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Solicitor appointed CEO of Rugby Players Ireland

Solicitor Simon Keogh has been appointed CEO of Rugby Players Ireland, the official players' union for professional rugby players in Ireland.

Published 25 August 2017

England: Severe fines serve as warning to loose lipped solicitors

Solicitors have been warned by their professional body to curb rude emails and online comments or face severe fines, The Times reports.

Published 25 August 2017

Court of Appeal: Man sentenced to five-years for possession of explosives and ammunition loses appeal

A 22-year-old man who was sentenced to a term of five-years' imprisonment for possession of explosives and ammunition has lost an appeal against his conviction and sentence in the Court of Appeal in Belfast.

Published 24 August 2017

Ian Bailey to be tried in absentia for du Plantier murder

Ian Bailey will be tried in the French courts for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in absentia.

Published 24 August 2017

Universal Credit roll-out complicated by ID woes

The roll-out of Universal Credit in Northern Ireland has been complicated by technical problems with claimants using Irish passports and Northern Ireland driving licenses.A number of claimants told BBC News they were unable to verify their identity through an online UK government website with these forms of ID, which are commonly used in Northern Ireland.

Published 24 August 2017

Fake barrister from Co Cork convicted of fraud in England

A paralegal hailing from Co Cork, who posed as a barrister in order to defraud people, has been jailed in England for eight years.

Published 24 August 2017

Paul Tweed secures apology for Peter Robinson over terror allegation

Belfast lawyer Paul Tweed of Johnsons Solicitors has secured an apology and damages from Metro for former First Minister Peter Robinson.

Published 24 August 2017

Irish Yearbook of International Law now welcoming submissions

The Irish Yearbook of International Law is now accepting submissions for its thirteenth volume.

Published 24 August 2017

EU trade marks 'almost certain' to be replicated in UK register

Trade mark specialist Marks & Clerk today said businesses should still seek expert advice ahead of Brexit, despite some clarity over industry issues post-split.

Published 24 August 2017

England: High Court judge criticises Amber Rudd over delay in release of torture survivor

A judge in the High Court in London has criticised Home Secretary Amber Rudd for failing to release a torture survivor from detention in spite of repeated court orders.

Published 24 August 2017

Mason Hayes & Curran sponsors Royal Irish Academy talks

Dublin firm Mason Hayes & Curran is sponsoring a series of public talks to be hosted by the Royal Irish Academy beginning next month.

Published 24 August 2017

Johnsons Solicitors raises over £2,000 for TinyLife

A team from Belfast-based Johnsons Solicitors has a cheque for more than £2,000 to premature and vulnerable baby charity TinyLife.

Published 24 August 2017

High Court: Doctrine of restraint of trade cannot apply to successors in title of land in Co Derry

The successors in title of land subject to a negative covenant contained in a lease agreed to in 1981 have had their application for a declaration that the covenant was unlawful refused in the High Court in Belfast.

Published 23 August 2017

Flanagan discusses Brexit and paramilitaries with Brokenshire

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan discussed Brexit and paramilitary issues with the UK government's Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire yesterday.

Published 23 August 2017

Rent legislation 'flouted by some landlords'

A national housing charity has warned that rent legislation is not being flouted by some landlords.

Published 23 August 2017