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CPS to take 'no further action' against Prince Philip over car crash

Prince Philip will not face criminal charges for a crash last month in Norfolk that saw his car overturn and a two women injured.

Published 15 February 2019

Irish Legal Heritage: Pat Finucane

Human rights lawyer Pat Finucane was murdered in his home in North Belfast on 12 February 1989. Pat was shot 14 times and his wife, Geraldine, was injured in the shooting, which was witnessed by their children as they hid underneath a table.

Published 15 February 2019

And finally... pain in the ass

A man found with three syringes in his rectum claimed they weren't his, police have said.

Published 15 February 2019

High Court: Man loses claim to the proceeds of his son’s unassigned mortgage protection policy

A man who argued that a resulting or constructive trust arose due to his payment of his son’s premium for a mortgage protection policy, which remained unassigned after the property they bought together was re-mortgaged, has lost his claim against his son’s estate.

Published 14 February 2019

Matheson announces 10 new partner appointments

Matheson has announced the appointment of 10 new partners across a range of sectors, bringing its total partner count to 96.

Published 14 February 2019

ByrneWallace announces two senior appointments to tax team

ByrneWallace has expanded the firm's tax practice with the appointment of Tracey O'Donnell as partner and head of capital advisory and Philip Nolan as tax principal and head of indirect taxes.

Published 14 February 2019

Police watchdog calls for review into legacy disclosure failings

The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (PONI) has called on the Department of Justice to launch a review into police failures to disclose "significant" evidence related to legacy cases to the watchdog.

Published 14 February 2019

Bill to expand spent convictions regime approved by Senators at second stage

A draft bill to expand Ireland's spent convictions regime has passed the second stage in the Seanad with unanimous support.

Published 14 February 2019

#InPictures: Leading judges deliver first King's Inns Law Review lecture

The first annual King's Inns Law Review lecture has been hailed as a success after a strong turnout to hear Judge Anne Power SC and Mr Justice Frank Clarke.

Published 14 February 2019

Drink driving conviction referred back to court by Criminal Cases Review Commission

The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) has referred a Northern Ireland man's drink driving conviction to the County Court.

Published 14 February 2019

Regulations laid in Parliament ahead of end of Attorney General's term

Draft regulations to allow the Northern Ireland Secretary to appoint an Attorney General for Northern Ireland have been laid before Parliament.

Published 14 February 2019

Belfast mooters to appear before Lord Kerr at Supreme Court this year

Students from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) at Queen's University Belfast will practice their advocacy skills in front of a justice at the UK Supreme Court this year.

Published 14 February 2019

CJEU: General Court annuls EUIPO decision over 'Chiara Ferragni' trade mark

The General Court has annulled European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) decision refusing registration of the figurative mark ‘Chiara Ferragni’ as an EU trade mark

Published 14 February 2019

Charity calls for legal change to allow Muslim women to divorce husbands more easily

A charity is calling on the UK government to make it easier for Muslim women to divorce their husbands, The Times reports.

Published 14 February 2019

US: Lawyer who was responsible for insider trading compliance at Apple charged with insider trading

A lawyer responsible for insider trading compliance at technology giant Apple has been charged with insider trading offences.

Published 14 February 2019