Family Law

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A specialised family court system must be established as soon as possible, along with a range of reforms to proceedings in which children are taken into State care, the Child Care Law Reporting Project (CCLRP) has recommended. The CCLRP will today publish new analysis based on 403 cases heard at Dis

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Family lawyer Ken Breen has joined human rights firm KOD Lyons in Dublin. Mr Breen brings over 25 years of experience to the firm, having qualified as a solicitor in 1995 after graduating from the University of Limerick.

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Nuala Jackson SC will stand down as chairperson of the Family Lawyers Association of Ireland (FLA) later this month at the end of her two-year term. Having led the association through the Covid-19 pandemic, Brexit and significant changes to the family courts, family lawyers told Irish Legal News she

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More work needs to be done to encourage and support victims of domestic violence to free themselves from abusive behaviour, one of Northern Ireland's top family lawyers has said. Claire Edgar, partner at Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors, yesterday addressed a conference on domestic abuse hosted by

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Funding has been secured for the completion of the family law complex at Hammond Lane, a new forensic science lab and the redevelopment of Limerick Prison. The government has committed under the newly-published National Development Plan 2021-2030 to investing over €270 million every year for th

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Family lawyers have been urged to complete surveys related to legal aid fees before they close later this month. Solicitors who worked on proceedings in relation to Article 8 or Article 50 applications under the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 in the Family Proceedings Court (FPC) between Apr

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The Courts Service has issued a warning about fraudulent phone calls appearing to come from a number associated with the Dublin Circuit Court family law office. Members of the public have been urged not to engage with suspicious calls appearing to come from the number 01-8886806, a legitimate court

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Northern Ireland's former justice minister Claire Sugden has criticised the pace of reforms to the civil and family justice systems, with few of the recommendations of a judge-led review to be implemented by the end of the Assembly mandate. Ms Sugden served as justice minister after the 2016 electio

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Comyn Kelleher Tobin partner Sinead Fitzgerald and intern Mary Maunsell examine a recent High Court judgment on spousal maintenance and "proper provision". A High Court decision in which the wife of a dairy farmer was awarded €800 per month for a four-year period in spousal maintenance was rece

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A joint action plan aimed at helping to resolve parental conflict over children outside of an adversarial court environment has been published by Northern Ireland's justice and health ministers. The Private Family Law Early Resolution Action Plan aims to change the way parental disputes are approach

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Comyn Kelleher Tobin (CKT) has sponsored a new scholarship supporting one postgraduate student on the LLM Children's Rights and Family Law at UCC School of Law. To apply for the Comyn Kelleher Tobin Scholarship, students must secure a minimum grade of 2.1 in an approved primary degree or equivalent,

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