Caoilfhionn Gallagher KC has been appointed as the Irish government's special rapporteur on child protection for a three-year term. Ms Gallagher is an accomplished international human rights lawyer and barrister, originally from Dublin and based in Doughty Street Chambers in London.
Solicitors in Northern Ireland will benefit from a discount on private healthcare services following a new partnership between the Law Society and the Kingsbridge Healthcare Group. The Law Society of Northern Ireland has signed up to the Kingsbridge Membership Club, which allows organisations to off
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
Suzanne Keenan, director in Belfast-based Cleaver Fulton Rankin's employment and immigration team, has been named as a finalist in the Women in Business NI Awards 2023. Ms Keenan has been shortlisted for the ‘Best in Professional Services’ Award, which recognises an individual who goes a
Belfast-based Carson McDowell has launched a year-long partnership with Air Ambulance Northern Ireland.
Belfast solicitor Shannon Gawley has been elected as chair of the Northern Ireland Young Solicitors' Association (NIYSA). Ms Gawley is a solicitor in the commercial team at Carson McDowell who is currently on secondment to Invest NI. She is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast and obtained
Law students Fallon Burns and Dariya-Mariya Petryshyn from Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) have triumphed in the regional heat of the Law Society of Northern Ireland’s Client Consultation Competition 2023. The competition, which has been successfully run by the Law Society over the last
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
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
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
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