Professor Anne-Marie McAlinden, professor of law and criminal justice at Queen's University Belfast, has been conferred as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. The Academy is the representative body for social sciences in the UK and, as such, links with the government, produces its own policy
UK government plans to impose minimum service levels on public services during strike action are likely to be incompatible with human rights law in their current form, Westminster's joint committee on human rights has found. In a report published following legislative scrutiny of the Strikes (Minimu
The Law Society of Ireland is now accepting nominations for the Justice Media Awards 2023. The annual awards — the longest continuously-running media awards in Ireland — recognise outstanding print and broadcast journalism that contributes to the public’s understanding of justice,
A public consultation is seeking views on whether sheriffs should be replaced with a "more efficient and cost effective" system of debt collection. Sheriffs currently carry out a number of roles on behalf of the State, including civil debt enforcement and fines collection for the Department of Justi
There's nothing exclusively French about gruyère and it can be made in the United States, a US court has ruled. The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit said it was clear that "cheese consumers in the United States understand 'gruyère' to refer to a type of cheese, which renders
Wilson Nesbitt partner Lenore Rice has been recognised as an "outstanding mentor" at the 2023 Women in Business Awards in Belfast.
Ministers have approved the general scheme of legislation creating a new statutory agency dedicated to tackling and reducing domestic, sexual and gender-based violence (DSGBV). A key responsibility of the new agency will be overseeing and supporting the provision of refuge accommodation for victims,
EU sanctions were the focus of more than one in 10 cases brought to the General Court of the European Union last year in the context of Russia's war in Ukraine, according to new figures. A total of 1,710 cases were brought to the two courts of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in 202
Proposals to overhaul Ireland's planning system could restrict access to justice for citizens as they currently stand, the Law Society of Ireland has warned. Rachel Minch SC, chair of the Law Society's environmental and planning law committee, appeared before the join Oireachtas committee on housing
Cork solicitor Clare Daly has been appointed to the board of directors of online safety charity CyberSafeKids. Ms Daly is a solicitor in Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP and brings over 16 years of broad and varied experience in legal practice, specialising in child protection and data protection with a par
New laws governing private tenancies in Northern Ireland will come into effect next month. Sections 1 to 6 of the Private Tenancies Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 will come into law from 1 April 2023, requiring private landlords to take certain actions.
The Bar of Ireland has launched a new policy aimed at promoting equitable briefing amongst male and female barristers. The Equitable Briefing Policy is a targeted initiative which asks signatories to consider the gender of counsel once the objectives of seniority, expertise and experience have been
Dublin City University (DCU) has awarded honorary doctorates to Good Friday Agreement signatories Bertie Ahern and Professor Monica McWilliams. The former Taoiseach and the co-founder of the Northern Ireland Women's Coalition were both conferred the award of Doctor of Philosophy (Honoris Causa).
Emergency legislation is needed to prevent thousands of divorcees from losing hundreds of thousands of euros in payments as a result of changes to EU law, the Law Society of Ireland has said. The Law Society today said it has alerted the Pensions Authority and practitioners to the serious effect of
Almost three-quarters of Irish tech companies would use generative AI like ChatGPT in their business, according to a survey by business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran. The survey also found that sales and marketing is the business function most likely to be affected by AI in the future (31 per ce