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Attorney General’s application to appeal decision of Charity Tribunal granted

The High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland Chancery Division has granted the Attorney General leave to appeal a decision of the Charity Tribunal on a number of points of law.

Published 31 May 2016

Report calls for Children's Minister to take responsibility for young offenders

A religious charity focussed on criminal justice issues has called on the Government to assign responsibility for 18-24-year-olds in the criminal justice system to Children's Minister Dr Katherine Zappone.

Published 31 May 2016

McCallister named possible adviser to Justice Minister

Former MLA John McCallister is being considered for an appointment as special adviser to Justice Minister Claire Sugden, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

Published 31 May 2016

Policing Authority assumes responsibilities over civilian Garda staff appointments

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has signed a commencement order giving the Policing Authority new responsibilities over the appointment of civilian Garda staff from today.

Published 31 May 2016

Law Society team triumphs in Irish National Negotiation Competition

Two trainee solicitors are celebrating their win at the Irish National Negotiation Competition 2016 on Sunday.

Published 31 May 2016

England: Law firms’ bank debts jump as profession aims for growth

Law firms’ bank debts have jumped 36 per cent in the past year, from an average of £28,000 to £38,000 per equity partner as the profession targets growth according to Hazlewoods, chartered accountants and business advisers who specialise in the legal profession.

Published 31 May 2016

Russian journalists convicted of ‘insult’ had article 10 rights violated

A Russian journalist and an editor convicted of “insult” for publishing a news story complaining about an allegedly corrupt mayor had their article 10 right to freedom of expression violated, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.

Published 31 May 2016

Irish language organisation moves ahead with judicial review against Executive

Northern Ireland's High Court has agreed to allow Irish language organisation Conradh na Gaeilge to bring a judicial review against the Northern Ireland Executive over its failure to adopt or implement an Irish language plan.

Published 31 May 2016

Worthingtons Solicitors to sponsor local cricket club

Belfast- and Newtownwards-based firm Worthingtons Solicitors has announced it will sponsor Holywood Cricket Club this year.

Published 31 May 2016

Court of Appeal rejects company’s challenge of contract between Education Minister and Bus Éireann

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by a company who sought to challenge a contract for the supply of school transport as breaching EU Law, finding that the contract did not fall within the meaning of the appropriate Directive.

Published 30 May 2016

Law Society recognised by Apple for use of technology

The Law Society of Ireland has received recognition from Apple for its progressive use of the company's technology to help train solicitors.

Published 30 May 2016

Colm O'Briain SC

Irish barrister Colm O'Briain SC has passed away at the age of 48, The Bar of Ireland has confirmed.

Published 30 May 2016

Sugden plans meetings with criminal justice sector as she settles into Justice Minister role

Justice Minister Claire Sugden has held a meeting with PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton as she begins to settle in to her new role in the Northern Ireland Executive.

Published 30 May 2016

High Court refuses bid for release after suspended sentences ruling

The High Court has refused a prisoner's bid for release in the wake of the suspended sentences ruling, The Irish Times reports.

Published 30 May 2016