Appointments

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Employment lawyer Paul Gillen has joined Lewis Silkin as a partner in the firm's Belfast office. Mr Gillen joins Lewis Silkin from Pinsent Masons, where he headed the firm’s island of Ireland employment law team.

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Solicitor Susan Gilvarry has been appointed as the new sole member of the long-running inquiry into the Nama scandal. Retired High Court judge Mr Justice John Cooke, who was originally appointed to lead the commission of investigation on its establishment in 2017, passed away in April this year.

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LK Shields Solicitors has announced the appointment of Abigail Butler as a senior associate in the firm's litigation and dispute resolution team. Ms Butler joins from another Irish law firm and has experience in dealing with matters before the Circuit Court, High Court, Commercial Court and Court of

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The Mediators' Institute of Ireland (MII) has announced the appointment of Stiofán Nutty as its first-ever chief executive officer. Mr Nutty, an MII-accredited mediator who previously served on the MII Council in 2013/14 and has worked as a PR consultant for the body, will take up the role fr

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Matheson has announced the appointment of Niall Collins and Karen Sheil as partners. Mr Collins joins the firm as partner and head of Matheson's EU, competition and regulatory law group, while Ms Sheil has joined Matheson as a partner in the commercial real estate department.

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Barrister Ryan Cushley has been elected as chair of the Employment Lawyers Group Northern Ireland (ELGNI). The group held its AGM yesterday, where Mr Cushley was elected alongside vice-chair Emma McIlveen, secretary Sarah Cochrane, treasurer Aisling Byrne and other committee members.

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Trade mark law specialist firm Stobbs has expanded into Ireland with the opening of a new Dublin office led by Mary White. The new office, based on Merrion Street, will support clients in Ireland and throughout the EU. Stobbs already represents a number of prestigious Irish clients and over 8,000 Ir

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Dublin firm McKenna & Co Solicitors has announced the appointment of Méabh Flynn as a trainee solicitor. Ms Flynn joined the firm during the pandemic as a paralegal after completing an LLB Law with French degree at Queen's University Belfast.

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Linda Hynes, partner at Lewis Silkin Ireland, has been appointed as chair of the Employment Law Association of Ireland (ELAI). Ms Hynes, a partner in the employment, immigration and reward division of Lewis Silkin's Dublin office, will oversee the work of ELAI, which includes liaising with stakehold

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Belfast and Newtownards firm Worthingtons Solicitors has announced the promotion of a new partner and two new associate partners. Brian Moss has been promoted to partner in the firm's litigation department, where he specialises in judicial review litigation and disputes involving public law and huma

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Northern Ireland corporate and commercial law firm Mills Selig has announced the promotion of Rebecca Logan to senior associate. Ms Logan joined Mills Selig as a commercial litigation solicitor in 2019, having previously spent three years at a specialist commercial litigation firm in the north-east

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Dublin firm Richard Grogan & Associates has announced the promotion of employment law specialist Natasha Hand to senior associate in the firm. A graduate of NUI Galway, Ms Hand joined the firm as a trainee in 2018 and was appointed as an associate solicitor in 2019.

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Dublin firm Lavelle Partners has announced the promotion of Greg Flanagan to partner in its commercial property team. Mr Flanagan, who joined the firm in 2018 and previously held the position of senior solicitor, is the second partner in the commercial property team alongside Nicola Walsh.

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James Hamilton, a former director of public prosecutions, has been appointed as chair of the government's new Advisory Council against Economic Crime and Corruption (ACECC). Mr Hamilton previously led the government's review of structures and strategies to prevent, investigate and penalise economic

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Human rights lawyer Mark Kelly has been appointed as Ireland's new inspector of prisons. Mr Kelly will replace Mark Toland, who has been fulfilling the role on an interim basis since the dramatic resignation of Patricia Gilheaney in February.

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