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Published 15 October 2020

#InPictures: NI lawyers in 'probably last UK case' before EU court

Northern Ireland lawyers are at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in Luxembourg for what could be the last UK case heard in the EU courts.

Published 15 October 2020

Watchdogs press UK government over commitment to Good Friday Agreement

Human rights and equality watchdogs north and south of the border have called on the UK government to ensure the controversial Internal Market Bill does not breach the Good Friday Agreement.

Published 15 October 2020

Prison visits to be 'temporarily suspended' from Friday

Prison visits are set to be "temporarily suspended" in Northern Ireland from Friday evening following a tightening of Covid-19 restrictions.

Published 15 October 2020

Scotland: Lawyers oppose entrenchment of virtual courts

Scottish lawyers have voiced their opposition to any entrenchment of remote justice following comments from the Lord President that Scotland's legal system will not return to the status quo.

Published 15 October 2020

Félim Ó Maolmhána: The politics of the Supreme Court of the United States

Félim Ó Maolmhána explores the drama surrounding Trump's proposed appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Published 15 October 2020

Greece: Leaders of far-right criminal organisation Golden Dawn jailed

Leaders of Golden Dawn, the formerly insurgent far-right party of Greek politics, have been jailed after a court ruled the party is a criminal organisation linked to violent attacks including a 2013 murder.

Published 15 October 2020

And finally... ass kicked

Scottish comic book writer Mark Millar, whose Kick-Ass series spawned two Hollywood movies, has finally fought off years-long litigation based on outlandish allegations of plagiarism.

Published 15 October 2020

High Court: Surrender of Ian Bailey to France over 1996 murder refused

The High Court has refused the surrender of Ian Bailey pursuant to a French EAW.

Published 14 October 2020

Chief Justice 'seriously concerned' after Mr Justice Woulfe's third meeting postponement

Chief Justice Frank Clarke has voiced "very serious concern" about the damage being caused by the ongoing golfgate saga after embattled Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe postponed their planned meeting for a third time.

Published 14 October 2020

'Record' €3 billion allocated to justice sector in Budget 2021

The justice sector has been allocated a record €3 billion in the 2021 Budget revealed by ministers yesterday afternoon.

Published 14 October 2020

Supreme Court rebukes judge for 'personally insulting' counsel

The Supreme Court has rebuked a High Court judge for making "quite remarkable and personally insulting comments" aimed at counsel in an international protection case.

Published 14 October 2020

MKB Law appoints employment solicitor Amy Collins

Belfast-based MKB Law has announced the appointment of Amy Collins as an employment and corporate immigration solicitor.

Published 14 October 2020

Harry Nelson

Harry Nelson, the former Crown Solicitor for Northern Ireland, has passed away.

Published 14 October 2020

Process of revoking Irish citizenship ruled unlawful

The Supreme Court has ruled that the existing procedure to revoke Irish citizenship from people who acquire Irish nationality is unconstitutional.

Published 14 October 2020