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England: Urgent changes needed to restore access to justice to Employment Tribunal system

Major changes are urgently needed to restore an acceptable level of access to the employment tribunals system, according to the Justice Committee in its report on recent and proposed changes to fees for court users in the civil and family courts and tribunals.

Published 20 June 2016

US: Family of Paris attack victim sues Internet companies for 'enabling' ISIS propaganda

The family of an American woman killed in last year’s Paris terror attacks has sued Internet giants Google, Facebook and Twitter, claiming they give “material support” to ISIS.

Published 20 June 2016

Sentence for possession of syringe not unduly lenient

The Court of Appeal has found that twelve months imprisonment backdated to the date of guilty plea was not an unduly lenient sentence for the offence of possession of a syringe contrary to s. 7(1) and (2) of the Non Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997.

Published 17 June 2016

Irish academic warns against repeating US mandatory sentencing 'mistake'

The introduction of mandatory sentencing in the US was an "expensive mistake", an Irish law lecturer has told the Irish Independent.

Published 17 June 2016

Ireland has made 'significant progress' in implementing asylum recommendations

Ireland has made "significant progress" in implementing improvements to Ireland's asylum process, including direct provision, as recommended by a working group last year.

Published 17 June 2016

Belfast to host Joint Bar Council meeting next week

Representatives from the Bar Council of Northern Ireland and the Bar Council of Ireland will convene in Belfast next week alongside their Scottish and English counterparts.

Published 17 June 2016

Matheson holds breakfast Brexit briefing

Matheson this week hosted a business breakfast briefing on Brexit on behalf of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce.

Published 17 June 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills to sponsor QUB law students' hub

International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has announced it will sponsor the Student Hub at Queen's University Belfast's new School of Law as part of a five-year partnership deal.

Published 17 June 2016

Cleaver Fulton Rankin shortlisted for three awards

Belfast firm Cleaver Fulton Rankin has celebrated being recently named as a finalist for three major awards.

Published 17 June 2016

Two Arthur Cox teams to take part in airport run

Two teams from Arthur Cox will take part in a late-night 5k run on the runway at George Best City Airport this month.

Published 17 June 2016

Mason Hayes & Curran supports junior tech event

Dublin firm Mason Hayes & Curran has been named a silver sponsor of this year's CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards.

Published 17 June 2016

Taxing Master erred in law in taxation for medical negligence case

The Court of Appeal has found that the Taxing Master erred in his methodologies when calculating the appropriate fee in a medical negligence case.

Published 16 June 2016

Bar of Ireland to sponsor Community Law & Mediation's advice centres

The Bar of Ireland has announced a three-year sponsorship of the free legal advice clinics run by Community Law & Mediation.

Published 16 June 2016

Hogan Lovells to give pro bono assistance to Mother and Baby Homes inquiry witnesses

Free legal assistance will be available to anyone making a statement to the inquiry into Mother and Baby Homes, thanks to a partnership between campaign groups and global law firm Hogan Lovells.

Published 16 June 2016

Sugden visits Magilligan as part of prisons tour

Northern Ireland's Justice Minister Claire Sugden yesterday began a tour of Northern Ireland's prisons by meeting prison officers and staff at Magilligan Prison.

Published 16 June 2016