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TD proposes fixed-term parliaments

Independent TD Shane Ross has presented a private member's bill that would introduce fixed-term parliaments in Ireland.

Published 15 October 2015

Belfast solicitor wins apology for Hollywood stars

Belfast solicitor Paul Tweed represented Hollywood stars Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in a successful challenge to The Mirror, according to the Irish Times.

Published 15 October 2015

Historic ruling grants recognition to "gender neutral" French citizen

The High Court in Tours, France has ruled that a 64-year-old intersex person's birth certificate should be amended to record their gender as "neutral".

Published 15 October 2015

England: Legal profession 'socially-exclusive' according to student survey

A majority of law students think the legal profession is socially exclusive according to a survey undertaken for The Times.

Published 15 October 2015

Courts and Legal Aid Board to receive funding boost

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald yesterday announced details of planned spending in the justice and equality sector next year, including the provision of an extra €89 million in current expenditure.

Published 14 October 2015

11k distracted drivers avoid conviction after court summons

Over 11,000 drivers have avoided conviction after being summoned to court for using their mobile phone while driving, according to the Courts Service of Ireland.

Published 14 October 2015

Women whose husbands hid true wealth win Supreme Court appeals for more money

Two women who claimed their estranged husbands hid the true extent of their finances and that they were entitled to more money in their divorce settlements have won their appeals at the UK Supreme Court.

Published 14 October 2015

NI house prices up 3 per cent over the year

The average house price in Northern Ireland was £151,000 in August 2015, according to new figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

Published 14 October 2015

Organ donation bill presented to Stormont

A private member's bill that would introduce a "soft opt-out" system for organ donation in Northern Ireland has passed its first hurdle in Stormont.

Published 14 October 2015

Wilson doctrine is not enforceable in English law, IPT rules

The Wilson doctrine protecting MPs from surveillance is a "political statement" with no legal effect, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) has ruled.

Published 14 October 2015

Lord Justice Leveson shoots down judicial gender quotas

Using quotas to boost the number of women and ethnic minority members of the judiciary would be the "antithesis of appointment on merit", a senior UK judge has said.

Published 14 October 2015

NCA warns against serious malware targeting UK bank accounts

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has warned UK internet users to protect themselves against a significant strain of malicious software which has enabled criminals to steal millions of pounds from UK bank accounts.

Published 14 October 2015

Cocaine user invited to avoid conviction with donation

A man who was caught with almost €3,000 worth of cocaine a decade ago has been told he can avoid a conviction by making a charitable donation.

Published 14 October 2015

Reality TV producer wins damages from ITV2 over Peter Andre contract dispute

A television producer has been awarded “substantial damages” after a cable TV channel was held to be in “breach of contract” following a dispute involving singer and reality show star Peter Andre.

Published 13 October 2015

Lawyer calls for urgent bail law reform

Delays in bringing cases to court are leading judges to grant bail more frequently, a senior lawyer has said.

Published 13 October 2015