Scottish lawyers will overwhelmingly vote Remain in the UK's referendum on EU membership, according to a poll conducted by our sister publication, Scottish Legal News. Asked how they intended to vote in next month's referendum, 78 per cent of 528 respondents said Remain, while only 22 per cent said
Two leading UK public health organisations have called for the personal possession and use of all illegal drugs to be decriminalised. The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) have called for a package of measures to move UK drugs strategy away from a "predomi
A trustee company that sought to prevent a financial services group from redeeming enhanced capital notes has had its appeal dismissed by judges in the UK Supreme Court. BNY Mellon’s appeal was dismissed by a 3:2 majority. Lord Neuberger gave the leading judgment, with which Lord Mance and Lord To
An employee at the Geneva offices of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the centre of the Panama Papers leak, has been arrested. Last year a whistleblower contacted German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, offering information from the internal files Mossack Fonseca. The leak resulted in the resignation
Dublin firm A&L Goodbody has partnered with Business to Arts to develop children's creativity and literacy skills. The firm will provide funding worth €30,000 over three years for the Writer in Residence programme, which will see a writer work with children at a primary school in East Wall, pa
, as did the National Governing Body for Ireland. In addition to those international and national publications the defendant relied on the 2008 7th Edition of a publication entitled "Safe Practice in Physical Education and School Sport" published by the Association for Physical Education, which stat
Margaret Martin Women's Aid, the national domestic abuse support service, has called on Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald to extend draft domestic violence legislation to cover young women in dating relationships.
Caroline Maguire, employment legal adviser at the Law Centre Law Centre (NI) has welcomed a recent English court decision in favour of six Lithuanian men who had been severely exploited by the company that employed them as chicken catchers.
The UK’s top 100 law firms have seen a 5.4 per cent increase in fee income over the past year. Figures released yesterday, according to a survey by Deloitte, revealed a generally positive outlook on the financial position of the legal profession. The top ten largest law firms saw an even larger re
The UK Supreme Court has unanimously allowed the appeal of an unfairly dismissed fingerprint officer involved in the McKie scandal, finding that the original Employment Tribunal’s (ET) interpretation of the relevant legislation leading to a reinstatement order was sound. Lord Hodge, with whom Lady
Yesterday's trial of a new "paperless litigation" system in the Supreme Court of Ireland went smoothly, according to its developers. Irish Legal News yesterday spoke to practising barrister Kieran Morris, co-founder of eCúirt Teoranta, who said people in Northern Ireland and the UK would be paying
The Law Society of Ireland has thanked those who supported the Law Society Library in the Lexis Library Awards competition. The Law Society Library was named a runner-up for Best Information Service 2016 in the non-commercial sector category award in a competition involving libraries across the UK a