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International experts launch UCC School of Law’s Centre for Children’s Rights and Family Law

International experts launch UCC School of Law’s Centre for Children’s Rights and Family Law

Academics from eight countries yesterday launched UCC School of Law’s new Centre for Children’s Rights and Family Law. Professor Ursula Kilkelly, Dean of the School of Law, told Irish Legal News that the launch of the new centre “represents a wonderful opportunity to consolidate and highlight the work being undertaken here in the fields of […]

Attorney General will sit on new judicial appointments body

Attorney General will sit on new judicial appointments body

The Attorney General will sit on the proposed new Judicial Appointments Commission under proposed Government amendments to the draft legislation, The Irish Times reports. It comes just weeks after prominent lawyers backed Attorney General Séamus Woulfe SC over his description of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill as a “dog’s dinner”. The Cabinet will today consider […]

Fahy Bambury joins criminal justice reform group

Fahy Bambury joins criminal justice reform group

Fahy Bambury Solicitors has joined the Association for Criminal Justice Research & Development (ACJRD) as a member. The association seeks to promote reform, development and effective operation of the criminal justice system by providing a forum for those in the sector, promoting study and research, and promoting the highest standards of practice by criminal justice […]

Cork solicitor who tried to hire hitman struck off

Cork solicitor who tried to hire hitman struck off

Cork solicitor Gary O’Flynn has been struck off following his conviction for soliciting a person to murder three people, the Irish Examiner reports. Mr Justice Peter Kelly, president of the High Court, made the order on foot of an application from the Law Society. The judge said Mr O’Flynn’s wrongdoing was of “a different order […]

Matheson advises lenders on Grangegorman DIT campus project

Matheson advises lenders on Grangegorman DIT campus project

Matheson recently acted as Irish counsel for a syndicate of funders and lenders in connection with the financing of Dublin Institute of Technology’s (DIT) €220 million Grangegorman Campus PPP project. The funders and lenders include Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the European Investment Bank, Sun Life Investment Managers and Talanx Asset Management. The €220 million […]

Arthur Cox hosts DCU Brexit Institute conference on financial services

Arthur Cox hosts DCU Brexit Institute conference on financial services

Arthur Cox hosted a recent DCU Brexit Institute conference on the implications of Brexit on Ireland’s financial services industry. Managing partner Brian O’Gorman welcomed the DCU Brexit Institute and guests to the firm’s offices. The event was then opened by a keynote address by Joaquín Almunia, former European commissioner for economic and monetary affairs and […]

Barrister sues minister and senator over tweets

Barrister sues minister and senator over tweets

A barrister has commenced defamation proceedings against Health Minister Simon Harris and Senator Catherine Noone over tweets they posted after the lawyer participated in an RTÉ radio programme. The actions have been brought by Benedict Ó Floinn BL, who claims he was defamed in the tweets after he participated in a panel discussion about the […]

Liam Devally obituary

Liam Devally obituary

An obituary of Liam Devally, the former singer, TV presenter, barrister and judge who has died at 85, has been published by the Sunday Independent. The obituary traces Mr Devally’s varied life from the start of his broadcasting career in 1953 to becoming a barrister in the 1970s and his appointment as a judge of […]

King’s Inns to host open day for would-be students

King’s Inns to host open day for would-be students

Would-be law students are being offered a rare opportunity to visit the King’s Inns. The next open day at Ireland’s oldest law school, taking place on Saturday 28 April, will share key information about its diploma in legal studies and degree of barrister-at-law. The King’s Inns is unusual in Ireland in providing part-time learning options […]

Mason Hayes & Curran names Kevin Hoy as chair

Mason Hayes & Curran names Kevin Hoy as chair

Mason Hayes & Curran has announced the appointment of Kevin Hoy as chair of the firm, taking over from Emer Gilvarry. Mr Hoy’s extensive legal experience includes business law, financial services and real estate law. He led the firm’s Real Estate department, which has grown to be the largest real estate practice in Ireland. His […]