Coronavirus

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The UK Supreme Court (UKSC) and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) will hear all cases and deliver judgments through video conferencing from today. The UKSC and JCPC are adjusting working practices to ensure that the courts can continue to function, whilst taking appropriate steps to com

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Sarah O'Mahony, associate in the real estate team at William Fry, explores the challenges ahead for landlords and tenants of commercial property. As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, landlords and tenants of commercial property have had cause to closely consider their respective obligations under a

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A Cork barrister who tested positive for coronavirus is recovering at home after three days in hospital. Kieran Hughes, 65, was contacted by the HSE and tested after coming into contact with someone confirmed as having COVID-19.

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Guidance on virtual court etiquette in England and Wales has been issued by a judge. Lord Justice Fulford, Vice President of the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division), has outlined the default position for hearings conducted online during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pubs could lose their licenses if they flout non-binding Government recommendations to close for two weeks, a senior barrister has warned. Constance Cassidy SC, who specialises in liquor license applications, told The Irish Times that pubs could be punished through the licensing process even in the

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No new jury trials or physical hearings will commence in the Crown Court, the Lord Chief Justice has announced in a statement intended to "provide some clarity for the coming few days". Lord Burnett of Maldon said: "My unequivocal position is that no jury trials or other physical hearings can take p

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The Royal Navy could be drafted in to help run prisons in England and Wales under contingency plans drawn up to deal with coronavirus. The unprecedented option will be available to prison bosses if too many prison officers contract COVID-19 and have to stay at home, The Times reports.

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The Irish Government's emergency coronavirus bill cleared the Dáil last night without a vote. The Health (Preservation and Protection and other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Bill 2020 will provide for "exceptional measures, being introduced in the interest of public health and su

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Ireland's housing crisis is now "an acute health crisis" for vulnerable people in homeless accommodation or overcrowded housing, the Mercy Law Resource Centre (MLRC) has warned. Welcoming plans to ban evictions and freeze rents for three months in response to the coronavirus outbreak, managing solic

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