Lawyers' safety

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

Convention on profession of the lawyer proposed amid rising attacks on practitioners

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

Most Irish barristers experience aggression, threats or violence in their work

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