a legal challenge against COVID-19 restrictions "endangered themselves, gardaí, court staff and court users", the Courts Service has said.

Published 22 April 2020

Law Society launches new mental health support service for solicitors

The Law Society of Ireland has launched a new mental health service designed to support solicitors.

Published 14 April 2020

'No current plans' to close courthouses over coronavirus fears

The Courts Service of Ireland has said it has "no current plans to cancel court sittings" because of coronavirus, but is keeping contingency plans under constant review.

Published 11 March 2020

Observation post at Omagh Courthouse removed

The observation post at Omagh Courthouse has been removed but there are no plans to do away with its controversial wire meshing and grills, Justice Minister Naomi Long has said.

Published 10 March 2020

Human rights lawyer's action against Google over alleged hacking adjourned generally

A High Court action by a German human rights lawyer against Google over what he claims are several attempts by parties based in the Middle East to hack his private email account has been adjourned generally.

Published 6 March 2020

Human rights lawyer launches proceedings against Google over hacking claims

A human rights lawyer from Germany who says that hackers in the Middle East are trying to unlawfully access his email has launched proceedings against Google in the Irish courts.

Published 28 February 2020

Security concerns raised after woman brings claw hammer into €35m Cork courthouse

Security concerns have been raised at a €35 million courthouse opened in Cork just last year after a woman admitted bringing a claw hammer into the building to intimidate someone.

Published 13 November 2019

#InPictures: Law Society hosts morning pilates for mental health

The Law Society of Northern Ireland hosted an early morning pilates class yesterday to mark World Mental Health Day.

Published 11 October 2019

Mental health experts to address Law Society conference

Mental health experts will discuss the importance of mindfulness in improving general mental health and productivity at a conference organised by the Law Society's younger members committee later today.

Published 10 October 2019

Law Society launches project to improve wellbeing of Irish solicitors

The Law Society of Ireland has announced the launch of a new initiative designed to promote wellbeing in the solicitors' profession in Ireland.

Published 8 October 2019

Jolyon Maugham QC bought stab vest after Brexit litigation threats

Barrister Jolyon Maugham QC, who has played a key role in Brexit litigation over the past three years, has revealed that he bought a stab vest following threats against his life.

Published 27 September 2019