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Ms Justice Ní Raifeartaigh addresses international symposium on the right to silence

International experts on the right to silence were addressed by Ms Justice Úna Ní Raifeartaigh and researchers from four jurisdictions at a recent Dublin City University (DCU) symposium.

Published 15 October 2019

England: Number of collapsed trials doubles in four years

Failures to disclose evidence to defence lawyers have resulted in the number of collapsed criminal cases almost doubling in four years, The Times reports.

Published 15 October 2019

Spain: Harsh sentences for Catalan leaders risk 'chilling effect' on rights

Lengthy prison sentences imposed on nine Catalan pro-independence leaders by the Spanish courts yesterday risk having "a chilling effect on freedom of expression and association", a human rights expert has warned.

Published 15 October 2019

Braille unit at Maghaberry supporting blind schoolgirl

Prisoners from Maghaberry are supporting a blind schoolgirl with her classroom studies by producing her school books in Braille.

Published 15 October 2019

Deals roundup

A round-up of deals involving Irish law firms. Submit your deals to newsdesk@irishlegal.com.

Published 15 October 2019

And finally... unjust enrichment

A member of the public has agreed a repayment plan with a local authority which accidentally paid him nearly £300,000.

Published 15 October 2019

High Court: Council granted permanent injunction against couple trespassing on abandoned housing estate

Clare County Council has been granted a permanent injunction restraining a couple and their family from trespassing on a housing estate where they had previously held a tenancy.

Published 14 October 2019

Robert G Sinclair & Co appoints two litigation solicitors

Belfast-based firm Robert G Sinclair & Co Solicitors has announced the appointment of solicitors Lawrence Lavery and Patrick McNeill to its litigation team.

Published 14 October 2019

Supreme Court ruling could 'encourage' legislative intervention on burden of proof, conference hears

A recent Supreme Court ruling could encourage legislative intervention in the allocation of the burden of proof, raising "the spectre of interference" with the presumption of innocence, a legal academic has warned.

Published 14 October 2019

Mr Justice McMahon: Direct provision 'much better than it was'

Former High Court judge Mr Justice Bryan McMahon, who chaired the working group on direct provision in 2015, has said that the system "may not be perfect, but it's much better than it was".

Published 14 October 2019

Upper Tribunal rules Irish-identifying people born in Northern Ireland are British citizens

People who were born in Northern Ireland and identify as Irish are still British citizens, the Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) has ruled.

Published 14 October 2019

Independent Law Centres Network endorses Gary Lee in Law Society election bid

Solicitor Gary Lee has been endorsed by the Independent Law Centres Network in his bid for election to the Law Society Council.

Published 14 October 2019

Former solicitor refused extra time to appeal conviction for fraudulently converting cheques

A former solicitor who pleaded guilty to fraudulently converting cheques in the late 1990s has been refused an extension of time in which to appeal his conviction.

Published 14 October 2019

Maghaberry becomes first UK prison to allow visits from autistic children

Maghaberry Prison has become the first in the country to allow visits by autistic children, under a pioneering new initiative.

Published 14 October 2019

Prisoners at Magilligan compete in construction competition

Prisoners at Magilligan with ambitions to one-day work in the construction industry have taken part in the first ever Skillbuild NI competition in a UK prison.

Published 14 October 2019