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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, […]

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 […]