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EU referendum: High Court refuses to judicially review '15-year rule'

Two ex-pat Britons have failed in their High Court bid for the right to vote in the UK's EU membership referendum in June.

Published 28 April 2016

England: Former Supreme Court justice calls Lord Thomas’ arbitration proposals ‘wholly retrograde’

A former senior judge has criticised the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd’s proposals to allow more arbitration awards to come before the courts.

Published 28 April 2016

Law Society urges lawyers to 'get on their bikes' for charity

John Guerin, the President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, has challenged lawyers to help raise money for charity CLIC Sargent.

Published 28 April 2016

Serial litigant’s case over terminated contract remitted to High Court

The Supreme Court has remitted the balance of a case concerning the termination of a contract to the High Court, following a finding that the Court had correctly determined that the case was not one related to defamation, and therefore did not require a jury trial.

Published 27 April 2016

Impact of suspended sentences ruling unclear after adjournment

The impact of the ruling on the constitutionality of a law governing the activation of suspended sentences remains unclear after final orders in six test cases were adjourned.

Published 27 April 2016

Dublin house prices increase slightly after four months of decline

House prices in Dublin have showed signs of growth for the first time in five months, new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) indicate.

Published 27 April 2016

Bid to overturn sex purchase laws to proceed to judicial leave hearing

A legal bid to overturn the criminalisation of buying sex in Northern Ireland could proceed to a judicial leave hearing before the end of June.

Published 27 April 2016

O'Higgins Commission report finds Shatter took whistleblower allegations seriously

Allegations by Garda whistleblowers were taken seriously by former Justice Minister Alan Shatter, the O'Higgins Commission of Inquiry has concluded.

Published 27 April 2016

Frances Thompson promoted to partner at TLT Solicitors

Belfast lawyer Frances Thompson is among four associates at TLT Solicitors who have been promoted to partner as part of a fresh round of internal promotions.

Published 27 April 2016

House of Lords to consider police jurisdiction over armed forces sex assault allegations

The UK's House of Lords will today debate whether the investigation of alleged sexual assault in the armed forces should be carried out by civilian police instead of senior military officers.

Published 27 April 2016

UK: Mentally ill asylum seeker convict fails in attempt to have period of detention declared unlawful

A mentally ill Nigerian asylum seeker who was detained pending deportation and who sought a declaration that a period of her detention was unlawful, in addition to damages, has had her appeal to the UK Supreme Court unanimously dismissed – as the court also declared R (Francis) was wrongly decided.

Published 27 April 2016

Grand Chamber unanimously holds that murderer's article 3 right was violated over release prospects

The European Court of Human Rights has held, unanimously, that there was a violation of article 3 (prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment) of the European Convention on Human Rights in the case of convicted murderer, James Clifton Murray who complained he was serving a life sentence without any realistic prospect of release (the principal facts and earlier procedure are available here).

Published 27 April 2016

A&L Goodbody trainees compete in Washington moot court contest

A pair of A&L Goodbody trainees won two of four preliminary rounds at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington D.C.

Published 27 April 2016

Sentence for possession of explosives deemed neither manifestly excessive nor wrong

Northern Ireland's Court of Appeal has upheld a sentence given by the Crown Court in respect of a man who had been found in possession of components of a pipe bomb in January 2014.

Published 26 April 2016