Dr Ciarán O'Kelly has been promoted to senior lecturer at Queen's University Belfast School of Law. His research focuses on moral language in business and human rights, law and technology and public and private governance.
Darach Connolly, head of DLA Piper's competition practice in Dublin, has been promoted to legal director. Mr Connolly joined the global law firm's litigation and regulatory practice in February 2020, bringing experience from his previous roles at Van Bael & Bellis in Brussels and Irish firm Math
Solicitor Martin Sisk has been appointed to the board of the National Treatment Purchase Fund (NTPF), which works with public hospitals to fund treatment for suitable patients who have spent the longest time on waiting lists. Health minister Stephen Donnelly appointed Mr Sisk for a two-year term run
Maynooth University Department of Law has announced the appointment of Dr Yağmur Hortoğlu as an assistant professor in private law. Dr Hortoğlu's research focuses primarily on arbitration law and private international law, while she also retains a keen interest in the interaction between law and
Irish lawyer Joe Gavin has departed from his role as partner and head of financial services at ByrneWallace to take up a role as chief executive officer of the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA). With over 26 years' experience as a financial services lawyer, Mr Gavin, who takes up the role fr
Belfast-based law firm Cleaver Fulton Rankin has announced the appointment of director Kerry McCloy to lead a new legal technology group. Ms McCloy and a team of eight project managers, solicitors and legal professionals will provide large-scale document review and expert eDiscovery services to near
Irish barrister Doireann O'Mahony has joined Normanton Chambers in London while retaining her practice at the Irish bar. Ms O'Mahony called to the bar of England and Wales in 2018 and specialises in clinical negligence, with a particular focus on birth injuries.
Migrant and refugee rights centre Nasc has announced the appointment of solicitor Brian Collins as a legal officer in Cork. Mr Collins will join Julie O'Leary and Natalia McDonald in the NGO's legal service, which works with between 1,200 and 1,500 refugees, asylum seekers and migrants each year.
Health law expert Dr Eimear Spain has been reappointed to the Psychologists Registration Board (PRB). Dr Spain is a senior lecturer in health law at the University of Limerick (UL). One of her key interest areas is in the field of law and psychology.
McCann FitzGerald has announced the appointment of Georgina O'Riordan and Stephen FitzSimons as group leaders as it continues to grow amid increasing demand for legal services. Ms O'Riordan will lead the firm's finance group while Mr FitzSimons will lead the corporate department, both of which will
Barrister Alyson Kilpatrick has been appointed as the new chief commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC). Ms Kilpatrick, a public law specialist, will succeed Les Allamby in the leadership of the human rights watchdog with effect from 1 September 2021.
The Law Society of Northern Ireland has announced the appointment of Alison Grundle to a new role as head of member services. A number of new senior roles have been created by the Law Society in an effort to improve services for solicitors in Northern Ireland, according to the latest edition of The
Maynooth University Department of Law has announced the appointment of Dr Joe Garrihy as an assistant professor in criminology. Dr Garrihy previously held lectureships at Birmingham City University and the University of Winchester in the UK and at Maynooth.
Employment law specialist firm Lewis Silkin LLP has expanded into Northern Ireland through a partnership with Belfast-based Jones Cassidy Brett (JCB). The six-strong JCB team has been integrated into Lewis Silkin, with JCB partners Adam Brett and Ciara Fulton becoming partners of Lewis Silkin NI LLP
Matheson, Ireland's largest law firm, has announced the appointment of Niamh Counihan as its first pro bono partner. Ms Counihan will dedicate 50 per cent of her professional time to pro bono legal activities, while the other 50 per cent will continue to be dedicated to her responsibilities as Mathe