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Christmas time, mistletoe and wine…

With Christmas around the corner the office Christmas party season has begun in earnest. Unfortunately, an abundance of festive cheer mixed with the odd Jägerbomb very often results in consequences that last well beyond the next day’s hangover. The New Year often presents employment lawyers with a variety of Christmas party issues that need to […] Read more

Dec, 06, 2018

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Johnsons recognised as Leading Firm in Chambers UK and Legal 500 for 2019

As 2018 draws to a close we are pleased to announce that Johnsons has been recognised, yet again, as a leading Northern Ireland firm in the 2019 editions of both Chambers UK and the Legal 500. We have been recognised by Chambers UK as a leader in the fields of all of our core practice […] Read more

Dec, 04, 2018

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Press Statement – Sorcha Eastwood

Press Statement – Sorcha Eastwood I would confirm that defamation proceedings have been issued in the High Court on behalf of our client Sorcha Eastwood against Councillor Graham Craig. These proceedings arise out of the publication of a tweet by Councillor Craig on 13th August 2018. Laura Cunningham Media Solicitor Belfast | London | Dublin […] Read more

Oct, 03, 2018

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Occupier’s duty of care in icy conditions

Local authorities and other occupiers received an early Christmas present in December 2017 when the Court of Appeal dismissed the claim of a 78 year old man who had slipped on ice in a car park belonging to Swansea City Council.  This was a small unmanned 24 hour pay and display car park which was […] Read more

Feb, 28, 2018

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Argento successfully defends whistle blowing claim

Jewellery business Argento has won an employment tribunal case involving a former employee, Mr Richard Ferguson.  Mr Ferguson was dismissed from his role as Business Manager with Argento after just six weeks in the role for Gross Misconduct during his probationary period in September 2016. Mr Ferguson then took unfair dismissal action against the company, […] Read more

Dec, 21, 2017

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New Appointment Notices

JENNA WATT, Solicitor Having joined Johnsons in 2013 as a paralegal, Jenna then commenced a training contract with Johnsons in 2014, qualifying as a Solicitor in 2016.  Jenna joins Johnsons’ Corporate and Commercial Department, assisting Partner Rhys Jones, advising on Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions and Commercial Contracts.  Jenna also advises the firm’s commercial clients on […] Read more

Nov, 08, 2017

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Northern Ireland teacher wins preliminary stage in landmark libel action against Facebook

A Northern Ireland teacher, represented by Johnsons Solicitors, has won a preliminary stage in her landmark libel action against Facebook over postings alleging a failure to safeguard pupils at a West Belfast secondary school. Proceedings centre on claims that a priest invited into De La Salle College questioned three students about their sex lives during […] Read more

Oct, 27, 2017

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A sweet morning raises vital funds for Macmillan

Johnsons Solicitors hosted a fundraiser on 29th September 2017 as part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’. Staff at Johnsons’ Belfast baked, brought and indulged in a selection of sweet treats washed down by a steady flow of caffeine, with everyone contributing towards Macmillan in order to take part. Additional funds were raised […] Read more

Oct, 10, 2017

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Johnsons Solicitors has announced that David Craig is set to take over as Head of the firm’s Media Department

David will combine his role with his position as Head of Johnsons’ Large Loss Team.  David brings a wealth of experience to the role, having acted for both Plaintiffs and Defendants in a number of high profile defamation and privacy actions in both Irish jurisdictions and Great Britain over the past 20 years. David will […] Read more

Sep, 01, 2017

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Johnsons raise funds to help Tiny Life support families in need

A team from Johnsons Solicitors has presented premature and vulnerable baby charity TinyLife with a cheque for £2,189.82 having completed the Deep River Rock Belfast City Marathon walk and relay race. The firm was inspired to raise funds for the charity following the tragic experience of colleagues, who sadly lost their premature babies this year. […] Read more

Aug, 24, 2017

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