A&L Goodbody LLP has named David Widger as its next managing partner, taking the reins of the firm from May 2022. He will succeed Julian Yarr following the completion of his third and final term as managing partner, having served in the leading role for 12 years.
The backlog of cases in the criminal courts in England and Wales is likely to be a pervasive issue for several years, severely affecting all court users, according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO). The pandemic significantly affected the work of the criminal justice system, requiring e
The Northern Ireland courts are relying on Westminster to ensure that remote hearings can continue to take place in the criminal courts beyond spring 2022, justice minister Naomi Long has said. Mrs Long has expressed concern that repeal of the UK's Coronavirus Act 2020 "would make it impossible to c
Judicial salaries in Northern Ireland and across the UK have been frozen for a year, new figures from the Ministry of Justice show. The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, Sir Declan Morgan, received a salary of £234,184 in 2019. This rose to £238,868 last year but has remained the s
Witness actions in the High Court will be listed for a physical hearing as the "default position" from next week, the president of the High Court has announced. In a statement on the management of court proceedings in the Michaelmas term, Ms Justice Mary Irvine said remote hearings would only be use
Two-thirds of HR professionals believe that some employees will simply refuse to return to the workplace following the Covid-19 pandemic, a new survey by business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran LLP suggests. Over 200 HR professionals from both the public and private sectors were surveyed at a rec