Dublin-based intellectual property law firm FRKelly has appointed Con O'Connor and John O'Flaherty as partners. Mr O'Connor is a European patent attorney specialising in the chemical, materials and pharmaceutical fields.
Solicitor Daniel Mac Sweeney has been appointed to head up the independent office overseeing the excavation of the mass child burial site at Tuam. Mr Mac Sweeney has been appointed as a director of authorised intervention under the Institutional Burials Act 2022 and his office will ensure the childr
Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Aisling O'Hare and Nuala Maguire as of counsel in the global law firm's Belfast office. Ms O'Hare has been appointed to the firm's commercial team and brings over 10 years' experience advising public and private sector clients on commercial contracts, intellectual
Solicitor Orla Crowe has joined the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) as its new director of fitness to practise. Ms Crowe is a solicitor with over 11 years of professional experience. She previously worked in the health and social care department of law firm ByrneWallace, where she spec
Specialist employment law practice CC Solicitors has appointed Bernadette Daly as a partner. Prior to joining the firm, Ms Day spent 15 years as in-house legal counsel with a professional services firm in Dublin, where she provided internal legal support on all aspects of employment law.
The Law Reform Commission has appointed Sarah Foley as its new library and information manager. Ms Foley worked at the Law Library from 2005 until last year, latterly as assistant librarian. She later spent a year at the Irish Management Institute (IMI).
Brendan Hayes, regulatory counsel at Fexco, has been appointed to the Council of Bar and Law Society of Europe's (CCBE) new young lawyers' committee. The CCBE represents bars and law societies from 46 countries across Europe. The young lawyers' committee was established by the CCBE's current preside
Lewis Silkin has promoted three employment lawyers in its Belfast office, with Kevin Gallagher becoming a managing associate while Amanda Espey and Jack Balmer have been promoted to senior associate. Mr Gallagher has extensive experience advising employers across a broad range of sectors in Northern
Business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran has announced the promotion of 11 new partners across key sectors in the firm. The new partners are Áine Quirke, Alan Burns, Aoiffe Moran, Ciara Deasy, Emer Shelly, Hannah Perry, Irene Nic Chárthaigh, Jay Sattin, Kady O'Connell, Mark McCabe an
Holmes has promoted Stephen Walker to partner in the firm's corporate team. Mr Walker joined Holmes in 2020 as of counsel, having previously spent over 14 years with Dublin law firm Whitney Moore, including eight years as its managing partner.
Retired Northern Ireland civil servant Anthony Harbinson has been appointed to the Policing Authority. Mr Harbinson retired last year as permanent secretary of Northern Ireland's Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.
Barrister Deirdre Malone has been appointed as director of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. Ms Malone is a former global director within the legal policy team at Twitter. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, she was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2006 and practised for sev
Mason Hayes & Curran has promoted Aoiffe Moran to partner in the business law firm's public, regulatory and investigations team. Ms Moran is a public sector specialist who helps clients to implement their powers in a way that minimises risk and future-proofs their policies, procedures and decisi
Dr Evelyn Collins CBE, former chief executive of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, has been appointed as an honorary professor in Queen's University Belfast School of Law. Her expertise in equality law in Northern Ireland and across Europe aligns with the School's focus on human rights,
Belfast-based Millar McCall Wylie (MMW) has welcomed Luke Thompson as a solicitor in its real estate team. Mr Thompson is an experienced lawyer with expertise in all areas of real estate law, particularly landlord and tenant work, commercial property acquisitions and developments.