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Chief Justice Susan Denham with Dr Carol Coulter, CCLRP Director, and Noeline Blackwell, FLAC Director General, at the launch of the final CCLRP report on cases where children are taken into state care. Photo by Derek Speirs The final report from the four-year Child Care Law Reporting Project (CCLR)

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Bryan Bourke, managing partner of William Fry William Fry has announced the appointment of Paul Convery and Derek Hegarty as partners in the litigation and dispute resolution department, marking the firm's continued growth in 2015.

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Ireland's leading commercial law firms have this month advised and worked on deals worth as much as $160 billion. Geoff Moore, partner at Arthur Cox, led a team advising global pharmaceutical company Allergan on its $160 billion merger with Pfizer Inc., assisted by corporate partners Chris McLaughli

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English barrister S Chelvan of No5 Chambers came to Dublin this week to deliver a masterclass on LGBTI asylum to over 60 judges, lawyers and government officials at the home of the Irish Bar Council.

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Sue Conlan, CEO of the Irish Refugee Council The Irish Refugee Council (IRC) has warned Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald not to rush the International Protection Bill through the Oireachtas without “fully considering its impact”.

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A former employee of Guinness is to be allowed to continue with his case against the company – in which he claims certain assurances made about his pension arrangements have not been honoured. Mr Owen Traynor worked for Guinness for 35 years before accepting voluntary redundancy in 2002.

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Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald is set to approve the piloting of a new scheme that would divert adults accused of minor offences from the courts into education, rehabilitation or community programmes, the Irish Independent reports.

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