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Lawyer writes to prison authorities after campaign booklet confiscated

The Northern Ireland Prison Service has been challenged over its decision to refuse to let a man convicted of the murder of PSNI officer Stephen Carroll receive a booklet from the campaign to free him.

Published 15 August 2016

Law firm that alleged misconduct by British troops in Iraq to close

Birmingham firm Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) will close at the end of August after being told it will receive no more legal aid funding.

Published 15 August 2016

Record amount of cannabis seized in the postal service

Customs and excise officers seized a record amount of cannabis from the Irish postal service in the last five years, The Irish Times reports.

Published 15 August 2016

Supreme Court: Equality Tribunal has jurisdiction to investigate historical evidence in discrimination case brought by retired teacher

The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal by County Louth Vocational Education Committee regarding proceedings before the Equality Tribunal concerning an allegation of discrimination on grounds of gender and sexual orientation made by a retired teacher against his former employer, County Louth Vocational Education Committee (VEC).

Published 12 August 2016

Victim rights campaigner launches legal challenge to Brexit

A prominent victims rights campaigner has lodged the first legal challenge in Northern Ireland against the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

Published 12 August 2016

Rogers Solicitors to celebrate birthday with further expansion

Personal injury firm Rogers Solicitors recently celebrated its first birthday with a promise of further expansion later this year.

Published 12 August 2016

KRW Law responds to disturbances at Maghaberry Prison

A law firm instructed by a number of prisoners at HMP Maghaberry has called for an independent investigation into violent disturbances earlier this week.

Published 12 August 2016

UK: GMB defeats supermarket's attempt to prevent workers from having union representation

Trade union GMB is celebrating a landmark legal victory over German-owned, low-cost supermarket Lidl. The Central Arbitration Committee (CAC), the independent tribunal with statutory powers over trade union recognition, dismissed Lidl’s attempts to block warehouse operatives employed at the company’s Bridgend distribution centre from having a union represent their interests.

Published 12 August 2016

Deals roundup - 12 August 2016

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Published 12 August 2016

Parking ticket chatbot creator sets sights on homelessness

The creator of a chatbot that successfully challenged 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York has now written a program to provide the homeless with legal aid.

Published 12 August 2016

Berkeley collapse survivor's testimony aids bid to tighten California building laws

A legislative committee in California has approved plans to strengthen disclosure requirements for building contractors following the Berkeley balcony collapse.

Published 12 August 2016

High Court: Mareva injunction granted in case of fraudulent conduct by project manager

In the High Court, Mr Justice David Keane has allowed two property companies and their controlling director, to succeed in an interlocutory application for a Mareva injunction – thereby restraining a former employee from "removing from Ireland, disposing of, dealing with or diminishing the value of her assets" in a case of wrongly appropriated funds through fraudulent conduct.

Published 11 August 2016

Legal aid dispute led to dramatic fall in prosecutions at Crown Court in 2015

The number of prosecutions disposed at Crown Court in Northern Ireland in 2015 fell by a massive 36.4 per cent because of the Department of Justice's legal aid dispute with barristers, new figures show.

Published 11 August 2016

Twenty-three barristers lined up for the inner bar

Twenty-three barristers - 20 men and three women - have been approved for admission to the inner bar, The Irish Times reports.

Published 11 August 2016

High Court judge criticises 'enormous' legal fees in judgment

A High Court judge has criticised "enormous" legal fees and called for a "general reassessment of the appropriateness of the scale of legal fees that seem so regularly to be charged for legal representation".

Published 11 August 2016