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England: Trainee solicitor to be prosecuted for fraud despite exposing malpractice at firm

A decision to prosecute a trainee solicitor for fraud even though she blew the whistle on her colleagues has been defended by officials.

Published 7 February 2019

European Court battle against UK's mass surveillance powers to be heard by Grand Chamber

The case against the UK government’s bulk surveillance powers will be heard by the highest chamber of Europe’s human rights court.

Published 7 February 2019

Shadow justice secretary wins £30,000 libel payout after tabloid 'Nazi' smear

Shadow Justice Secretary Richard Burgon has won £30,000 in damages from a tabloid newspaper that claimed he had performed with a band which "delights in Nazi symbols".

Published 7 February 2019

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Published 7 February 2019

And finally... taste of freedom

A man has admitted that he tried to rob a bank because he wanted to be sent to a prison rumoured to have the best food.

Published 7 February 2019

Supreme Court: Royal College of Surgeons successfully overturns judicial review of CPD accreditation decision

The Royal College of Surgeons has successfully appealed the Court of Appeal’s decision to quash its refusal to grant CPD accreditation for a live plastic surgery event.

Published 6 February 2019

Judge Gerard Haughton to examine issues relating to 2011 cyclist death

Judge Gerard Haughton has been appointed to conduct a scoping exercise into the circumstances leading to a cyclist's death over seven years ago.

Published 6 February 2019

Research into impact of minor convictions 'highlights need for expanded rehabilitation law'

New research into the experiences of people in Ireland with minor convictions highlights the need for an expanded rehabilitation law, penal reform campaigners have said.

Published 6 February 2019

Employment lawyers to offer pro bono assistance to horse-racing industry workers

A specialist employment law firm has offered pro bono legal assistance to workers in the horse-racing industry who it says have suffered from a new change in the law.

Published 6 February 2019

Man who sexually abused schoolgirl fails in attempt to introduce sexual history evidence

A man who sought to undermine the credibility of a schoolgirl he sexually abused by introducing text messages she exchanged with a 13-year-old boy as evidence has lost an appeal against his conviction.

Published 6 February 2019

Human rights commission sets out strategy for next three years

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has set out its strategic priorities and focus for 2019-21.

Published 6 February 2019

ByrneWallace named top public sector law firm for second year

ByrneWallace has been named Ireland's best public sector law firm for the second year in a row at The Excellence in Business Awards, presented annually by Public Sector Magazine.

Published 6 February 2019

Callan Tansey congratulates winners of annual essay competition

Callan Tansey has congratulated the local school students who triumphed this year in the Sligo firm's annual essay competition, run in association with The Sligo Champion.

Published 6 February 2019

England: Housing association's policy of only admitting Orthodox Jewish tenants vindicated

A housing association which provides accommodation exclusively for Orthodox families has defeated an application for judicial review by a mother and her young son over its allocation policy.

Published 6 February 2019

England: Activists to be spared jail for stopping deportation flight

A group of activists who were prosecuted under terrorism legislation after taking action to halt a deportation flight will be spared jail.

Published 6 February 2019