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Belfast MP works '10-20 hours per week' as lawyer

Solicitor John Finucane has an "expected commitment of 10-20 hours per week" at his firm Finucane Toner following his election as MP for North Belfast, Sinn Féin has said.

Published 14 July 2020

Government under pressure to set out plans for 'unfettered' NI-GB trade

The UK government has come under pressure from a Westminster committee to set out how it will facilitate "unfettered" trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain under the Brexit deal.

Published 14 July 2020

And finally... the missing ink

Russian officials have been accused of using "invisible ink" on valuable contracts to facilitate corruption and kickbacks.

Published 14 July 2020

Court of Appeal: Hearing to obtain search warrants against journalists fell 'woefully short' of required standard

The conduct of ex parte hearings where the PSNI obtained warrants in respect of the investigation into the theft of documents from the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland relating to the 1994 Loughinisland massacre fell “woefully short” of a fair hearing, the Court of Appeal has held.

Published 13 July 2020

Criminal jury trials to resume as courts plan expansion of hearings

Criminal jury trials are set to resume in the Central Criminal Court later this month and in Circuit Courts by late August as the courts aim to increase the number of hearings following the COVID-19 crisis, Chief Justice Frank Clarke has announced.

Published 13 July 2020

William Fry names Sonya Manzor as new head of tax

William Fry partner Sonya Manzor has been appointed to lead the firm's multidisciplinary, full-service tax team.

Published 13 July 2020

Tughans appoints three partners and private client director

Commercial law firm Tughans has announced the appointment of three new partners and a private client director.

Published 13 July 2020

COVID-19 creates major issues around access in child care cases

The COVID-19 pandemic has created serious issues, particularly around access, in child care cases, the Child Care Law Reporting Project (CCLRP) has found.

Published 13 July 2020

Plans to create new organised crime offences out to consultation

Plans to create new organised crime offences for Northern Ireland have gone out to consultation.

Published 13 July 2020

Richard Grogan: Ruling on collective redundancies will come as surprise to many

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates examines a recent case concerning collective redundancies.

Published 13 July 2020

Stone pardon raises fears for rule of law under Trump

Donald Trump sank to new depths last week, if that is possible, with the pardoning of his long-time pal and master of the black arts Roger Stone. It is an act which has nauseated even some leading members of the Republican Party.

Published 13 July 2020

China: Trans woman wins landmark employment discrimination case

A transgender woman has won a landmark employment discrimination case in China after being fired for taking leave for sex reassignment surgery.

Published 13 July 2020

Panorama: How Scotland Cut Violent Crime

While the rest of the UK has struggled to contain rising levels of knife and gun crime, Scotland has dramatically reduced violent crime in the past 15 years. But how was it done? BBC's Panorama investigates.

Published 13 July 2020

And finally... up the creek

Criminal jurisdiction over nearly half of the state of Oklahoma has been thrown in doubt after the Supreme Court of the United States held that the territory belongs to Native Americans.

Published 13 July 2020

Dentons pushes back Dublin launch to September

Global law firm Dentons will not open its new Dublin office until September as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 10 July 2020