A new chairperson and four new members have been appointed to the board of the Labour Relations Agency (LRA). Gordon Milligan, deputy chief executive of Translink, has been appointed to serve as chair of the board for a three-year term.
Lord Justice Treacy has been appointed to the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (NIJAC) for a five-year term. The senior judge replaces Lord Justice Stephens following his appointment to the UK Supreme Court bench last year.
Joe O'Malley has taken up the reins as managing partner of Dublin-based Hayes Solicitors LLP, succeeding David Phelan. Previously head of the firm's litigation and dispute resolution team, Mr O'Malley took up the position with effect from Saturday 1 May.
The Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) has announced the appointment of David Savage as the new governor of Maghaberry Prison. Mr Savage, who has served as deputy governor since September 2019, formally took up the post yesterday.
Business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran LLP has announced five strategic promotions across its corporate, real estate, construction, governance and healthcare teams. Corporate lawyer Ron Boucher, real estate lawyer Janet Cafferky and healthcare lawyer Jennifer Henry have been promoted to partner.
Belfast-based MKB Law has announced the appointment of solicitors Jordan Hanna and Frederick Reilly. Mr Hanna has joined the firm's residential conveyancing department, while Mr Reilly has joined the employment department.
Magic circle firm Linklaters has named London-based partners Nicole Kar and Richard Cumbley as the co-leaders of its new Dublin office. Ms Kar currently heads the firm's UK antitrust and foreign investment team, while Mr Cumbley is its global head of technology, media and telecommunication (TLT) and
International law firm Simmons & Simmons has announced the promotion of Derek Lawlor and James McKnight to partners in Dublin. The double appointment forms part of a global round of 13 partner promotions across eight offices in Europe and Asia.
Corporate and commercial law firm Mills Selig has announced the promotion of senior associates Maeve Fisher and Kirsten Magee to partner. The double promotion in the litigation team brings the Northern Ireland firm's total partner count to 12.
Finance lawyer Anna Vangrove has joined Shoosmiths as a banking and finance partner in Belfast. An experienced banking lawyer specialising in real estate finance and energy finance, Ms Vangrove joins from TLT, where she spent six years and was latterly the head of its Belfast banking and finance tea
Belfast solicitor Brian Speers has been appointed as chair of the new Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) ethics commission. Following on from the adoption of a comprehensive code of ethics and conduct, the ethics commission is a completely independent body tasked with maintaining the highest standa
Six members of the Labour Relations Agency (LRA) board have been reappointed and a further three have had their terms extended. Marie Mallon has been reappointed as chairperson for one year, while members Jill Minne, Daire Murphy, Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Louise Crilly and Michelle McGinley have been re
Hatstone has become the latest international law firm to establish a base in Dublin following Brexit, taking over the partners and staff of Tully Rinckey Ireland. Grainne Loughnane, previously managing partner of Tully Rinckey Ireland, will now lead Hatstone Ireland, joined by fellow partners Setant
NUI Galway School of Law has announced the academic promotions of staff members Dr Shivaun Quinlivan, Dr Rónán Kennedy and Professor Padraic Kenna. In recognition of their teaching and research excellence, Dr Quinlivan and Dr Kennedy have been promoted to senior lecturer while Professo
Queen's University Belfast School of Law has announced the appointment of business ethics expert Professor Harry Van Buren III as an honorary professor. Professor Van Buren is the Barbara and David A. Koch Endowed Chair of Business Ethics at the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Busine