Appointments

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Co Mayo firm P. O’Connor & Son has appointed Samantha Geraghty as its new managing partner. Ms Geraghty succeeds former Law Society president Pat O'Connor, who continues in practice as a senior partner in the firm.

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Trade mark law specialist Stobbs Ireland has appointed Tasneem Madani as an intangible asset (IA) executive. Ms Madani becomes the fourth member of the Dublin office, which was established last summer and supports clients in Ireland and throughout the EU.

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Arthur Cox has announced the appointment of nine new of counsel in its Dublin office, reflecting the depth of talent across the firm as well as increased demand for our services across a variety of key sectors and practice areas.

Northern Ireland

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The former British soldier convicted of manslaughter in relation to the 1988 shooting of Aidan McAnespie will be sentenced tomorrow afternoon. Former Grenadier Guardsman David Holden denied the charge but was found guilty last November after the judge found he gave a “deliberately false accoun

Universities

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Dr John Stannard, a senior lecturer at Queen's University Belfast School of Law, has been awarded an awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list for services to legal education. Born in East Anglia and brought up and educated in the north of England, Dr Stannard read law at the University of Oxford

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The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) prize for the best Master's dissertation submitted to the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) at Ulster University has been awarded to Fiona MacGregor. Ms MacGregor's dissertation, "Whose Rape is it Anyway?", explores UN responses to opportunisti

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Pearce Clancy, a PhD scholar at the Irish Centre for Human Rights in University of Galway School of Law, has been awarded the EJ Phelan Fellowship in International Law by the National University of Ireland. The Fellowship is awarded to one applicant every two years for an 18-month period in honour o

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Law students are more likely to misuse alcohol and have suicidal thoughts than their peers, according to a new study by researchers north and south of the border. A research paper produced by academics at Ulster University (UU), Atlantic Technological University (ATU) and Uppsala University explores