Judge John Curran QC, who retired from Northern Ireland's County Court bench in 2005, passed away yesterday. A barrister, he took silk in 1974 and was appointed as a County Court judge in February 1981, serving for 24 years until his retirement.
The Supreme Court has allowed an appeal brought by a solicitor who had been found guilty of misconduct by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. The solicitor previously had appeals rejected in the High Court and Court of Appeal, where it was held that the matters which the solicitor wished to raise
A woman who drove out to collect her drunk husband, who had crashed into a truck, herself crashed into his car – as she was also drunk. Indiana State Police and local officers responded to the pile-up on Monday.
Queensland has become the fifth Australian state to permit euthanasia. Terminally ill people in the state will be able to access drugs to end their own lives after the state legislature voted to legalise the practice.
The International Criminal Court has authorised an investigation into the Philippine president’s “war on drugs”. It said in a statement that the war on drugs in the country appeared to be a “widespread and systematic attack against the civilian population”, which occurr
Commercial law firm Philip Lee has announced the appointment of Louis Burke and Ruairí Mac Cumhaill as partners in its banking and finance group. Mr Burke is an experienced finance lawyer who advises institutional and private clients on a wide range of secured and unsecured finance transactio
The High Court has dismissed all seven headings of a land conveyance counterclaim, deeming it to be “clearly an abuse of process”. The plaintiffs, solicitor Andrea McIlroy-Rose and her late father John McIlroy, issued proceedings in 2016 seeking injunctive relief and damages for an alleg
Ireland has been fined over €15 million and is continuing to accrue daily fines of €15,000 for failing to comply with a European court order linked to a wind farm development. The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) imposed pecuniary penalties on Ireland in N
Dublin City University (DCU) is seeking alumni mentors and mentees to take part in Ireland's only mentorship programme for law graduates. Over 150 law graduates participated in the mentorship programme last year, which took place virtually with participants liaising via Zoom and similar platforms.
A minister in the Northern Ireland Executive has said her department will have "no part" in enforcing new Home Office rules targeting rough sleepers for deportation. Communities minister Deirdre Hargey said guidance issued by the Home Office in April, to the effect that homeless non-nationals can be
Five senior barristers have been nominated for appointment as High Court judges in a bid to clear the Covid-19 backlog. Caroline Biggs SC, Marguerite Bolger SC, Emily Egan SC, Cian Ferriter SC and David Holland SC will take up the new seats on the High Court bench created through legislation earlier
A&L Goodbody (ALG) has been named a top European employer for diversity and inclusion by the International Tax Review (ITR). The firm won in the Diversity & Inclusion Firm of the Year category at the ITR EMEA Tax Awards 2021, which recognise leading international tax professionals and firms
Dominic Raab has replaced Robert Buckland QC as the UK's justice secretary. Mr Raab, who was fired as foreign secretary, was heavily criticised during the fall of Afghanistan. He remained on holiday in Crete during the period the Taliban came to power.