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Verdict in Halawa trial due on Monday

A verdict in the long-running trial of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa in Cairo will finally be delivered on Monday, The Times reports.

Published 23 August 2017

UK government prevaricates over ECJ jurisdiction

The UK must keep 'half an eye' on rulings of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), according to justice minister Dominic Raab.

Published 23 August 2017

Children's Commissioner criticises vigilante anti-paedophile group

Northern Ireland's Commissioner for Children and Young People, Koulla Yiasouma, has become the latest to criticise a vigilante group that purports to confront child sex abusers.

Published 23 August 2017

Solicitor campaigns for stricter cycle laws after accident in Greece

A Dublin-based solicitor who was hit by a car and injured while cycling in Greece has called for a change in Irish law to protect cyclists.

Published 23 August 2017

MLAs' tweets not subject to Stormont Code of Conduct

MLAs' tweets are not subject to the Northern Ireland Assembly's Code of Conduct and the oversight of the Assembly Commissioner for Standards, it has emerged.

Published 23 August 2017

EU sets out plan to lower fingerprinting age for children applying for Schengen visas

The European Commission is consulting on proposals to lower the fingerprinting age for children in the EU's Visa Information System (VIS).

Published 23 August 2017

India abolishes summary Islamic divorce practice

A Muslim practice allowing men to summarily divorce their wives by repeating the word ‘talaq’ three times has been declared unconstitutional by India's Supreme Court.

Published 23 August 2017

High Court: 'Dishonest blusterer' in breach of his legal and statutory duty as executor of his father’s estate

A man who disposed of upwards of £76,000 from his father’s estate while acting as executor has been found by the High Court in Belfast in breach of his legal and statutory duty as an executor, and guilty of devastivit in carrying out his role as executor of the estate of the deceased.

Published 22 August 2017

Supreme Court to consider whether consent is a defence in prosecution for assault causing harm

The Supreme Court is set to consider the issue of consent and its application as a defence in a prosecution for assault causing harm.

Published 22 August 2017

Inspection reveals continuing concerns for vulnerable Maghaberry prisoners

There continue to be concerns about vulnerable prisoners at Maghaberry Prison, despite the leadership's "real desire" to deal with its issues.

Published 22 August 2017

Irish motorists continuing to use their mobile phones in spite of fines

Irish motorists are using their mobile phones while driving in spite of tens of thousands of fines and penalty points, The Irish Times reports.

Published 22 August 2017

HOMS Solicitors trainee wins Law Society litigation prize

HOMS Solicitors has congratulated one of its trainees on winning the Law Society Litigation Prize.

Published 22 August 2017

UK ministers consider ombudsman for online hate crimes

UK government ministers are considering the creation of an internet ombudsman to deal with hate crime complaints.

Published 22 August 2017

In pictures: A&L Goodbody welcomes summer interns

A&L Goodbody has welcomed this year's final group of summer interns, who will be working in its Dublin office for the next four weeks.

Published 22 August 2017

Heterosexual couple to go to Supreme Court over bid for civil partnership

A heterosexual couple who have so far failed in their legal battle to have a civil partnership instead of a marriage have won permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court.

Published 22 August 2017