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Former solicitor refused extra time to appeal conviction for fraudulently converting cheques

A former solicitor who pleaded guilty to fraudulently converting cheques in the late 1990s has been refused an extension of time in which to appeal his conviction.

Published 14 October 2019

Maghaberry becomes first UK prison to allow visits from autistic children

Maghaberry Prison has become the first in the country to allow visits by autistic children, under a pioneering new initiative.

Published 14 October 2019

Prisoners at Magilligan compete in construction competition

Prisoners at Magilligan with ambitions to one-day work in the construction industry have taken part in the first ever Skillbuild NI competition in a UK prison.

Published 14 October 2019

Lord Keen of Elie QC to face disciplinary tribunal over misconduct allegations

Lord Keen of Elie QC, the Advocate General for Scotland, has been accused of professional misconduct and will be the subject of disciplinary proceedings later this month.

Published 14 October 2019

Human rights tool aims to hold government to account

A tool that aims to make the UK’s human rights records transparent and the government accountable has been launched.

Published 14 October 2019

US: Fur coats banned in sunshine state

California has introduced a ban on the sale and manufacture of new fur products, becoming the first state in the US to do so.

Published 14 October 2019

And finally... up in smoke

A man lost most of his life savings after his best friend turned an oil-fired boiler in his workshop on – unaware that €540,000 was stashed inside.

Published 14 October 2019

High Court: Minister for Health loses application to split trial over proposed new pharmacy rules

The Minister for Health has lost his application to have proceedings challenging proposed new pharmacy rules split into two separate hearings.

Published 11 October 2019

Bill to reduce minimum living apart period before divorce published

Legislation to reduce the requirement for spouses to live apart for a minimum of four years out of the preceding five before they can be granted a divorce has been published.

Published 11 October 2019

Lay litigant attempts citizen's arrest of High Court judge, solicitor and barrister

A lay litigant yesterday attempted to arrest a High Court judge, a solicitor and a barrister at the Four Courts.

Published 11 October 2019

Law Society investigating allegations about 'highly offensive' private messaging group

The Law Society of Ireland has said it is investigating allegations about a private text messaging group in which law students are said to have posted "highly offensive" messages about their female colleagues.

Published 11 October 2019

JMK Solicitors welcomes five to 2019 graduate programme

Personal injury and road traffic accident specialist law firm JMK Solicitors has welcomed five law graduates to its Belfast and Newry offices under its 2019 graduate programme.

Published 11 October 2019

Mr Justice John Edwards joins launch of new LIT Law Society

Mr Justice John Edwards joined law students and faculty at Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) for the official launch of the LIT Law Society, which has already signed up more than 75 members.

Published 11 October 2019

Mr Justice McMahon to speak on direct provision at human rights conference

Retired judge Mr Justice Bryan McMahon will examine the impact of direct provision on asylum seekers at the Law Society of Ireland's annual human rights conference tomorrow.

Published 11 October 2019

Maynooth University marks 10th anniversary of law school

Maynooth University Department of Law is hosting a series of events to mark the department's 10th anniversary.

Published 11 October 2019