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UK Supreme Court gears up to fill 'unprecedented' number of vacancies

The process of appointing some of the most senior judges in the UK begins officially today, as applications are invited from candidates to fill vacancies for two justices of the UK Supreme Court and the presidency of the court.

Published 16 February 2017

Roisin Devlin and Hannah McGrath win client consultation competition

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has named Roisin Devlin and Hannah McGrath from the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in Belfast as winners of the Client Consultation Competition 2017.

Published 16 February 2017

Nominations sought for Dublin's outstanding young people awards

Junior Chamber International (JCI) Dublin is seeking nominations for its The Outstanding Young People (TOYP) of the year awards.

Published 16 February 2017

Gym owner avoids prison sentence for beating his girlfriend

A gym owner has avoided a prison sentence for beating his girlfriend and breaking her teeth after she questioned him about being out late.

Published 15 February 2017

Gym owner avoids prison sentence for beating his girlfriend

A gym owner has avoided a prison sentence for beating his girlfriend and breaking her teeth after she questioned him about being out late.

Published 15 February 2017

LK Shields act for Shard Capital Partners in the launch of a new Venture Capital Fund in Ireland

LK Shields has acted for Shard Capital Partners LLP in the launch and first closing of the Suir Valley Venture Fund the first Irish focused venture capital fund in Ireland that uses a regulated fund with a fully regulated Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM).

Published 15 February 2017

Court of Appeal: Primary school teacher who raped his wife’s sister fails in challenge to conviction

A man who began sexually abusing the younger sister of his wife when she was six, and continued to do so until she was 18, has been unsuccessful in challenging the safety of his conviction in the Court of Appeal.

Published 15 February 2017

Court of Appeal: Primary school teacher who raped his wife’s sister fails in challenge to conviction

A man who began sexually abusing the younger sister of his wife when she was six, and continued to do so until she was 18, has been unsuccessful in challenging the safety of his conviction in the Court of Appeal.

Published 15 February 2017

Tánaiste welcomes historic sexual offences bill

The Tánaiste and Justice Minister, Francis Fitzgerald (pictured), yesterday evening welcomed the passage of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015 through both Houses of the Oireachtas.

Published 15 February 2017

Flanagan to speak at Finucane Memorial Lecture

Irish Foreign affairs minister Charlie Flanagan TD is to deliver the annual Pat Finucane Memorial Lecture in Belfast on Thursday 23 February, Mark Thompson, director of the human rights group Relatives for Justice, has announced.

Published 15 February 2017

PSNI to name and shame court dodgers on Facebook

Police in Northern Ireland are to name and shame suspects who fail to turn up to court by posting ''Wanted" posters on their Facebook page.

Published 15 February 2017

Amnesty protest as Halawa trial delayed for 19th time

Amnesty International Ireland yesterday revealed that the trial of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa, currently held in an Egyptian jail, has been adjourned for the 19th time.

Published 15 February 2017

Court of Appeal: Lack of documentary evidence proved fatal to citizenship claim

A man who attempted to claim Irish citizenship on the contention that he was born in a house in Dublin in 1940, and was brought back to Russia before being registered at that time, has had his application rejected in the Court of Appeal.

Published 14 February 2017

Court of Appeal: Lack of documentary evidence proved fatal to citizenship claim

A man who attempted to claim Irish citizenship on the contention that he was born in a house in Dublin in 1940, and was brought back to Russia before being registered at that time, has had his application rejected in the Court of Appeal.

Published 14 February 2017

Brokenshire says chronological legacy investigations would be fairer

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire (pictured) has said that legacy investigations should be carried out in chronological order.

Published 14 February 2017