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Decision not to sever historic sexual abuse case held to be correct and conviction upheld

A man has had his conviction for ten counts of indecent assault upheld after the Court of Appeal rejected his arguments that the trial judge should have severed the indictment, that the trial judge had failed to properly summarise the defence case, and that the trial judge failed to adequately deal with the issue of delay.

Published 24 March 2016

Ford reflects on experience as first Justice Minister

David Ford reflected on his experience as Northern Ireland's first Justice Minster since the St Andrews Agreement in a speech given at Ulster University.

Published 24 March 2016

Irish lawyers recognised in dispute resolution awards

Irish lawyers have won recognition at the Acquisition International Dispute Resolution Awards 2016.

Published 24 March 2016

Making a Murderer lawyers to speak in Ireland

Two star lawyers from Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer will speak in Dublin, Cork and Galway later this year.

Published 24 March 2016

House prices rise by 0.8 per cent in 2015

House prices in Northern Ireland grew by almost 1 per cent over the past year, according to new Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures.

Published 24 March 2016

Judge attacks 'misinformation' over symphysiotomy scheme shredding

The head of the Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme has criticised "misinformation" surrounding plans to shred documents submitted by symphysiotomy survivors.

Published 24 March 2016

Environmental groups raise legal costs concerns

Northern Ireland's Justice Minister David Ford has met with environmental groups to discuss their concerns over legal costs.

Published 24 March 2016

Worthingtons staff to abseil down Europa in charity fundraiser

Staff at Worthingtons Solicitors in Belfast will abseil down the Europa Hotel in support of a local sarcoma cancer charity.

Published 24 March 2016

Court of Appeal finds wind farm developments unauthorised

The Court of Appeal has ordered a wind farm in Co Cork to be dismantled, pending the outcome of the developer’s application for substituted consent.

Published 23 March 2016

Paternity leave bill on track for September implementation

The heads of the Family Leave Bill will be prepared ahead of the formation of the next Government in order to allow for its implementation by September, The Irish Times reports.

Published 23 March 2016

Nasc criticises EU-Turkey migrant relocation deal

Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, has said it is "profoundly concerned" by the EU-Turkey deal agreed last week.

Published 23 March 2016

PG McMahon Solicitors wins litigation lawyer award

Limerick-based law firm PG McMahon Solicitors has won the Litigation Lawyer of the Year Award for Ireland at the Acquisition International Dispute Resolution Awards.

Published 23 March 2016

Madden & Finucane to raise charity cash at Belfast Marathon

Staff at Madden & Finucane Solicitors will run the Belfast Marathon in May to raise cash for a local homelessness charity.

Published 23 March 2016

MKB Law raises over £2,400 for special school

A director at Belfast firm MKB Law has raised more than £2,400 for a local special school after participating in a fundraising swimathon.

Published 23 March 2016

Solicitors able to recover fees despite prior security claims

The Supreme Court has made orders under s.3 of the Legal Practitioners (Ireland) Act 1876, enabling a firm of solicitors to claim their fees from the award granted to a client despite the argument that a prior security existed over the award.

Published 22 March 2016