Tipperary solicitor Maura Derivan has been appointed as president of the Law Society of Ireland for 2022/23. Ms Derivan, managing partner of Derivan Sexton & Company, becomes the 152nd president of the Law Society and the sixth woman to serve in the role. This is the second time in history that
Susan Martin has been elected as president of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association (DSBA). Ms Martin is a practising solicitor of over 20 years and principal of Martin Solicitors. She is also a serving officer in the Army Reserve.
Conleth Bradley SC has been appointed to the board of directors of the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation. The registered charity, established in 1974 in response to the conflict in Northern Ireland, works with individuals and groups in Ireland and around the world to transform conflict, p
Belfast-based commercial law firm McKees has appointed Linus Murray as a partner in the firm's corporate and commercial team. With an expertise in licensing and a strong track record in commercial law, Mr Murray brings with him over 20 years’ experience which will enhance McKees already extens
Hayes solicitors LLP has announced the appointment of Tim Waghorn as partner and head of the firm's banking and financial services offering. The Dublin-based firm said the new appointment would allow the firm to "continue to deliver and enhance our banking service across a diverse range of transacti
A&L Goodbody (ALG) has appointed Amy Martin as an additional full-time lawyer in the firm's pro bono team. The move creates the largest dedicated pro bono practice in Ireland. Eithne Lynch, now head of pro bono, joined the firm in 2018 as the first full-time pro bono associate at any Irish law f
KOD Lyons has promoted Katie Dowling to associate in the Dublin-based firm's criminal law department. Ms Dowling's work includes representation in Blanchardstown and Trim courts, Garda station detention cases, prison and extradition applications and private criminal law advices.
Human rights lawyer Les Allamby has been appointed to the Northern Ireland Policing Board. Mr Allamby is a solicitor who has previously served as director of Law Centre NI and chief commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC).
Dr Łukasz Grzejdziak, the Ronan Harty Newman Fellow at UCD Sutherland School of Law, has been appointed as an international expert in a major training programme for Ukrainian judges. The training programme, organised with the National School of Judges of Ukraine, is funded by the European Union thr
Barrister Nicole Lappin has been appointed as chair of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) Board. Mrs Lappin, who is qualified north and south of the border but no longer practising, will take up the role from 5 November 2022.
Employment solicitor Máille Brady Bates has joined Facebook owner Meta as lead counsel for labour and employment in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Ms Bates was previously a senior associate in the employment team at Arthur Cox LLP in Dublin, where she trained and qualified as a so
Stephen Keogh and Darren Lehane SC have been appointed to the board of the Charities Regulator. Mr Keogh is a practising solicitor and the managing partner of Sellors LLP, while Mr Lehane is a senior counsel practising in the areas of public law, commercial law and chancery law.
Fiona Gallagher, partner at Rochford Gallagher & Company LLP, has been elected as president of the Sligo Solicitors Bar Association. She is joined on the new committee by John Anderson of McGovern Walsh & Co Solicitors LLP as secretary, Caroline McLaughlin of Callan Tansey Solicitors LLP as