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If, as Shakespeare nearly said, some are born lawyers… and some have the law thrust upon them, Flor McCarthy certainly appears to fit the latter. The Clonakilty-based solicitor is managing partner at McCarthy + Co LLP, which was founded by his mother Ann in 1987. Ann had, unusually, re-qualif

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If you are in Edinburgh during the Festival be sure to visit the National Gallery’s new Lavery on Location exhibition – a well-curated tour de force of the works of Sir John Lavery, the Irish Impressionist who carved out a distinguished career for himself and became one of Britain’

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Simon Donagh BL, chair of the Irish Criminal Bar Association, writes for Irish Legal News on today's withdrawal of services by criminal barristers. Practising in criminal law is an honour and privilege. Whether prosecuting or defending, the work is an important public service.

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Robert Shiels reviews Operation Morthor: The Last Great Mystery of the Cold War. On 18 September 1961, a plane transporting Dag Hammarskjöld, then the secretary-general of the United Nations, flew across the Congo on a long route to avoid a vast area that had seceded from the main part of the c

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Scottish lawyer Robert Shiels reviews a book on the life of Roger Casement. How do you present a biography of a person in a different age who travelled the world and attained great fame? Any such subject would test even an experienced writer and Sir Roger Casement more so.

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The trial in question, of Bruno Dey, opened in Hamburg on 17 October 2019. Dey was charged with his role within the Holocaust. It was alleged that he was involved as an accessory (compared to a perpetrator which is the distinction on which the book focuses) in the murder of 5,230 inmates at Stutthof

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Talking with Joan Crawford, the chief executive of the Legal Aid Board, is a refreshing engagement with positivity. It’s an approach she clearly brings to the office as well as to her many sporting and social interests. The media frequently highlights the challenges facing the legal aid sector

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