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Academic urges rethink of legal aid and children's proceedings reform

The current approach to reforming access to justice in children's proceedings should be reconsidered, argues Conor McCormick in a new paper for the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly.

Published 17 August 2016

Belfast conference to consider litigation for social change

NGOs, community activists, litigators, academics and funders will come together at an international conference on strategic litigation in Belfast later this year.

Published 17 August 2016

Arthur Cox welcomes Summer intake of interns

Dublin firm Arthur Cox has welcomed a fresh intake of Summer interns who will be working with the firm over the next four weeks.

Published 17 August 2016

Equality Commission assists KFC workers in sex harassment claim

Two sisters from Belfast have settled sexual harassment claims against the owner of KFC restaurants for £14,000 and £16,000 respectively with the support of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.

Published 17 August 2016

High Court: Courts are not a playground for litigants to amuse themselves at will

Amongst a series of superfluous actions brought by two individuals against the State’s tenancies tribunal, the High Court held that the judicial review proceedings were duplicitous, and ordered that the Court should consider limiting the applicants from engaging in future frivolous applications.

Published 16 August 2016

Irish-led UN negotiations lead to draft refugee agreement

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has welcomed the conclusion of Irish-led UN negotiations on a new global approach to the issues facing refugees and migrants.

Published 16 August 2016

Tobacco industry threatens legal action over new legislative measures

Tobacco industry figures have threatened to use the Supreme Court to defeat Government plans to ban cigarette vending machines.

Published 16 August 2016

Secretary of State launches Brexit tour of Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire is today holding the first in a series of meetings in Northern Ireland focussed on the Brexit negotiations.

Published 16 August 2016

Worthingtons Solicitors appoints commercial solicitor

Belfast and Newtonwards firm Worthingtons Solicitors has announced the recent appointment of Rachel Toner as a commercial solicitor.

Published 16 August 2016

MKB Law appoints two new trainee solicitors

Belfast firm MKB Law has announced the appointment of two new trainee solicitors, Steven Gilliland and Emma Smyth.

Published 16 August 2016

Pinsent Masons cautions police to protect budgets from law firms over scheme to seize fraudsters' assets

Pinsent Masons has warned that police budgets risk being swallowed up by law firms unless work given to them to seize fraudsters' assets is done either on a “no win no fee” basis or according to competitive tendering.

Published 16 August 2016

Law student playing netball for Ireland appeals for funding

A law student who has been selected to play netball for Ireland in the Nations Cup next month is appealing for sponsorship to cover her travel and training costs.

Published 16 August 2016

Court of Appeal: Master of a sea fishing vessel fails in bid to overturn €105,000 fine for breaching EU regulations

In Letterkenny Criminal Court, the Master of a sea fishing vessel was found guilty on three counts of breaching EU regulations, and was fined €105,000. In dismissing the appeal, the Court of Appeal rejected the Master’s challenge to the three counts found against him, stating that the trial judge had been fair and reasonable.

Published 15 August 2016

€1.3m paid into court poor box last year

Almost €1.3 million was paid into the poor box in Irish courts last year, a year-on-year decline of roughly 40 per cent.

Published 15 August 2016

Top marriage official raises concerns over sham marriages

Ireland's Registrar General Kieran Feely, who manages the State's marriage registration system, has raised concerns about the number of so-called sham marriages.

Published 15 August 2016