Solicitor firms in Northern Ireland have been left “shell-shocked” after being told they face HMRC enforcement action if they do not pay up to tens of thousands of pounds in back pay to trainee solicitors, Irish Legal News has learned. For years, many, if not most, trainee solicitors in
The UK government has been urged to repeal the immunity provisions of its controversial new legacy law by the body responsible for enforcing decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. The Council of Europe committee of ministers this week called for changes to the Northern Ireland Troubles (Le
A woman had to be rescued by police from an outhouse toilet after she climbed into it to retrieve her Apple Watch. The woman dropped the watch at a boat launch event in Bagley Township, Michigan, police said, and lowered herself inside the toilet.
Staff at Northern Ireland firm Cleaver Fulton Rankin took part in celebrations last week to mark the firm's 130th year in business. The celebration at The National, Belfast last Friday night saw special prizes on offer to team members from The Bullitt, The Clayton Hotel, The Merchant Hotel, The Spir
Barrister and Mental Health Tribunal chairperson Meg Burke has been appointed as an adjunct professor at University College Cork School of Law. Ms Burke graduated from UCC in 2005 and went on to complete the barrister-at-law degree at the King's Inns, calling to the Bar in 2006.
An Garda Síochána will conduct a review of security around Leinster House following a number of arrests at a violent far-right protest yesterday, justice minister Helen McEntee has said. As the Oireachtas returned from recess yesterday, protesters blocked entrances, erected a mock gall
A journalist recently tested the limits of baby naming in Australia by calling her son "Methamphetamine Rules". Kirsten Drysdale submitted the name to the New South Wales Births, Deaths and Marriages registry as part of national broadcaster ABC's new show What the FAQ.
Gateley Legal Northern Ireland has appointed three new trainee solicitors, bringing the total number of trainees at its Belfast office to seven. Kate Adair, Paul Kerr and Annabel Barton, who were previously paralegals with the firm, will now be studying at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies
Lawyers have been invited to "speak truth to power" at a conference called by the Law Society of Northern Ireland in response to the UK government's controversial new legacy law. Sir Declan Morgan, the former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland who has been appointed to lead the new Independent C
A new documentary exploring the 1970s court case which paved the way for the legalisation of contraception in the State is to be broadcast on TG4 next week. May and Séamus McGee approached a solicitor in 1972 to raise concerns about a banned contraceptive. At the time, women could obtain the
International law firm Addleshaw Goddard LLP has recruited partner Jeanne-Marie Moriarty to lead a new financial services and regulation practice in Dublin. The new team will advise clients on all aspects of financial regulation such as retail/consumer financial services, payments and financial mark
A first-of-its-kind judicial review being heard in Northern Ireland's High Court today aims to force the Department of Infrastructure to resume carrying out exhaust emissions tests on diesel cars for the first time in nearly two decades. Hundreds of thousands of diesel cars have never received a leg