Global law firm Hogan Lovells is getting ready to recruit up to 30 people in Ireland. The firm, which is in the process of selecting a Dublin office, hired Eoin O Connor in October to lead a regulatory practice in Dublin.
Individuals released in 2019 from custodial sentences lasting between three and six months had the highest likelihood of re-offending within a year, new statistics show. Justice Minister Helen McEntee has welcomed the latest publication by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) of a statistical release
Justice Minister Helen McEntee has welcomed approval from the Oireachtas for Ireland to opt in to the first piece of EU legislation specifically addressing violence against women and domestic violence. The European Commission has identified gaps in protection and support measures across the European
The Birth Information and Tracing Bill 2022 has completed its final stage in the in the Dáil and Seanad and will now be referred to President Higgins to be signed. The legislation will provide a clear right of access to birth certificates, birth and early life information for all persons who
More women than men have been appointed senior counsel this year in a legal first. Twenty-eight barristers and six solicitors have been made senior counsel – 20 of whom are female and 14 male. The barristers are: Nuala Egan, Jane Hyland, Michael O'Connor, Elva Duffy, Michael Hourican, Sinead M
The Bill of Rights will severely weaken rights protection in the UK, cause unnecessary legal uncertainty, have serious consequences for the devolved settlements and Good Friday Agreement and is inconsistent with our international obligations under the European Convention on Human Rights, JUSTICE has
The Law Society of Ireland has announced the winners of the Justice Media Awards 2022 following an awards ceremony which took place at the Law Society yesterday. The top award was presented to Mary Carolan and Simon Carswell for their Irish Times article ‘Inside the District Courts’. Thi
New research into the gender pay gap in the legal profession has found 84 per cent of women in law believe they won’t see true gender pay equality in their working life, while 29 per cent said it won’t happen in the next 100 years. Over half (54 per cent) of female legal professionals be
Lawyers Against Homelessness will make its post-pandemic return at a CPD conference early next month. The collaborative initiative between barristers and solicitors has raised over €165,000 through CPD events for the Capuchin Day Centre since it was established in late 2017.
A disappointing government announcement on grants for victims of the Mica scandal has driven more people to take action through the courts, a lawyer representing hundreds of affected homeowners has said. Dave Coleman, managing partner of Coleman Legal LLP, told Irish Legal News he has now been
Freedom of speech and the views of elected lawmakers will be given greater weight in law under the controversial Bill of Rights introduced to Parliament today, the UK government claims. The bill aims to help prevent "trivial human rights claims from wasting judges’ time and taxpayer money". A
Judges are set to benefit from pay increases of up to 15 per cent from next month, sparking consternation from barristers whose pay remains up to 69 per cent below pre-2008 levels. Public servants on salaries above €150,000 must have their pay restored to pre-2008 levels by 1 July 2022 under th
Mr Justice David Barniville has been nominated by ministers for appointment as president of the High Court. Currently an ordinary judge of the Court of Appeal, Mr Justice Barniville will succeed Ms Justice Mary Irvine, who is taking early retirement from the middle of July.
Privacy campaigner Max Schrems, whose court cases against Facebook brought down two international data transfer frameworks and shaped digital policy across Europe, will deliver the keynote speech at the PrivSec World Forum in Dublin next week. Mr Schrems, who is already planning a fresh legal challe
A new tax on table football has sparked an outcry from beach café owners in Italy. The country's tax authority has reclassified table football as a form of gambling, requiring café owners to pay for permits or face €4,000 fines, Italy24 News English reports.