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Contempt of court proceedings against Facebook and Twitter struck out at Central Criminal Court

Contempt of court proceedings against Facebook and Twitter, where the identities of the two boys who murdered schoolgirl Ana Kriegel were shared, have been stuck out, despite the continuation of "alarming posts" online.

Published 25 November 2019

Lawyer faces jail after stealing almost £1m from clients

A lawyer is facing jail after admitting to stealing almost £1 million from the accounts of clients, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

Published 25 November 2019

Professor Anne-Marie McAlinden wins outstanding legal scholarship prize

Anne-Marie McAlinden, professor of law and criminal justice at Queen's University Belfast, has been awarded the Kevin Boyle Book Prize for outstanding legal scholarship.

Published 25 November 2019

Time to tackle real barriers to open disclosure

The barriers to open disclosure must be addressed if an open culture in healthcare is to be achieved, according to a medical protection organisation.

Published 25 November 2019

Rules regulating social media giants aim to be 'robust'

New rules governing social media companies based in Ireland aim to be "robust" and equip a media commission with “significant enforcement powers”, the Department of Communications has said.

Published 25 November 2019

In pictures... Immigration Conference 2019

Keynote speakers at the Law Society of Nothern Ireland's Immigration Conference 2019.

Published 25 November 2019

And finally... Russian rule-ette

Russia has passed legislation banning the sale of smartphones, computers and smart TVs that are not pre-installed with Russian software.

Published 25 November 2019

High Court: Periodic payment order legislation 'a dead letter' in its current form

The new statutory scheme providing for periodic payment orders (PPO) for plaintiffs with catastrophic injuries has been described as “a dead letter” in the High Court.

Published 22 November 2019

Former chief justice to join panel of leading lawyers to discuss future of the border

Mr Justice John L. Murray, who served as Chief Justice of Ireland from 2004 to 2011, is set to join a distinguished panel to discuss the future constitutional arrangements for Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Published 22 November 2019

Conal McGarrity to bring landmark case on child maintenance orders to European courts

Northern Ireland lawyer Conal McGarrity is bringing a landmark case concerning child maintenance orders to the European Court of Justice on behalf of a Polish man living in Northern Ireland.

Published 22 November 2019

Seminar to hear calls for alternative approach to young offenders

Alternative sentencing and policy approaches are needed to reduce the offending rate among young adults, the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) has said.

Published 22 November 2019

Court to rule on challenge to election candidate address disclosure

The High Court in Belfast will hand down its ruling on Monday on a legal challenge to the requirement for local and European election candidates to disclose their home address.

Published 22 November 2019

Michael Beloff QC delivers keynote at eighth annual sports law conference

One of the world's leading sports law specialists, Michael Beloff QC, addressed Northern Ireland lawyers at the eighth annual sports law conference at Law Society House.

Published 22 November 2019

Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental to be recognised by The Bar of Ireland

Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental will be recognised by The Bar of Ireland at an awards ceremony later this month.

Published 22 November 2019

Lawyers Against Homelessness announce third fundraising CPD event of the year

The third Lawyers Against Homelessness (LAH) fundraising CPD event of the year is set to take place next month.

Published 22 November 2019