William Fry LLP yesterday took part in the first IBA Women's Day with an event hosted in its offices. Lawyers from 30 jurisdictions took part simultaneously in the International Bar Association's worldwide event in celebration of women lawyers, during which IBA president Almudena Arpón de Men
Northern Ireland's high street voucher scheme was introduced without regard for equality law obligations, the Equality Commission has found. The watchdog investigated following two individual complaints that the Department for the Economy had failed to comply with its own Equality Scheme commitments
Ministers have agreed to appoint Rory Mulcahy SC to the High Court and Sinead Behan, Dr Geoffrey Shannon and Dermot Sheehan to the Circuit Court. Mr Mulcahy will fill the High Court vacancy arising from the retirement of Ms Justice Deirdre Murphy last week.
The UK government should ensure that each of the 4,000 pieces of legislation inherited from the European Union into domestic law are given due consideration, according to Stephen Gibson, senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and chair of the UK government’s Regulatory Policy Committee. The c
A substantial HSE settlement for a woman whose baby was delivered stillborn highlights the "real and urgent need" for new legislation on mandatory disclosure, her lawyers have said. Homs Assist represented Rebecca Collins, a Co Clare woman who sued the HSE for allegations of medical negligence, a br
A big cat found wandering the streets of a US city was found to have a taste for something stronger than catnip — cocaine. Dog wardens in Cincinnati, Ohio were called out to the city's Oakley neighbourhood following reports of a "leopard" up a tree.
The Irish government has welcomed the launch of an updated information sharing system across the EU to help fight terrorism and serious crime.
Well-known criminal law solicitor Robert Purcell has passed away. Mr Purcell, originally from Co Galway, was a partner at M.E. Hanahoe Solicitors and a familiar face in the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin.
International law firm Maples and Calder (Ireland) LLP has promoted Frances Hamilton, Jordan O'Brien and Vanessa Lawlor to its growing partnership. Ms Hamilton has become a partner in the funds and investment management team, Mr O'Brien has become a partner in the corporate team and Ms Lawlor has be
UK law firm TLT has appointed Belfast-based renewable energy development expert David Miller as partner in the firm’s UK-wide real estate team. Mr Miller has over a decade of experience advising on the investment, sale and development of renewable energy projects as well as advising landowners
Employment law firm GQ|Littler has appointed Philip Gray as an associate in its Dublin office. Mr Gray joins the firm from KPMG Legal Services, where he worked as an associate in the employment law and corporate immigration team.
The Law Society of Northern Ireland has published a special podcast to mark International Women’s Day 2023. Hosted by radio and TV presenter Sarah Travers, the podcast features Paddy Kelly, former barrister and director of the Children’s Law Centre; Maria McCloskey, director of The PILS
McCann FitzGerald welcomed lawyers to a special event in Dublin's Westbury Hotel ahead of International Women's Day 2023.
Northern Ireland law firm Hewitt & Gilpin has relocated its headquarters from Belfast city centre to Holywood, Co Down. The firm, which retains an office in east Belfast, said the strategic move to larger premises on Holywood's High Street would extend its private client and commercial offering
Belfast firm Millar McCall Wylie has launched a new partnership with Cancer Fund for Children NI to raise valuable funds, awareness and support for the local charity. Emma Rooney, associate director with Millar McCall Wylie, leads the charity committee at the firm.