Judge Síofra O'Leary, the Irish judge on the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), has been tipped as the frontrunner in the election for the court's presidency. Human rights campaigners and legal experts speaking to Irish Legal News have warmly welcomed the Dublin-born judge's potenti
Northern Ireland’s High Court has dismissed a claim seeking deletion of records after a mother was incorrectly labelled as responsible for “confirmed neglect” before her son was born. The court found that the records had been correctly rectified and were now accurate, and their dec
Northern Ireland's higher education institutions have signed up to a pledge not to use non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) to silence victims of sexual harassment. Queen’s University, Ulster University, Stranmillis University College, St Mary’s University College and the Open University in
The Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, Dame Siobhan Keegan, features in the latest episode of the Legal History Project podcast series. In a candid conversation, Dame Siobhan shares her pathway into a career in law as well as hopes and priorities for her tenure.
Northern Ireland’s High Court has rejected a claim that a Co Down mortgager discharged his debts in full after writing on his redemption letter stating that he had endorsed it. The court found that a promissory note can only extinguish an existing debt if the creditor has agreed to that being
A public consultation has been launched on the use of "live link" video and audio conference systems in Northern Ireland courts and tribunal hearings. The consultation, running until 26 September 2022, seeks views on the future use of live links as part of the digital improvement and modernisation o
The Law Society of Ireland will host a networking and information event for displaced Ukrainian lawyers next week. Michelle Ní Longáin, president of the Law Society, will be among the guest speakers at the event, taking place at Blackhall Place on Wednesday 27 July from 2pm to 6pm.
Ukraine's prosecutor general has been suspended amid allegations that officials in her office have collaborated with Russian authorities. Reports initially said Iryna Venediktova, who has served as prosecutor general since 2020, was dismissed from the position by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, befor
There is an urgent need for the UK and its allies like the USA and Australia to give clearer information about how they would respond in self-defence to ‘imminent’ armed attacks, a new study says. This is because the UN Charter requires countries to establish that they have been a victim
A Moscow court has sentenced an opposition councillor and lawyer to seven years' imprisonment for criticising Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in what is the first sentence to be given for such offences. Alexei Gorinov, a deputy at Moscow’s Krasnoselsky district council, was arrested in April and
Foreign lawyers have been invited to join the Ukraine Bar Association (UBA) to show support for the war-torn country's legal profession. Lawyers anywhere in the world can become 'international participants' for €200 per year to "join our cause and help us continue our activities".