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Court of Appeal: Ban on same-sex marriage discriminated against same-sex couples

Northern Ireland's ban on same-sex marriage amounted to unjustified discrimination against same-sex couples, the Court of Appeal in Belfast has ruled.

Published 7 April 2020

Pinsent Masons promotes three directors in Belfast

International law firm Pinsent Masons has promoted three Belfast lawyers to legal directors in its 2020 promotion round.

Published 7 April 2020

Edel Coughlan joins legal team at Asset Management Exchange

Solicitor Edel Coughlan has joined the legal team at the Asset Management Exchange (AMX), an institutional platform for investors and asset managers.

Published 7 April 2020

Dr Ciara Fitzpatrick joins Transitional Justice Institute as law lecturer

Dr Ciara Fitzpatrick has joined the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) at Ulster University as a lecturer in law.

Published 7 April 2020

Irish website operators warned they could face enforcement action over tracking cookies

Irish website operators have been warned they could face enforcement action from the Data Protection Commission (DPC) over their use of tracking cookies.

Published 7 April 2020

Twenty years since 'radical' appointment of notary for Cork and Dublin

Lawyer Bill Holohan is reflecting this week on the 20th anniversary of his "radical" appointment as notary for the cities and counties of Cork and Dublin.

Published 7 April 2020

Suzanne Keenan returns to MKB Law from maternity leave amid coronavirus upheaval

Belfast-based MKB Law has welcomed back associate director and employment head Suzanne Keenan from maternity leave.

Published 7 April 2020

Court rules Volkswagen installed 'defeat devices' to cheat emissions tests

Volkswagen installed illegal "defeat devices" in its vehicles, the High Court in London has ruled in a significant victory for litigants suing the car manufacturer over the emissions scandal.

Published 7 April 2020

Deals roundup

A round-up of deals involving Irish law firms. Submit your deals to newsdesk@irishlegal.com.

Published 7 April 2020

And finally... kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town

A man has been charged after hosting a Pink Floyd tribute concert outside his home in violation of a ban on social gatherings.

Published 7 April 2020

Court of Appeal: Licence fees appeal by musicians' body allowed

The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal taken by the Recorded Artists Actors Performers Ltd (RAAP) in proceedings taken against a record companies organisation, Phonographic Performance (Ireland) Ltd, over calculation of music license fees.

Published 6 April 2020

Coronavirus is 'no excuse' for non-compliance with family court orders

Children are allowed to move between parents' homes during the coronavirus pandemic to comply with access orders, according to new guidance for lawyers.

Published 6 April 2020

Criminal barristers to receive legal aid payments during coronavirus lockdown

Criminal barristers have been told they will receive legal aid payments for adjourned cases during the coronavirus lockdown and "refresher fees" when trials resume.

Published 6 April 2020

Law Society seeks 'urgent resolution' to Land Registry closure

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has raised concerns over the impact of the Land Registry's closure during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 6 April 2020

Legal Services Oversight Commissioner reappointed for three years

Northern Ireland's inaugural Legal Services Oversight Commissioner (LSOC), whose powers have still not come into effect, has been reappointed for a second three-year term.

Published 6 April 2020