Death Notice

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Barrister Alan Toal has died at the age of 60. While he was believed to be under threat from a violent criminal, gardaí are not treating his death as suspicious.

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Retired Belfast solicitor Kevin Eugene Hart, founding partner of Hart & Co Solicitors, has passed away at the age of 92. Hart & Co Solicitors was founded in 1970 and is a now a well-established firm offering services in the areas of conveyancing, commercial property, litigation, liquor and g

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Retired Belfast solicitor Louise Craig, a former partner at McKinty and Wright, has passed away. Mrs Craig, née Taylor, was admitted to the roll of solicitors in Northern Ireland in 1992 and was an apprentice, solicitor, and partner in McKinty and Wright, which was acquired by DWF in 2021.

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Patricia Kerr, a solicitor and well-known legal costs consultant in Belfast, has passed away. The Law Society of Northern Ireland said Mrs Kerr died on Sunday 11 September 2022.

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Retired High Court judge Mr Justice Feargus Flood has passed away at the age of 94. Mr Justice Flood was the original chairperson of the high-profile tribunal of inquiry into corruption in the planning system, leading the investigation from 1997 to 2003.

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Retired Belfast solicitor Peter Ford has passed away, the Law Society of Northern Ireland has said. Mr Ford was admitted to the roll of solicitors in 1970.

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Retired Kildare solicitor Patrick J. Farrell has passed away after a short illness. In a short statement, Patrick J. Farrell & Company LLP said its founder died at St James Hospital on Monday.

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Lady Gillian Kerr, the widow of Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore, has passed away. Lord Kerr, a former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland who became one of the first justices of the UK Supreme Court, died in 2020.

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Belfast human rights lawyer and political activist Pádraigín Drinan has passed away at the age of 75. Ms Drinan was admitted to the roll of solicitors in November 1974 and was principal in her own practice until her retirement in October 2013.

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Dr Vicky Conway, an accomplished legal academic and one of Ireland's foremost researchers on policing, has passed away. In a short statement this morning, the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University (DCU) said: "We are terribly sad to have to share the passing of our colleague Vicky C

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Judge Seamus Hughes, a sitting District Court judge in Counties Longford and Westmeath, has passed away at the age of 69. A former Fianna Fáil TD and county councillor, Judge Hughes was due to retire from the bench on his 70th birthday next month.

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Former solicitor Jim Fitzpatrick, best known as the long-standing proprietor of The Irish News, has passed away at the age of 93. Born in Belfast in 1929, Mr Fitzpatrick was admitted as a solicitor in 1954 and began to practise civil law in the firm established by his father.

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Newtownards solicitor Charles E. Stewart, director at Stewarts Solicitors, has passed away following a long illness. Mr Stewart qualified as a solicitor in 1972. Less than two years later, he took over the legal practice run by his father and founded by his great-grandfather in 1902.

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Tributes have been paid to Northern Ireland media law expert Paul McDonnell after he passed away on Thursday. Mr McDonnell, formerly a partner at McKinty and Wright (now part of DAC Beachcroft) and a consultant at Carson McDowell, had been an in-house lawyer at the Belfast Telegraph and Sunday Life

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The eminent legal philosopher Joseph Raz passed away on Monday at the age of 83. "Joseph Raz was born in 1939 in Mandate Palestine. Encouraged in his youthful intellectual pursuits by his father, an electrician, he grew up in a house with no books except his own. Raz studied law at the Hebrew Univer

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