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US: Data-driven legal financing start-up wins funding amid ethical concerns

A legal financing start-up that uses an algorithm designed to calculate a would-be litigant's likelihood of winning a case has won a $100,000 grant from the Thiel Foundation.

Published 25 August 2016

Wicklow man to be extradited to the US for facilitating the distribution of narcotics on an anonymous online black market

The High Court has ordered the extradition of a 27-year-old man from Wicklow to the United States, where he is wanted for various offences in connection to his alleged employment as an administrator for an anonymous online marketplace renowned for providing narcotics and weaponry, which was consequently the subject of an FBI investigation.

Published 24 August 2016

Global law firms receive £3m in public funding to support expansion

Global law firms expanding their Northern Ireland operations have been granted almost £3 million through Invest NI over the past five years, The Irish News reports.

Published 24 August 2016

Government yet to announce terms of reference for Olympics inquiry

Talks over the retired judge who will chair the non-statutory inquiry into the ongoing Olympics ticket controversy are set to continue.

Published 24 August 2016

Irish drivers prefer court-ordered driving lessons to penalty points

Irish drivers have endorsed the idea of courts ordering traffic offenders back to driving school instead of handing out penalty points.

Published 24 August 2016

National Crime Agency records 44 disruptions of organised crime

The National Crime Agency (NCA) recorded 44 disruptions of organised crime and made 36 arrests in its first year of full operation in Northern Ireland, new figures show.

Published 24 August 2016

UK: Women paid 18 per cent less per hour than men

On average, women in paid work in the UK receive about 18 per cent less per hour than men, according to a new report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

Published 24 August 2016

Beauchamps solicitor in hat trick at the 'Olympics of Connemara ponies'

Grace Murphy, an associate in the litigation and dispute resolution department at Beauchamps Solicitors, specialises in medical negligence - but last week, she showed her expertise in another field.

Published 24 August 2016

Property developer successfully challenges planning decision regarding €75m South Dublin housing scheme

In an extensive and detailed judgment in the High Court, a Council’s decision to reject the planning application for a major housing scheme in South Dublin has been quashed.

Published 23 August 2016

Senior judges join campaign to scrap park on site of planned courts complex

Senior members of the judiciary, including the Chief Justice of Ireland, Mrs Justice Susan Denham, have appealed to Dublin City Council to scrap plans for a park on land earmarked for the new family courts complex.

Published 23 August 2016

Plans for British Bill of Rights to go ahead

Plans to scrap the Human Rights Act and replace it with a "British Bill of Rights" are to go ahead according to Justice Secretary Liz Truss.

Published 23 August 2016

JMK Solicitors to expand as part of £1m development plan

Belfast- and Newry-based firm JMK Solicitors is set to recruit 10 new staff members this year as part of an ambitious new £1 million three-year business development plan.

Published 23 August 2016

Department of Justice officials back update to Article 41.2

Department of Justice officials have backed amending the Constitution to remove update provisions relating to "women in the home", The Irish Times reports.

Published 23 August 2016

Arthur Cox advise Executive on £8.7m agri-food deal

Arthur Cox advised Northern Ireland's Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in one of the largest investments in the agri-food industry infrastructure in recent years.

Published 23 August 2016

Dr Rachel Killean joins QUB staff as law lecturer

Dr Rachel Killean has joined the Queen's University Belfast faculty as a lecturer in the School of Law.

Published 23 August 2016