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British Bill of Rights could be scrapped under May premiership

Plans to replace the UK's Human Rights Act with a “British Bill of Rights” could be scrapped or changed following the Brexit vote.

Published 11 August 2016

DWF appoints Ross Little as executive partner in Dublin

Commercial and insurance law firm DWF has announced the appointment of corporate partner Ross Little (pictured) as the new executive partner of its Dublin office.

Published 11 August 2016

Pinsent Masons reportedly searching for 10,000sq ft office space in Dublin

Global firm Pinsent Masons is searching for 10,000sq ft of office space in Dublin as part of its purported plans to open a base in the Irish capital, The Lawyer reports.

Published 11 August 2016

Police Ombudsman will probe 1992 McCormack shooting

The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland will look into the 1992 shooting of Peter McCormack in Co Down, The Irish News reports.

Published 11 August 2016

Tribunal’s procedural unfairness highlighted need for training of judiciary in the needs of the disabled

The Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland has allowed an appeal from the decision of an Industrial Tribunal (IT) which dismissed the claim of a Slovakian national with Asperger’s Syndrome for unlawful racial discrimination, unlawful disability discrimination, victimisation, harassment on grounds of his disability and race, detriment, and unfair dismissal.

Published 10 August 2016

Bar Council defends Catholic judges after 'traitors' accusation

Gerry McAlinden QC, chair of the Bar Council of Northern Ireland, has mounted a fierce defence of the judiciary in the pages of the Belfast News Letter.

Published 10 August 2016

Asylum seekers should be given cooking facilities

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald has said asylum seekers in direct provision centres should be allowed to cook their own meals.

Published 10 August 2016

Orlando Bloom pictures spark privacy rights debate

Compromising pictures of actor Orlando Bloom which appeared in the press have sparked a debate about the balance between privacy rights and freedom of the press.

Published 10 August 2016

Lawyers to apply for Ibrahim Halawa release under Law 140

Lawyers for Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa say an application for his release from jail in Cairo under the Egyptian Presidential Decree Law 140 will be lodged this week.

Published 10 August 2016

Police pass files on alleged sex buyers to prosecutors

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has passed files on 10 men accused of sex purchase offences to the Public Prosecution Service (PPS).

Published 10 August 2016

MLA calls for more police resources to tackle online crime

A member of the Northern Ireland Assembly's justice committee has called for more police resources to be dedicated to Internet crime after thousands were reported in the past year.

Published 10 August 2016

Government under pressure to commence Vehicle Clamping Act

The Vehicle Clamping Act 2015 will be commenced in early Autumn, according to Transport Minister Shane Ross.

Published 10 August 2016

UKSC refers question on marriage status of transgender persons to Luxembourg

The UK Supreme Court has referred the question of whether a Directive on equal gender treatment as regards social security precludes the imposition in national law of a requirement that, in addition to satisfying the physical, social and psychological criteria for recognising a change of gender, a person who has changed gender must also be unmarried in order to qualify for a state retirement pension to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Published 10 August 2016

Pakistan: Lawyers mourn colleagues killed in bomb blast

Lawyers across Pakistan went on strike yesterday in protest at at a bomb blast reported to have been aimed at the profession.

Published 10 August 2016

High Court: Limited company out of time to review a decision of An Bord Pleanála

A limited company, the Irish Skydiving Club Ltd (hereafter ISC) sought judicial review of the decision of An Bord Pleanála that the use by the ISC of Kilkenny Airfield for sponsored parachute jumping was a development and not an exempted development.

Published 9 August 2016