Lawyers' safety

'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

Extra security precautions in Longford court after acid attack tip-off

Extra security precautions were put in place at Longford District Court last week after gardaí were tipped off about a planned acid attack, according to reports.

Published 23 September 2019

Gardaí called to Four Courts after alleged attack on defendant in defamation action

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 'rife in the legal profession'

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

Rapist jailed for further 20 months after threatening garda in court

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

England: Bullying and sexual harassment of women exaggerated, says Lord Chief Justice

Bullying and sexual harassment of women in the legal profession is greatly exaggerated, the Lord Chief Justice has said.

Published 4 April 2019

Man who attempted to bring knife into Criminal Courts of Justice jailed

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