‘Chinese leaders are not known for tolerating dissent, but Xi Jinping is less tolerant than his predecessors.’  Photograph: EPA/WU HONG

I remember Cao Shunli’s speech during her trial. She was a brave activist who fought for land rights, documented cases of human rights abuse and parti(...)

Bryan Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Initiative after recognising the need for an legal representation for death row prisoners in Alabama

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of racial injustice in America’s deep south in the 1930s, was set in a fictionalised (...)

Professor Stephen Shay: said Obama could invoke a 1969 tax law that would restrict foreign companies using inter-company loans and interest deductions to reduce their tax bills. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Talk to any Irish lawyer facilitating these so-called corporate tax inversion deals – involving US multinationals shifting their tax address to Irelan(...)

George Zimmerman is seen in a booking photo released by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Department in Sanford, Florida, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters
George Zimmerman charged with assault
  • US
  • November 19, 2013, 07:08

The former neighbourhood watch volunteer cleared of murder after shooting dead an unarmed black teenager has been charged with assault after his girlf(...)

Social media savvy: The Irish legal world seems to have taken to online life like barristers to a tribunal. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Whether they are tweeters, blawgers or both, the Irish legal world seems to have taken to online life like barristers to a tribunal.There are a myriad(...)

Joe Kennedy III greets Taoiseach Enda Kenny

It was 53 years ago, but Cliff Scott remembers it like it was yesterday. He was just a boy, and the young, dashing US senator whom everybody called Ja(...)

The “My Favourite Case” section of “Law Matters” in The Irish Times often features leading (...)

Joseph P Kennedy III is the only member of the Kennedy family currently holding political office in the US. Photograph: Suzanne Kreiter/Globe

H e recalls sitting around the dinner table at his grandmother’s house listening to his aunts and uncles and older cousins debate the issues of(...)