There were violent scenes requiring the intervention of gardaí and security in the Four Courts yesterday, when the defendant in a defamation action was allegedly attacked and injured by a group of individuals who attended court.
Published 1 August 2019
Bullying and sexual harassment is "rife in the legal profession", according to a new study which surveyed nearly 7,000 legal professionals from 135 countries.
Published 15 May 2019
A rapist who followed a garda around a courtroom, shouting that he hoped she would "get run over by a bus", has been sentenced to an additional 20 months in prison.
Published 5 April 2019
Bullying and sexual harassment of women in the legal profession is greatly exaggerated, the Lord Chief Justice has said.
Published 4 April 2019
A man who admitted attempting to carry a knife into the Criminal Courts of Justice complex in order to attack a man who was looking for bail has been jailed for two years.
Published 15 March 2019
A new convention on the profession of the lawyer has been proposed by the Council of Europe amid rising attacks on practitioners around the world.
Published 20 February 2019
A majority of Irish barristers have experienced aggression, threats or violence in the course of their work, according to a new survey.
Published 15 February 2019