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Madden & Finucane tops legal aid payments table

Madden & Finucane Solicitors has overtaken KRW Law to top the table of legal aid payments to solicitor firms in Northern Ireland in 2014-15.

Published 22 March 2016

An Garda Síochána liaising with Brussels in wake of terror attacks

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said An Garda Síochána is liaising with authorities in Brussels to counteract the threat of terrorism in the wake of multiple deadly attacks this morning.

Published 22 March 2016

Ford launches mental health guide for justice professionals

Northern Ireland's Justice Minister David Ford has launched a new guide to help people with mental or emotional ill-health to access fair justice.

Published 22 March 2016

UK legal sector grew by 8 per cent last year

New analysis shows that an 8,000 jobs boost follows each one per cent growth in legal services; that £379 million is added to the economy for every one per cent growth in the UK legal services sector and that the sector grew by eight per cent from 2014 to 2015.

Published 22 March 2016

Two LK Shields solicitors to volunteer in Haiti

Two associate solicitors at LK Shields will travel to Haiti next month to participate in the Haiti Build Week.

Published 22 March 2016

Cleaver Fulton Rankin forms partnership with cancer charity

Belfast law firm Cleaver Fulton Rankin (CFR) has announced a new partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support.

Published 22 March 2016

A&L Goodbody wins two European awards

A&L Goodbody has won two European accolades at the Managing Partners' Forum (MPF) Awards 2016.

Published 21 March 2016

Record number of prison committals in 2015

A record number of people were sent to prison in 2015, according to new figures from the Irish Prison Service.

Published 21 March 2016

Homelessness charity calls for constitutional 'right to a home'

Homelessness charity Focus Ireland has called for a referendum on incorporating a "right to a home" into the Constitution.

Published 21 March 2016

€1.5m damages payout for underpaid migrant workers

Portuguese workers who were illegally underpaid for their work on an Irish road project have been awarded €1.5 million in damages.

Published 21 March 2016

Mediation proposed to facilitate Government formation

The Mediators' Institute of Ireland (MII) has proposed the use of independent facilitation services to support the process of forming a Government.

Published 21 March 2016

NI Secretary of State ordered to submit affidavit in Hooded Men case

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers, has been ordered to submit an affidavit to the High Court in Belfast in the ongoing case brought by "the Hooded Men".

Published 21 March 2016

Widespread geo-blocking could breach EU antitrust rules

A European inquiry into the e-commerce sector has found that widespread geo-blocking could be in breach of EU antitrust rules in some cases.

Published 21 March 2016

Ms Y launches civil action against the State

A refugee at the centre of a high-profile abortion controversy has launched a civil action for damages against the State.

Published 21 March 2016

Award of damages for potato lifting injury overturned

The Court of Appeal has overturned an award of damages in the sum of €67,450 made by the High Court in 2014 in favour of a supermarket employee who injured herself lifting a 10kg bag of potatoes in 2011.

Published 18 March 2016