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Eversheds Sutherland relaunches LGBT+ staff network

Eversheds Sutherland relaunches LGBT+ staff network

Eversheds Sutherland recently invited a representative of LGBT+ group OUTstanding to its offices for the re-launch of Perspective, the firm’s employee network for LGBT+ staff and supporters. The firm said the network aims to offer a forum for all of its employees to learn more about LGBT+ issues, as well as to support LGBT+ colleagues […]

Mason Hayes & Curran promotes new debt recovery partner

Mason Hayes & Curran promotes new debt recovery partner

Mason Hayes & Curran has announced the promotion of senior associate Liz Quinn to partner in the firm’s debt recovery team. Ms Quinn has extensive experience in advising on complex commercial disputes, on issues ranging from credit insurance, fraud, product liability and professional negligence. As well as recovering debts for a large public sector client, […]

Department of Justice still has ‘no time frame’ for consideration of prisoner transfer ruling

Department of Justice still has ‘no time frame’ for consideration of prisoner transfer ruling

The Department of Justice has still not indicated a time frame in which it will complete its consideration of a Supreme Court judgment on prisoner transfer applications handed down well over a year ago. Transfer applications to Ireland from prisoners abroad remain on hold after three prisoners successfully challenged the law detaining them. In September […]

Flanagan meets British counterparts in London amid Brexit uncertainty

Flanagan meets British counterparts in London amid Brexit uncertainty

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan stressed the importance of continued participation in European law enforcement measures and a careful Brexit transition at a meeting with UK cabinet ministers. Mr Flanagan held a meeting with Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Justice Secretary David Lidington and Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire in London yesterday. They discussed the ongoing close […]

Senior barrister warns Eighth Amendment committee of inherent ‘legal uncertainties’

Senior barrister warns Eighth Amendment committee of inherent ‘legal uncertainties’

A senior barrister has warned the Oireachtas committee on the Eighth Amendment that all of the options under consideration for abortion law reform involve significant legal uncertainty. Nuala Butler SC was commissioned to provide a legal opinion on each of the six options identified by the committee, The Irish Times reports. Ms Butler told the […]

Invite our correspondent to your upcoming events

Invite our correspondent to your upcoming events

Holding an event that you want covered in Irish Legal News? Kevin wants to hear from you. If you are holding an interesting conference, seminar, fundraiser or social event that you would like to have covered, our correspondent Kevin Burns would like to hear from you. Kevin covered the Belfast Homecoming Legal Symposium 2017 and […]

NUI Galway to host lecture by war crimes lawyer Peter McCloskey

NUI Galway to host lecture by war crimes lawyer Peter McCloskey

The Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway will host a free public lecture on the prosecution of the Bosnian genocide next week. The lecture will be given by Peter McCloskey, a senior trial attorney in the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) who worked […]

Ballinamore courthouse repairs delayed for structural report

Ballinamore courthouse repairs delayed for structural report

Essential repair works on Ballinamore Courthouse have been delayed while a structural engineer prepares a report on the building. Eamon Scanlon, TD for Sligo–Leitrim, said the building was in a “dilapidated condition”. Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said work was due to be undertaken on the building’s roof earlier this year. However, the Courts Service of […]

Walkers and Business to Arts team up to teach photography to kids

Walkers and Business to Arts team up to teach photography to kids

Financial services law firm Walkers is teaming up with Business to Arts to set up a new photographer-in-residence programme in Dublin. The programme, with support from the Docklands Arts Fund, will see a photographer work with Walkers staff and children from a local school and to develop their creativity and photographic skills. The venture, beginning […]

Law Society leads criticism of legal aid funding in Budget 2018

Law Society leads criticism of legal aid funding in Budget 2018

The Law Society of Ireland and legal rights group FLAC have raised concerns that funding set out in Budget 2018 will not allow for the abolition of legal aid fees for victims of domestic violence. They also raised concerns that the 3 per cent increase in funding – down from 12 per cent in the […]