Lawyer Paul Bradfield


November 26, 2021 | posted by | 5sc

In the latest in our series, profiling Irish and Northern Irish lawyers and jurists who have worked abroad, or are working abroad, we spoke with Paul Bradfield, who grew up in County Meath, and now works as a Prosecutor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Dublin.

Irish Lawyer Paul Bradfield in Malawi for IRLI


Climate Change & Sustainability: The Next Steps for the Legal Profession


November 06, 2021 | posted by | 5sc

Over the last two weeks, we’ve been highlighting climate change and sustainability issues and their relevance to the legal sector, to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26 which enters its final days in the UK.

Climate Change and Sustainability in the Legal Profession


Climate Change & Sustainability: The Lawyer’s Climate & Sustainability Ethical ‘Landmark’


November 06, 2021 | posted by | 5sc

To coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, which is entering its second week in the UK, we’re continuing our focus on climate change and sustainability issues and their relevance to the legal community, especially to young lawyers entering the profession.

Climate Change and Sustainability Legal Sector


Climate Change & Sustainability: Driving Sustainable Change in a Data Driven World


November 04, 2021 | posted by | 5sc

Continuing with our focus on climate change and sustainability issues to coincide with the UN Climate Conference, COP26, in the UK, today we wanted to discuss the contemporary data-driven lawyer and its relevance to climate change.

Climate Change Sustainability Data Driven Lawyer


Climate Change & Sustainability: Why legal education in IRL needs an overhaul


November 01, 2021 | posted by | 5sc

As the UN Climate Conference, COP26, gets underway in the UK over the next two weeks to hammer out a deal on how the world is to bring its emissions down, we wanted to spotlight legal education in Ireland and the need for it to be updated in light of climate change and sustainability.


Barrister Sarah McGuckin


October 17, 2021 | posted by | 5sc

In the latest in our series, profiling Irish and Northern Irish lawyers and jurists who have worked abroad, or are working abroad, we spoke with Sarah McGuckin, from Downpatrick, Co. Down. Sarah began her legal career as a Barrister in Northern Ireland before moving into international development, where she worked on rule of law and human rights issues in Southern Africa, Myanmar and the Balkans. Last year, Sarah moved back home to Ireland and transitioned into the tech sector, where she is currently working for TikTok on their Legal Policy Operations team. Her role is a bridging function between law enforcement and TikTok, to protect users in emergency situations. She’s also involved with IRLI, volunteering on its advisory fundraising sub-committee.

Sarah McGuckin at a legal aid clinic in Central Malawi with Malawian Police Service


Child Diversion Malawi - David, 18


September 26, 2021 | posted by | 5sc

Our Child Diversion programme in Malawi - Mwai Wosinthika centers on diverting children, who come into conflict with the law, away from the formal criminal justice system. We’re continuing with our monthly series, profiling some of the children/teenagers who have taken part in our programme. Today, 18-year-old David (we’ve used a pseudonym to protect his identity).

Child Diversion Participant Malawi


Lawyer Jack Pope


September 19, 2021 | posted by | 5sc

In the latest in our series profiling Irish and Northern Irish lawyers who have worked abroad, or are working abroad, we spoke with Jack Pope, from Sligo, who is a Human Rights Officer with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and currently based in Kosovo. Jack has been working in human rights and international law for the past four years with both NGOs and international organisations, mainly on the analysis, monitoring and reporting of human rights issues. He previously worked on protection issues related to human rights defenders and journalists and on women, peace and security, including combatting gender-based violence in the DRC. A large part of his work involves writing on the implementation of human rights legislation by states and providing recommendations on how best to uphold human rights standards.

Lawyer Jack Pope UN Sri Lanka


Magistrates' Trainings - Anthony Pitilizani Kapaswiche


September 12, 2021 | posted by | 5sc

Continuing with our series interviewing Magistrates in Malawi who have availed of our trainings, today we're profiling Anthony Pitilizani Kapaswiche. His Worship Kapaswiche works with the Malawi Judiciary as an Assistant Registrar for the High Court. He became involved in legal work as a result of a long-held ambition to serve his nation through dispensing justice and ensuring the rule of law is upheld in Malawi.

Magistrate Anthony Kapaswiche


Lawyer Alison de Bruir


August 20, 2021 | posted by | 5sc

In the latest in our series profiling Irish and Northern Irish lawyers and barristers who have worked, or are working abroad, we spoke with Alison de Bruir, a barrister, originally from Kildare and now living and working in The Hague. Alison has been working as an international prosecution lawyer with the UN and the EU for nearly a decade.

Lawyer Alison de Bruir