An increase in the limits for payments and awards to workers in employment rights cases in Northern Ireland will take effect next month. From 6 April 2023, the limit on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal will rise from £94,063 to £105,915, while the maximum amount of "a week&rsq
A coffee morning in memory of Cork barrister Jane Anne Rothwell BL will take place tomorrow to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. The Cork Bar event will take place at Cork Courthouse on Tuesday 21 March 2023 from 10am to 1pm.
Rachel Minch SC has been appointed as chairperson of the Law Society of Ireland's new environmental and planning law committee, which is to be formally launched next week. Ms Justice Nuala Butler will address a launch event for the new body on Wednesday 29 March, the Gazette reports.
Ireland is reportedly set to join legal proceedings taken by the European Commission against Hungary over its new anti-LGBT law. A law introduced in Hungary in 2021 amid protests bans any content portraying LGBT+ people from being accessed by under-18s.
Lawyers have urged the Irish government to take the UK to the European Court of Human Rights over controversial plans to end criminal investigations and prosecutions linked to killings during the Troubles. In an open letter published yesterday, Belfast-based KRW LAW, which represents a significant n
A redress scheme should be established for the families of children who were affected by in-utero exposure to the anti-epileptic drug sodium valproate (Epilim), a prominent solicitor has said. Michael Boylan, who secured a €15 million settlement for a 13-year-old boy earlier this month, told Th
An inflationary increase in planning fees in Northern Ireland will come into effect next month. The Department for Infrastructure confirmed that an increase of approximately 12.3 per cent, the first since 2019, will be applied across all planning application categories from Thursday 6 April 2023.
Global law firm Eversheds Sutherland has welcomed star players from one of the top American football teams to its Dublin office ahead of an upcoming game which will see 40,000 American fans come to Ireland. The law firm is the official legal partner of the US College Football Classic 2023 and welcom
Foreign lawyers and law firms will be allowed to practise in India following a historic decision by the Bar Council of India (BCI). New rules adopted on Monday will allow foreign law firms to set up offices in India to practise transactional and corporate work on a reciprocal basis.
There remains a backlog of 66,000 summonses in the Irish courts, down by less than half from the pandemic peak of 122,000 in October 2020, according to new figures. The 66,000 figure — most of which (45,000) are in Dublin — stands in contrast to a pre-Covid average of around 13,000, acco
A major US city has scrapped a twinning agreement it inadvertently struck with a self-declared micronation led by a wanted sex offender. In January, a delegation from the self-declared "United States of Kailasa" met with the mayor of Newark, New Jersey and signed a sister-city agreement at a public
Ireland's new media regulator, Coimisiún na Meán, has been formally established with effect from today. The new authority is responsible for overseeing the regulation of broadcasting and video-on-demand services and for introducing the new regulatory framework for online safety.
Ukraine has won a significant hurdle in a seven-year-long English court dispute over a $3 billion Russian loan, with the case now set to proceed to a full trial before the High Court. In an 85-page judgment handed down this morning, the UK Supreme Court unanimously held that the Law Debenture Trust
JMK Solicitors has been named as Northern Ireland's busiest personal injury firm for a ninth consecutive year. The firm was instructed in 1,512 cases last year, more than double that of the next busiest firm, according to figures obtained from the Compensation Recovery Unit inside the Department for
A woman who complained of sexual harassment and victimisation after a staff Christmas party has been awarded £18,857 by the Industrial Tribunal. Shirley Lyons, who worked as a designer/sales consultant with Starplan in Portadown from June 2013 until April 2018, was supported by the Equality Co