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West Cork firm Hallissey & Partners LLP Solicitors has appointed Kate Hallissey and Julie Gallwey as partners. Ms Hallissey, who joined the firm 15 years ago, works across a number of legal areas, specialising in litigation, including personal injuries, medical negligence, landlord and tenant di

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International law firm Simmons & Simmons has promoted Andrea Brennan to partner in its dispute resolution, restructuring and special situations team in Dublin. Ms Brennan advises on high-profile commercial disputes and complex restructuring work, including cross-border restructurings, asset reco

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Northern Ireland lawyers Jude Copeland and William Wilson have become 'champions' of legal wellbeing charity LawCare. Champions support LawCare's vision of a legal sector that values good mental health and where people thrive, by committing to work with the charity to raise awareness and generate op

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Jim McCooe has been appointed to the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland for a three-year term. Mr McCooe is currently a non-executive director and chair of the audit committee at Northern Ireland's Department of Health. He is also business improvement director at Healthy Kidz.

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Belfast-based Paschal O'Hare Personal Injury Solicitors has welcomed Amy Brady as a solicitor in the firm's personal injury team. Ms Brady qualified as a solicitor in 2021, having graduated from the University of Liverpool with an undergraduate degree in law in 2017.

Northern Ireland

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Northern Ireland's new Green Book will provide "more clarity and consistency" in personal injury awards, Clyde & Co has said. The global law firm recently welcomed senior insurance leaders to its Belfast office to consider the likely impact of the changes published in the sixth edition of the Gr

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A public consultation has been launched as part of a review of civil legal services in Northern Ireland. The Department of Justice is seeking views from people who have needed to get legal advice or help in court for issues including family courts, non-molestation order, faulty goods, exclusion from

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Northern Ireland's Court of Appeal has quashed a conviction for murder in relation to the 1975 Forkhill landmine attack following a referral by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). Patrick Thompson received a life sentence with a 30-year minimum term for the murder of four British Army offic

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UK legislation to automatically quash convictions linked to the Post Office Horizon scandal will be extended to Northern Ireland, the UK government has confirmed. A total of 26 convictions in Northern Ireland will now be quashed through the Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill, which is expect

Universities

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In the latest episode of the University of Galways's Human Rights Podcast, LLM student Julia Collins hosts Professor Ray Murphy, program director of the LLM in peace operations and humanitarian law. Together, they discuss children and armed conflicts, focussing on the recruitment of children and the

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Professor Suzanne Kingston is to deliver UCD Sutherland School of Law's John M Kelly Lecture 2024. She was appointed as a judge of the General Court of the European Union in 2022. This year's lecture will be a major part of the celebration of 10 years in the Sutherland School of Law building on the

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A law student at the University of Galway has secured a prestigious internship with a US federal appeals court. Grace O'Brien, a final-year student on the BCL Criminology and Criminal Justice degree programme, obtained the internship through a summer exchange programme with Suffolk University Law Sc

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Maynooth University School of Law and Criminology is believed to have become the first academic department in a European university to adopt a restorative practices policy. Dr Ian Marder, whose research focuses on the development of restorative justice and restorative practices in criminal justice,

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As mergers, acquisitions and strategic representation arrangements have altered the Irish legal scene, the Big Four accountants haven’t been slow to see the opportunity to transform themselves from audit firms to multidisciplinary professional services operations. Having made their first foray

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The cost-of-living crisis, a protracted war in Ukraine and a vicious conflict in the Middle East are among the emergencies that have meant a stressful year for many of us. Some upcoming respite over the Christmas and New Year break will be welcome. Sadly, though, that won’t be the case for eve

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Time is something of a scarce commodity for solicitor Susan Martin. Like the principal of any independent law firm, she has been dealing with the inescapable practicalities of life that kick in at this time of year — a list of demands that were somewhat reduced when she recently completed her

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Fiona McNulty clearly thrives on being “involved”. And she positively embraces the opportunity to participate in a range of activities that both extend beyond and complement her work as a senior associate at Mason Hayes & Curran LLP by Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock. “I enjoy