Solicitors in Ireland have been appointed as judges for the first time after decades of campaigning. Three solicitors have been chosen in this year's round of judicial appointments: Michael White, of Michael D White & Co, Frank O'Donnell, of Bell Branigan O'Donnell & O'Brien, and John Buckley, of Beauchamps. The Law Society welcomed the appointments and said it looked forward to the day when the majority of judges were solicitors to reflect that 80 per cent of lawyers are solicitors.
Gay and lesbian lawyers are launching a campaign to get homosexual couples recognised in law. Using their legal skills, they will argue that homosexual couples be given the same partnership status as heterosexual couples. This includes pension rights for homosexual couples, the right to inherit council properties from deceased partners and the right to be […]