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Soldier F trial may take place in Belfast

A committal hearing in the prosecution of the former British soldier known as “Soldier F” on two counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder may take place in Belfast.

Published 20 January 2020

MPs call for Electoral Commission to be given prosecutorial powers

The Electoral Commission should be given the power to initiate prosecutions at both national and local levels, a cross-party group of MPs has recommended.

Published 20 January 2020

England: Career at the bar 'less appealing, or even viable' for new entrants

A career at the bar is becoming "less appealing, or even viable" for new entrants, according to a report by LexisNexis.

Published 20 January 2020

Data regulators impose €114m in GDPR fines across Europe

European organisations have been fined €114 million (£97m) under the GDPR regime, DLA Piper has found.

Published 20 January 2020

A&L Goodbody recognised for arts and business partnerships

A&L Goodbody's Belfast office has won recognition for its partnerships with the Lyric Theatre and photographic gallery Belfast Exposed.

Published 20 January 2020

Britain's refusal to allow Chagos Islanders to return home is 'crime against humanity'

The UK's refusal to allow the inhabitants of the Chagos Islands to return to their homeland is a crime against humanity, an eminent international lawyer has said.

Published 20 January 2020

Poland: Plans to allow judges to be sacked suffer set-back

Controversial plans to allow judges in Poland to be sacked have been dealt a major set-back after they were rejected by the upper house of the country's parliament.

Published 20 January 2020

And finally... blind stupidity

A bank robber who disguised himself with a pillow case had to remove it mid-robbery when he realised he couldn't see through it.

Published 20 January 2020

Belfast Crown Court: Two of eight people charged with causing the death of Christopher Meli given custodial sentences

Two of eight people who pleaded guilty to offences linked to the death of a 20-year-old man in 2015 have been given custodial sentences in Belfast Crown Court.

Published 17 January 2020

Online guilty pleas to be allowed under plans to improve courts efficiency

People will be allowed to plead guilty to certain offences online under plans being considered in a bid to improve the efficiency of the courts, according to reports.

Published 17 January 2020

Ground rent tenants' right to acquire freehold titles clarified

A new law clarifying the rights of certain ground rent tenants to acquire the freehold title of their properties has come into effect.

Published 17 January 2020

Asylum seeker suffered indirect discrimination from driving license agency

An asylum seeker suffered indirect discrimination when he was refused a learner driver license, the Workplace Relations Commission has ruled.

Published 17 January 2020

John Finucane addresses New York lawyers on Stormont deal and Brexit

Lawyer and politician John Finucane yesterday addressed lawyers in New York on the restoration of devolution in Northern Ireland and the challenges posed by Brexit.

Published 17 January 2020

England: Proposed reform of judicial review to 'protect' judges from political decision-making

Judges will be kept out of politics under plans to reform judicial review, the Lord Chancellor has said.

Published 17 January 2020

Princess Anne meets staff on tour of new Maghaberry facility

Staff at HMP Maghaberry discussed their work with Princess Anne yesterday as the royal visited the prison in her role as patron of the Butler Trust.

Published 17 January 2020