Matheson has announced the appointment of partner Shane Hogan as head of the firm's tax practice. Mr Hogan, who joined Matheson in 2000, advises international corporations doing business in and from Ireland on all aspects of corporate tax.
Professor Joan Loughrey has been appointed as head of Queen's University Belfast (QUB) School of Law. She joins QUB from the University of Leeds, where she served as interim head of the school of law from 2020 until 2021. She also served as deputy head of school there from 2013 to 2019, and as direc
International law firm Bird & Bird has announced plans to open its first Irish office in Dublin this summer. The firm, which has over 1,400 lawyers in 30 offices across Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, said its Irish base would initially focus on the areas of privacy and
Three lawyers have been appointed to Northern Ireland's Civil Legal Services Appeal Panel, which adjudicates appeals against civil legal aid decisions. Séamus McIlroy, a barrister and former solicitor who served as director of legal services for the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland from
Six people have been appointed to the board of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), allowing it to resume functioning. Virginija Petrauskaite, a solicitor with the Irish Refugee Council, has joined the board alongside George Maybury, Stephen Driver, Sinead Gogan, Barry O'Brien and Brendan McGin
Sprout Social, a provider of cloud-based social media management software, has appointed Patrick Callinan as senior legal counsel. Mr Callinan, who is qualified in Ireland, England and Wales has over 14 years’ of experience in international commercial law, including advising sovereign states,
Belfast-based KRW LAW LLP has welcomed Grainne Graham and Conor Cunningham to the firm as paralegals. Ms Graham joins the firm's historic abuse redress and conflict litigation departments. She brings experience from her work on the recent Ballymurphy massacre inquest case.
Mason Hayes & Curran LLP has announced the appointment of Julie Austin as a partner in the firm's privacy and data security team. Ms Austin advises clients on a range of data protection issues solving complex global privacy problems for major organisations.
The newly-formed committee of the Northern Ireland Young Solicitors Association (NIYSA) has elected its vice-chair, secretary, treasurer and other officers for 2022. The NIYSA committee, which was elected at its AGM last month, elected its officers following its first monthly meeting of the year.
Solicitors William Glover and David Hardstaff have been re-elected as co-chairs of the London Irish Lawyers Association (LILA) for 2022. The association, which welcomes solicitors, barristers, academics and law students in London with an affinity to the island of Ireland, has over 800 members.
Global legal business DWF has announced the appointment of Sinéad Ryan as a partner in Dublin and the promotion of partners James Morrison and Mark Taggart in Belfast. The firm has announced 34 senior promotions as part of its worldwide promotions round, with 17 new partners, four other senio
Alan Hunter, the former chief executive of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, has been appointed to the board of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland (CCNI). Mr Hunter, who has held a number of leading positions within the Law Society and the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commissio
Brian J McMullin Solicitors has announced the appointment of William Aylmer as a consultant in its Dublin office. Mr Aylmer has nearly three decades' experience as a solicitor, with particular expertise in mediation, civil and commercial litigation, professional regulation, criminal injuries compens
Insurance company elipsLife, a subsidiary of Swiss Re, has appointed solicitor Fiona Moriarty as senior legal counsel for Ireland. Ms Moriarty, who is qualified in Ireland and in England and Wales, has 10 years' post-qualification experience in insurance and insurance litigation.