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MHC app shortlisted in Accenture Digital Media Awards

An app developed by Dublin law firm Mason Hayes & Curran (MHC) in conjunction with the Institute of Directors in Ireland has been shortlisted for an award.

Published 22 January 2016

Lawyer proposes transferring case as no video link facilities in Co Kerry

A lawyer proposed transferring a harassment case to a court in a neighbouring county because of a lack of video link facilities in Co Kerry's seven courthouses.

Published 22 January 2016

State seeks to overturn decision to be joined in sex abuse lawsuit

The State is seeking to overturn an order by the Master of the High Court joining them in a lawsuit by three alleged sexual abuse victims.

Published 22 January 2016

Driver in McGuinness egg-throwing case bound over

A man who drove a car while his passenger attempted to throw eggs at Northern Ireland's deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness will forfeit £250 if he disrupts any politicians in the next year and a half.

Published 22 January 2016

Indian legal market to open up to foreign law firms

India is to press ahead with liberalising the country's legal services market to allow foreign lawyers the right to operate in the jurisdiction.

Published 22 January 2016

Attempt to sue civil servants for acts of Land and Property Services deemed vexatious and abuse of process

A man has had his applications against the former CEO of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive, the former CEO of the Land and Property Services, and two civil servants struck out on the basis the action failed to disclose a reasonable cause of action, was frivolous and vexatious or was otherwise an abuse of process.

Published 21 January 2016

Justice minister in row with ICCL over GSOC powers review

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has rejected calls for the review of data retention legislation, through which the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) retrieved journalists' phone records, to also consider members of the public.

Published 21 January 2016

Forced marriage to become offence in gender and violence strategy

A specific offence of forced marriage will be created by the end of 2017 as part of the Government's Second National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2016-2021.

Published 21 January 2016

GSOC ended 2014 in deficit due to external legal costs

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) spent €675,205 obtaining legal advice in 2014, according to figures provided to the Oireachtas.

Published 21 January 2016

Jean McConville's family wins leave for judicial review against PSNI

The family of Jean McConville have been granted leave to seek a judicial review over the non-disclosure of the defunct Historical Enquiries Team's (HET) draft report into her killing.

Published 21 January 2016

PPS to re-examine decision not to prosecute soldier who shot man

The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) is set to re-examine a decision not to prosecute a soldier who fatally shot 23-year-old Aidan McAnespie at a border checkpoint in 1988.

Published 21 January 2016

Bar of NI seeking new charity partner

The Bar of Northern Ireland will close applications for charity partnerships next week, the barristers' regulatory body has said.

Published 21 January 2016

Student wins disability discrimination case with NI Equality Commission support

A 20-year-old disabled student has settled a discrimination case against Northern Regional College with the assistance of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.

Published 21 January 2016

Legal aid application branded 'joke' by district court judge

A judge in Mullingar District Court yesterday told fourteen defendants that their case would be a "gravy train" for lawyers after they applied for legal aid.

Published 21 January 2016

Judge subjected to lewd display will not be called to testify

Judge Patrick Durcan will not be called to testify in the trial of a man who made a lewd display at a sitting of Ennis District Court last year.

Published 21 January 2016