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Kenyans seek damages from British government over claims of torture during Mau Mau uprising

A man accused of leading the Mau Mau uprising was shot dead by British soldiers while working as a school watchman, the High Court in London has heard.

Published 12 July 2016

Cleaver Fulton Rankin ‘Euros’ 5-A-Side Football Tournament raises money for Macmillan Cancer Support

Belfast solicitors Cleaver Fulton Rankin have participated in a 5-A-side football tournament to raise money for cancer charity, Macmillan.

Published 12 July 2016

Winner of MHC Inaugural Student Writing Contest Announced

Competition winner Stephen Lynam from Maynooth University and Philip Nolan, head of technology

Published 12 July 2016

ROI: Court of Appeal dismisses action by Jules Thomas to prevent pre-trial hearing in damages case

Ms Jules Thomas, partner of Mr Ian Bailey, is in the process of suing the Garda Commissioner and the State over alleged ‘incalculable’ damage and psychiatric illness suffered arising from the Gardaí investigation into the murder of French National, Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Schull, Co. Cork on 23rd December 1996.

Published 11 July 2016

ROI: Court of Appeal dismisses action by Jules Thomas to prevent pre-trial hearing in damages case

Ms Jules Thomas, partner of Mr Ian Bailey, is in the process of suing the Garda Commissioner and the State over alleged ‘incalculable’ damage and psychiatric illness suffered arising from the Gardaí investigation into the murder of French National, Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Schull, Co. Cork on 23rd December 1996.

Published 11 July 2016

Solicitor's accounts frozen after client account deficit discovered

A Mallow solicitor with a serious gambling problem has had his firm's accounts frozen after it was found that there was between €300,000 and €400,000 missing from the client account.

Published 11 July 2016

ILN welcomes writer to editorial team

Irish Legal News welcomes Róise Connolly to the team today.

Published 11 July 2016

Judgment will make retired Judge 'very happy'

A retired Irish judge who has seen his pension cut by 38 per cent is poised to win his legal action to be allowed to return to practice at the Bar.

Published 11 July 2016

Crack down on drink driving to be intensified

The garda and Road Safety Authority are introducing an education initiative following a 15 per cent rise in road deaths in the last 12 months.

Published 11 July 2016

Bar Council: Time to begin reversing the cuts

David Barniville SC, chairman of the Bar Council, has warned that  cuts to judicial salaries and pensions are deterring senior barristers from applying to become judges and he has highlighted the continuing scandal of low rates of pay faced by young barristers which has led to an exodus of nearly 450 from the Law Library over the last three years. Mr Barniville is further concerned that reduced fees for criminal law could ultimately lead to a decline in the quality  of prosecution and defence work.

Published 11 July 2016

Irish government would oppose repeal of Human Rights Act in North

The Irish Government will oppose any talks to repeal the Human Rights Act, with theBelfast Agreement explicitly committing Westminster to incorporating the European Convention on Human Rights into Northern Ireland law.

Published 11 July 2016

Law Centre NI: resolving benefit problems for young mother

Law Centre (NI) resolved a benefits issue for a Portuguese worker who suffered financial hardship through the late stages of pregnancy and the arrival of her child.

Published 11 July 2016

Young Brexile lawyers look to the State

Barbri International, the legal education company that prepares lawyers for the US bar exams has reported a surge in demand as young UK solicitors seek out a global future after the Brexit vote.

Published 11 July 2016

UK Supreme Court proposes joint selection exercises to replace retiring justices

The UK Supreme Court has released a statement on the appointments process ahead of the retirement of Lord Toulson in September.

Published 11 July 2016