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Supreme Court: Legal basis for surrender of people between Ireland and UK post-Brexit referred to CJEU

The Supreme Court has referred a case to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in which the appellants challenged the legal basis for their surrender to the UK on foot of a European arrest warrant.

Published 23 July 2021

Judge concludes there is 'real prospect' Omagh bombing could have been prevented

It is "plausible" that security services had "a real prospect of preventing the Omagh bombing", a High Court judge in Belfast has ruled.

Published 23 July 2021

Board established to oversee end of direct provision

A 12-person programme board has been established to oversee the scrapping of direct provision.

Published 23 July 2021

Bill introducing new legal framework for adoption due this year

Legislation to enhance and update the legal framework for adoption will be introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly after the summer recess.

Published 23 July 2021

New forensic laboratory on track for completion next summer

Forensic Science Ireland (FSI) has reported that it has made significant progress with the construction of its new laboratory, which is due to open in summer 2022.

Published 23 July 2021

Post-Brexit UK Shared Prosperity Fund 'risks damaging constitution further'

The post-Brexit UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) risks damaging trust between the UK and devolved administrations, according to a think tank.

Published 23 July 2021

Professor Phil Scraton joins team of Include Youth patrons

Criminologist Phil Scraton, professor emeritus at Queen's University Belfast School of Law, has joined a distinguished team of patrons of Include Youth, a rights-based charity working with young people.

Published 23 July 2021

Almost half of state boards falling short of gender diversity target

Nearly half of state boards are falling short of a government target to have women making up at least 40 per cent of their membership.

Published 23 July 2021

Latest edition of conveyancing journal Folio published

The latest edition of Folio, the conveyancing and land law journal from the Law Society of Northern Ireland, has been published.

Published 23 July 2021

ECtHR: Man detained under terror suspicions had human rights violated by Turkish authorities

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled that the pre-trial detention of a man suspected of belonging to a terrorist organisation in Turkey was a violation of his human rights under Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).

Published 23 July 2021

High Court: Trip-and-fall claim dismissed because plaintiff failed to look where he was walking

The High Court has dismissed a personal injuries action in a trip-and-fall case on the basis that the plaintiff failed to look where he was walking at the time of the accident.

Published 22 July 2021

Central Bank proposes ban on 'price walking' by insurers

The Central Bank has proposed a ban on the practice of "price walking" in the private car and home insurance sectors.

Published 22 July 2021

DWF partners with Dublin City University to support disadvantaged communities

Global legal business DWF is continuing its partnership with Dublin City University (DCU) to help transform the lives of young people who may believe a third level education is beyond their reach.

Published 22 July 2021

Solicitor calls for longer court sittings rather than new judges

A solicitor in Sligo has criticised the High Court president's recent call for additional judges and suggested extended court hearing times instead.

Published 22 July 2021

Justice committee recommends further examination of assisted dying bill

The Oireachtas justice committee has recommended the establishment of a special committee to examine the law on assisted dying.

Published 22 July 2021