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Calls to the LawCare helpline in 2016 from lawyers in the UK and Ireland rose by 12 per cent compared with 2015. The top two most common reasons for calls remain the same, with stress at 38 per cent of calls (37 per cent in 2015) and depression at 12 per cent (11 per cent).

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A man has gone on trial in Glasgow Sheriff Court, accused of making death threats against the head of Northern Ireland’s prosecution service, The Herald reports. Gordon Galloway, 50, posted a comment on Facebook under a story about the Director of Public Prosectuions, Barra McGrory QC, during his

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Prime Minister Theresa May The UK government has published draft legislation to empower Prime Minister Theresa May to activate Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union and thereby begin the formal Brexit process.

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Mullingar Courthouse will reopen after renovation in November this year, Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said. The courthouse is being extended and refurbished as part of a major courthouse investment project that includes Drogheda, Cork, Limerick, Wexford, Waterford and Letterkenny courthou

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A global investigation into the reasons why so many women lawyers leave law firms, and on occasion the legal profession entirely, has been launched by the International Bar Association (IBA) Legal Policy & Research Unit (LPRU). The investigation also seeks to secure information on the profession

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Three judges are reportedly in the running to fill the US Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last year, with President Trump expected to appoint an arch conservative to the bench. Trump’s top picks are believed to be William Pryor, Neil Grouch and Thomas Hardiman

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A solicitor who was sentenced to a year’s imprisonment for stealing €250,000 from her client account has successfully appealed the severity of her sentence, with the Court of Appeal halving her custodial sentence to one of six months. Delivering the judgment of the three-judge Court, Mr Justice

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