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James Seymour appointed county registrar for Tipperary

James Seymour appointed county registrar for Tipperary

Solicitor James Seymour has been appointed by Cabinet as County Registrar for Tipperary. Mr Seymour, a graduate of NUI Galway, qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and had his own offices in both Galway and Nenagh. Prior to his appointment, he was a partner at Berwick Solicitors of Galway and Dublin, specialising in commercial and […]

Attorney and former US ambassador to address UCC events

Attorney and former US ambassador to address UCC events

Kevin O’Malley, a distinguished attorney and former US Ambassador to Ireland, is set to attend a number of events at University College Cork during his week-long visit to Cork. Mr O’Malley, who was ambassador from 2014-16, is the keynote speaker at the Graduands Coffee Morning being held in the Law Common Room at 8.30am on […]

Law Society warns of bogus banking emails circulating

Law Society warns of bogus banking emails circulating

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has issued a warning to its members regarding bogus banking emails which are circulating and targeting legal professionals and businesses. The Law Society said it is aware of reports of three variations of the same bogus email, which invites the recipient to click on documents which contain potential virus […]

Law Society to host elder law conference

Law Society to host elder law conference

The Law Society of Northern Ireland is hosting a multi-disciplinary elder law conference in Belfast next month, focusing on capacity law and issues for medico-legal professionals. The “timely and important” is event is being organised in partnership with STEP NI, and all proceeds will go to charity Age NI. The Society says the event will […]

Matheson sponsors Financial Centres Summit 2017

Matheson sponsors Financial Centres Summit 2017

Matheson is partnering with Finance Dublin and Financial Services Ireland for the 2017 Financial Centres Summit. As well as sponsoring the event, three of its partners will address delegates at the summit, which examines the business and jurisdictional issues facing cross-border international financial services businesses. Turlough Galvin, partner and head of tax at Matheson, will […]

Cleaver Fulton Rankin welcomes high ranking in 125th anniversary year

Cleaver Fulton Rankin welcomes high ranking in 125th anniversary year

Belfast-based firm Cleaver Fulton Rankin has excelled in the rankings of the latest edition of the prestigious legal directory, Legal 500. The commercial law firm is listed as one of a few “key players” among Northern Ireland practices. It was ranked in the top Tier in three practice areas and in Tier 2 in a […]

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 […]

Lawyers seek judicial review over Vote Leave’s spending

Lawyers seek judicial review over Vote Leave’s spending

The Electoral Commission’s decision to abandon an investigation into Vote Leave’s Brexit campaign could see it face legal action, the BBC reports. Vote Leave paid £625,000 to settle bills with a Canadian digital agency that were run up by a student campaigner. But the commission has said there are no grounds to suspect any illegal […]

Italy: Woman wins paid sick leave to look after dog

Italy: Woman wins paid sick leave to look after dog

An Italian woman has been granted paid sick leave for days she took off to look after her dog, following a landmark court battle. The 53-year-old academic took two days off working at La Sapienza University in Rome in order to look after her English settler, Cucciola, who became unwell. The dog had surgery in […]

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, […]