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Uniformed police officers to march in Pride Parade

Uniformed police officers are set to take part in the Belfast Pride Parade for the first time, sparking political controversy.

Published 4 August 2017

Academic warns Ireland ill-prepared for designer babies

Ireland is not ready for the ethical and legal issues thrown up by scientists’ ability to edit human genes, one expert has said.

Published 4 August 2017

Hayes Solicitors appoints two to employment team

Dublin-based Hayes Solicitors has welcomed solicitors Gill Woods and Mary Gavin to its employment law team.

Published 3 August 2017

High Court: Woman awarded €0.25m for injuries sustained during dog attack

A woman who was attacked by two dogs during an evening walk in 2012 has been awarded €234,557 in the High Court.

Published 3 August 2017

Matheson puts technology and innovation group under new leadership

Anne-Marie Bohan has taken over as head of the technology and innovation group at Matheson, which has also welcomed Deirdre Kilroy and Chris Bollard as new partners.

Published 3 August 2017

Community service pilot slashes re-offending by 40 per cent

A community sentence developed by the Probation Board of Northern Ireland has slashed re-offending rates by 40 per cent.

Published 3 August 2017

Number of debt solutions sought continues to increase

The number of people seeking debt solutions in Ireland continued to rise in the second quarter of the year, the Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) said.

Published 3 August 2017

Loyalist paramilitary flags erected outside courthouse

An MLA has raised concerns about two loyalist paramilitary flags which have been erected outside Newtownards Courthouse.

Published 3 August 2017

Co Cork councillors invited to propose uses for Youghal courthouse

County Cork councillors have been invited to propose uses for the disused courthouse building in Youghal, the Irish Examiner reports.

Published 3 August 2017

UK Supreme Court: Grey market goods caught by Trade Marks Act

Appellant bulk importers have had their interlocutory appeal in a criminal case unanimously dismissed by justices in the UK Supreme Court who have ruled grey market goods are caught by the criminal offence in s.92(1) Trade Marks Act 1994.

Published 3 August 2017

Legal advice chatbot to go head-to-head with living lawyers

An automated legal advice chatbot is set to go head-to-head with living lawyers this autumn.

Published 3 August 2017

Legal and accountancy businesses generated £15.5bn in taxes last year

Legal and accountancy businesses and their employees generated £15.5 billion in taxes in 2016, according to a new report.

Published 3 August 2017

Court of Appeal: Private medical clinic wins appeal against RCSI over training accreditation

A private medical clinic which was denied accreditation of a one-day course on cosmetic surgery has successfully appealed against the decision of the High Court to refuse its application for judicial review.

Published 2 August 2017

Judge's criticism of media focus on sentencing welcomed by penal reform group

An outgoing Circuit Court judge has criticised sections of the media for placing a greater emphasis on harsh prison sentences than rehabilitating and reintegrating prisoners.

Published 2 August 2017

Department of Justice to prioritise examination of contempt laws this autumn

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has instructed his Department to prioritise the examination of contempt laws this autumn.

Published 2 August 2017