Appointments

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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BHSM has announced the appointment of Rachel Nangle as a solicitor in the firm's commercial real estate department. A graduate of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), Ms Nangle qualified as a solicitor in December 2020.

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International law firm Taylor Wessing has confirmed the appointment of its latest partners, as part of its expansion plans to open in Ireland. Adam Griffiths and Deirdre MacCarthy will open TW Ireland with the support of UK partners James Goold and Alison Dennis.

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UK law firm Shoosmiths has announced the appointment of corporate lawyer Grant Edwards as a partner in Belfast. Mr Edwards is dual-qualified in Northern Ireland and England and Wales and has worked with venture capital and private equity funds across the UK on their investments in Northern Ireland.

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Criminologist Phil Scraton, professor emeritus at Queen's University Belfast School of Law, has joined a distinguished team of patrons of Include Youth, a rights-based charity working with young people. The team of six patrons, which include some of Northern Ireland's top athletes, will work closely

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Global law firm Kennedys has appointed Dublin-based partner Andrew McGahey as regional managing partner for Europe, the Middle East and Africa following a global structure review. Mr McGahey, the managing partner of the firm's Dublin office, joined Kennedys in 2018 as part of a broader team hire fro

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BHSM LLP has announced the appointment of James Lawless as a senior associate in its commercial real estate team. Mr Lawless specialises in the acquisition, disposal and leasing of a wide variety of properties, including offices, retail premises, warehousing and logistical units, apartment developme

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International law firm DAC Beachcroft has announced the promotion of Catriona McCorry to partner in the firm's Belfast office. The move forms part of a global round involving the appointment of 16 new partners, seven new legal directors, 30 new senior associates and eight new associates.

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Barrister and former judge Alan Mahon is to continue in his role as Ombudsman for the Defence Forces. Defence Minister Simon Coveney announced that Mr Mahon has been reappointed for a further three years, until 6 July 2024.

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