Mr Justice Horner: Commercial litigation reforms will benefit Northern Ireland businesses

A senior judge has said that recent reforms to commercial litigation in Northern Ireland could make it one of the most attractive places in the UK and Ireland to do business.

Published 14 June 2019

PPS taking 244 days to make Crown Court prosecution decisions

The average length of time taken for the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) to decide whether or not a Crown Court case should proceed has increased by more than 21 per cent.

Published 14 June 2019

Dr Eoin Daly and Dr David Kenny: Government blocking of legislation is constitutionally dubious

Dr Eoin Daly, lecturer in law at NUI Galway, and Dr David Kenny, assistant professor of law at Trinity College Dublin, examine the Government's use of the "money message" to control legislation.

Published 14 June 2019

Garda Inspectorate launches probe into gardaí counter-corruption practices

The Garda Inspectorate has commenced its first self-initiated inspection, examining counter corruption practices within An Garda Síochána.

Published 14 June 2019

McCann FitzGerald named best national firm for pro bono work

McCann FitzGerald has been named the best national firm for pro bono work at Legal Media Group Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2019 in London.

Published 14 June 2019

#InPictures: Maples Group hosts networking drinks for women in finance

Maples Group welcomed women working in the finance sector to the firm's Dublin office for the 100 Women in Finance (100WF) summer networking drinks this week.

Published 14 June 2019

QUB law students invited to submit work on gender and law to inaugural competition

Queen's University Belfast has invited law students to submit their work for competition in the inaugural Claire Palley Undergraduate Award for Gender and Law.

Published 14 June 2019

NUJ to intervene in judicial review against bulk surveillance law

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has been granted permission to intervene in a judicial review of the Investigatory Powers Act (IPA).

Published 14 June 2019

England: Plans to recruit digital forensics volunteers criticised by experts

Plans to recruit volunteers to work in digital forensics with a major English police force have been criticised by experts as a "disaster waiting to happen".

Published 14 June 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: A bigamist’s mixed-marriage declared null and void

On 15 August 1857, Maria Theresa Longworth and Major William Charles Yelverton got married in a Catholic Church near Rostrevor. They had previously married in Edinburgh on or about 13 April 1857 according to Scottish law; however, Theresa refused to cohabit with Major Yelverton until they were married according to her own Catholic religion.

Published 14 June 2019