Caoimhe McConnell has joined Richard Grogan & Associates as head of litigation. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the areas of personal injury, medical negligence, workplace accidents and product liability.
Northern Ireland barrister Conor Mullan has joined 3PB Barristers in London. Mr Mullan continues to practise as a barrister both in Northern Ireland, where he qualified in 2003, and in England and Wales, where he qualified in 2012.
Eugene F Collins has announced the appointment of Lisa Griffin as a senior associate in the firm's property and construction team. Ms Griffin has wide experience in the leasing, acquisition and disposal of commercial, office and retail property. She also specialises in property-based lending for bot
Insolvency law specialist Brigid Napier has been elected as president of the Law Society of Northern Ireland. Ms Napier, a director at Napier Solicitors in Belfast, has taken up her new role with a commitment to represent the interests of solicitors and their clients and to meet the challenges ahead
Matheson partner Kate McKenna has been elected as chairperson of the Irish Society for European Law (ISEL). Ms McKenna, partner in the firm's EU, competition and regulatory law group, will serve a two-year term as chairperson, succeeding barrister and law lecturer Dr Aoife Beirne BL.
Cleaver Fulton Rankin has announced the appointment of Suzanne Keenan as a director in the firm's employment team, specialising in employment and HR matters. Ms Keenan has over 10 years' experience in employment law, advising on the full scope of employment law issues as well as representing clients
Ger Deering has been nominated by ministers for appointment as ombudsman and information commissioner. Mr Deering, currently the financial services and pensions ombudsman, is the government's choice to succeed Peter Tyndall following his retirement at the end of the year.
Niall McPeake, principal legal officer in the Department of Justice, has been elected as chair of the In-House Lawyers' Group Northern Ireland (IHLGNI) at its recent AGM. Ciarán Fegan of Graham Group has been elected as secretary, while Anne MacRandal of Autism Initiatives NI has been elected
Belfast-based KRW LAW LLP has announced the appointment of Elaine Woods to the firm's legacy department. Ms Woods joins the firm to support its "burgeoning work in conflict-related and historic abuse litigation", a spokesperson said.
Matheson has announced the appointment of three new partners and a consultant in its corporate practice area. Davinia Brennan and Rory O'Keeffe have joined as partners in the firm's technology and innovation group, while Caroline Kearns and Niamh Mulholland have joined the financial institutions gro
Family lawyer Karen Connolly has been appointed to a steering group set up by Women's Aid to raise awareness about the impact of domestic abuse on women aged 55 and over. Ms Connolly, a partner at Belfast-based Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors, will help guide and support the Older But No Safer pro
Family lawyer Ken Breen has joined human rights firm KOD Lyons in Dublin. Mr Breen brings over 25 years of experience to the firm, having qualified as a solicitor in 1995 after graduating from the University of Limerick.
McCann FitzGerald LLP has announced the appointment of Stephen Holst as its incoming managing partner, taking the reins from Barry Devereux in April 2022. Mr Holst is currently a partner in both the employment, pensions and incentives and disputes groups of the firm.
Two lawyers have been appointed as members of Leopardstown Park Hospital Board for a five-year term. Barrister Ciara Davin and solicitor Doirín Mulligan have been appointed by health minister Stephen Donnelly to serve on the Board until 17 February 2026.
Ronan Daly Jermyn (RDJ) has announced the appointment of five new partners across the firm's corporate, employment, healthcare, litigation and real estate practices. The new partner are Ruth Finnerty in healthcare, Marie Gavin in corporate and commercial, David Phelan in real estate, Michael Quinlan