In-house lawyers are worried about business leaders underestimating reputational and compliance risks around sustainability, according to a new study from EY Law and the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession. Only 15 per cent of respondents to a survey of 1,000 general counsel and chief
Lawyer Stuart Anderson has been appointed as head of public affairs at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry. As part of a new member service, Mr Anderson will lead NI Chamber's direct interactions with politicians, helping to shape the legislative agenda and supporting elected repre
The UK government has taken further legislative steps to ensure that abortion services are commissioned in Northern Ireland. The Department of Health and the Northern Ireland Executive were last summer given a 31 March 2022 deadline to ensure access to abortion services, which they have missed.
Belfast-based Cleaver Fulton Rankin has been shortlisted for the ‘Wellbeing at Work’ award at the Responsible Business Awards 2022. The Responsible Business Awards, run by Business in the Community NI, aim to recognise and reward businesses who are actively working to build better workfo
The UK Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by a man who along with his brother was convicted of aggravated burglary in County Down, Northern Ireland, against the decision of the sentencing judge to reduce the amount of his sentencing discount. Owen Maughan contended that the sentencing judge had n
Belfast firm MKB Law has announced the appointment of Andrew Lightburn as an associate director and head of the firm's employment law department. Mr Lightburn has over 20 years' experience practising exclusively in employment law, and is dual-qualified in England and Wales and Northern Ireland.
A Russian solider has become the first member of the country's military to face a trial for alleged war crimes committed in Ukraine. Sergeant Vadim Shyshimarin, 21, appeared in court in Kyiv on Friday accused of killing an unarmed civilian.
Frank Flanagan and Daragh O'Shea, partners at Mason Hayes & Curran LLP, warn of potential unintended consequences of EU sanctions on Russia. Council Regulation (EU) 833/2014 (as amended), concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia's actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine, set out
Ireland will opt-in to the centralised European depository for evidence collected of international war crimes in Ukraine, the government has announced. Motions will be brought before the Dáil and Seanad by justice minister Helen McEntee this week to seek Oireachtas backing for Ireland's invol
Global law firm Taylor Wessing has published an information guide for Ukrainian refugees arriving in Ireland. The guide, available from the firm's website, includes legal and practical information on visas, transportation, employment rights and healthcare.
A group of lawyers from the UK should be banned from entering the US because they have allegedly “enabled malign activities of Russian oligarchs”, a congressman has claimed. Steve Cohen, a congressman from Tennessee, has called for six media lawyers to be refused visas.