In brief


A roundup of today's other Law Matters news in brief

Mediation in northwest

Mediation Solutions North West is organising a free seminar on mediation and alternative dispute resolution in the Arts Centre, Barrett Street, Ballina, Co Mayo on Friday next, February 24th, at 6 pm. Speakers include Mr Justice Michael Peart of the High Court and Ross Maguire SC, co-founder of New Beginning. The seminar carries two CPD points.

New partner

David Burke has been appointed tax partner with Mason Hayes and Curran. His practice is focused on using Irish investment vehicles as a platform for international investment.

McCann Fitzgerald

McCann FitzGerald has announced the reappointment of John Cronin as chairman for a further three years. In the last 12 months the firm has won four international legal awards: “No 1 law firm in Ireland for MA activity by deal value” from Experian Corpfin; “Ireland Law Firm of the Year”from Chambers Europe; “Ireland Law Firm of the Year” from International Financial Law Reviewand “European Innovation Lawyers” from the Financial Times.

New family law book

Break Up, Dont Crack Up: A Practical Guide on How to Deal with the End of Your Relationship, will be published by Opren Press in March. It examines the legal, financial and practical aspects of relationship breakdown in Ireland and covers issues like custody, access, financial matters and mediation. The author, Rachel Fehily, is a barrister and mediator.