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High Court: Application for costs on 'solicitor and client' basis refused

A group of companies seeking costs on the “solicitor and client” basis have had their application refused in the High Court.

Published 22 January 2020

Government refuses again to provide breakdown of payments to lawyers

The Department of Finance has refused to provide a breakdown of payments to lawyers involved in the Apple tax case in response to a Freedom of Information request.

Published 22 January 2020

Challenge to redrawing of electoral constituencies to be heard on appeal

A challenge to the redrawing of electoral constituencies in Northern Ireland will be heard by the Court of Appeal in Belfast tomorrow.

Published 22 January 2020

Chief Justice to speak on civil legal aid at Legal Aid Board's 40th anniversary event

The Chief Justice of Ireland, Mr Justice Frank Clarke, will reflect on the role of civil legal aid in ensuring access to justice at the Legal Aid Board's 40th anniversary celebrations tomorrow.

Published 22 January 2020

Ronan Daly Jermyn hires new people and culture director

Ronan Daly Jermyn (RDJ) has announced the appointment of Eimear Desmond as its new people and culture director.

Published 22 January 2020

Man sues banks over failure to forward maintenance payments to ex for 12 years

A man claims he was defamed by two financial institutions over their alleged lengthy failure to forward maintenance payments in respect of his son to his former partner.

Published 22 January 2020

Sarah Elliott: Courts may rule on payments in family break-ups

Family lawyer Sarah Elliott of Worthingtons Solicitors examines the law when unmarried families break up.

Published 22 January 2020

Guitar maker fined £4.5m for illegally preventing price discounts

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has fined Fender Europe £4.5 million for breaking competition law by preventing online discounting for its guitars.

Published 22 January 2020

Public authorities rapped by Equality Commission over policy-making

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has found that two public authorities failed to comply with their equality scheme commitments when reviewing and developing particular policies.

Published 22 January 2020

England: Court of Appeal rules Gypsies and Travellers have 'enshrined freedom' to move from place to place

The Court of Appeal today ruled that Gypsies and Travellers have an “enshrined freedom” to move from one place to another and that an injunction to prevent camping on public land would breach the rights of the communities it targeted.

Published 22 January 2020

Seven arrested in largest-ever money laundering search and arrest operation

Seven people have been arrested following the largest money laundering search and arrest operation in Northern Ireland's history.

Published 22 January 2020

And finally... sob story

Witnesses and complainants have been told to bring their own water and tissues to court after a cash-strapped courthouse scrapped its provisions.

Published 22 January 2020

DWF hires from rivals to make five senior appointments in Dublin

Global legal business DWF has announced the appointment of four new partners and a senior claims adjuster in its Dublin office.

Published 22 January 2020

High Court: Man loses claim against motorist who accused him of deliberately causing accident

A man who brought personal injuries proceedings against a motorist who drove into the back of his vehicle has lost a claim for aggravated damages which he said were necessary to show the Court’s disapproval for the conduct of the defence.

Published 21 January 2020

Senior judge seeks clarity on ward of court placement orders after Brexit

A senior judge has sought clarity from the HSE on whether the legal status of wards of court placed in the UK will change after Brexit.

Published 21 January 2020