Retired Northern Ireland judge Sir Liam McCollum KC has passed away at the age of 90. Born in Derry, Sir Liam took silk in 1971 and was appointed as a High Court judge in 1987. He was elevated to the Court of Appeal in 1997.
Northern Ireland commercial law firm Tughans has announced four new hires and nine senior promotions, including the appointment of Fiona Kirkpatrick and Kevin Hegarty as partners. Ms Fitzpatrick has been promoted to partner in the estate planning department. Since joining the firm in 2020, she has b
McCann FitzGerald has completed a new certification for advisers supporting derivatives market participants transition from traditional paper-based document negotiation to e-negotiation. The firm is the first in Ireland to be certified as a Silver Tier ISDA Create Certified Partner in the ISDA Creat
Seven out of 10 school leaders do not feel confident managing staff under performance, according to a new survey by Mason Hayes & Curran. The business law firm polled 285 educators and school leaders at a recent webinar on recruiting and managing school staff, which discussed the potential pitfa
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A new master of the High Court will not be appointed until the enactment of legislation making solicitors and deputy masters eligible for appointment to the post, the government has confirmed. The quasi-judicial post has been vacant since the retirement of long-standing master Edmund Honohan SC in A
An expired web address printed on hundreds of thousands of licence plates is now directing visitors to online casinos in the Philippines. Nearly 800,000 licence plates in the US state of Maryland with a unique design commemorating the War of 1812 feature the web address, WBAL-TV reports.
Cleaver Fulton Rankin has become the first law firm in Northern Ireland to complete the British Heart Foundation’s RevivR CPR training. The training was organised by the firm's responsible business group and delivered using the RevivR online training platform, with the assistance of Adele Harr
Disposable vapes could be banned in Ireland under one of the options set out in a public consultation launched yesterday. Disposable vaping devices, which are not rechargeable, contain electronic components, including a battery, and require safe disposal when they become waste. They contain a comple
The new Unified Patent Court (UPC) has become operational with effect from today, with 17 EU member states initially participating in the new body — though Ireland is not yet one of them. The UPC has jurisdiction over the new unitary patents as well as existing European patents and will allow
UK law firm Bristows LLP is to open its second international office in Dublin in response to the establishment of the Unified Patent Court (UPC). The London-headquartered firm, which was founded more than 180 years ago, previously established its first international office in Brussels in 2017 as par
The Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA) has launched an online charity auction to raise funds for Ukrainian lawyers in a difficult situation as a result of the war.
Legislation providing for the complete decriminalisation of abortion and the abolition of the mandatory three-day waiting period before an abortion can be carried out has been approved by TDs. The Health (Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy) (Amendment) Bill 2023, introduced by People Before Prof
A man who allegedly robbed a shop wielding Nintendo's iconic 1980s Zapper as a weapon has been arrested. David Joseph Dalesandro, 25, allegedly painted the video game controller most strongly associated with Duck Hunt and threatened a shopkeeper with it.
A discrimination disability case brought by a man against his former employer Home Bargains with support from the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has been settled for £25,000 with no admission of liability. Ryan Walker, who lives with cerebral palsy, was employed in the chain's Armagh