Coronavirus

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Jury trials and other courts and tribunals hearings will continue to be held following the imposition of new Covid-19 restrictions, Justice Minister Naomi Long has said. The Northern Ireland Executive has announced a significant tightening of public health restrictions for a six-week period starting

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The Workplace Relations Commission has launched a public consultation on the drafting of a new code of practice on the "right to disconnect". The code will set out guidance for employees and employers with regard to best practice and approaches to employee disengagement outside normal working hours.

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Remote hearings are not delivering effective access to justice in Northern Ireland's family courts, research by an Ulster University academic suggests. The new report by Professor Gráinne McKeever on the impact of Covid-19 on the family courts, based on interviews with practitioners and litig

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The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is investigating whether airlines have breached consumers’ legal rights by failing to offer cash refunds for flights they could not lawfully take. The move comes as part of ongoing work by the CMA in relation to holiday refunds during the corona

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Credit unions can hold their annual general meetings online in whole or in part under new legislation approved by the Oireachtas. The Finance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020 will allow credit unions to hold their AGMs in spite of Covid-19 restrictions.

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Legal rights group FLAC has welcomed the introduction of new social welfare regulations addressing some of their concerns and recommendations in relation to the Covid Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP). The new regulations state that a person will not be required to seek employment outside that occ

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A major Covid-related backlog in the summons scheduling waiting list has been reduced to 95,000 from around 122,000 in mid-October, the Courts Service of Ireland has said. The backlog arose from the need to reduce the numbers in court following the introduction of Covid-19 restrictions in March. The

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Chief Justice Frank Clarke has reportedly refused to accept a €5,200 pay rise approved by government ministers. Ministers decided this week to push ahead with a two per cent pay increase for judges across the board.

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Women in-house lawyers are more concerned than their male counterparts about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and remote working on their salaries, a new survey reveals. A survey of over 100 in-house counsel by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP found that 41 per cent of women are worried about the eff

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The practising certificate renewal process will be moved entirely online for 2021, the Law Society of Ireland has announced. The move was "necessitated by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the need to ensure a timely and efficient PC renewal process", solicitors were told in the latest president's b

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Legal rights group FLAC has reiterated its call for a retrospectively imposed tax liability on claims for the Covid Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) to be dropped. A legal opinion published by FLAC last month warned that the retrospective provisions of section 3 of the Finance Bill 2020 could be

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Ireland's top law firms reduced salaries and took advantage of the wage subsidy scheme in response to the Covid-19 pandemic but continued to recruit, a new report has found. Accountancy and professional services firm Smith & Williamson has published its ninth annual survey of law firms in Irelan

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Courts and tribunals in Northern Ireland will continue to operate during the second two-week "circuit breaker" lockdown, Justice Minister Naomi Long has said. In a statement issued before the start of increased restrictions tomorrow, Mrs Long reiterated that courts and tribunals staff, the judiciary

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