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UK: GQ magazine publisher in contempt of court over ‘seriously prejudicial’ article on phone-hacking trial

The publisher of GQ magazine has been found in contempt of court over a “seriously prejudicial” article on the phone-hacking trial.

Published 19 November 2015

Authorisation of ‘drink driving’ checkpoints at multiple locations held legal

The High Court has ruled that the establishment of fourteen drink driving checkpoints was valid, following a challenge from an individual charged with drink driving.

Published 18 November 2015

Row flares over amendments to Legal Services Regulation Bill

The latest amendments to the troubled Legal Services Regulation Bill have opened a political row that could prevent the legislation being enacted before Christmas.

Published 18 November 2015

IRLI charity forges partnership with Bar of NI and Law Society NI

An Irish charity that promotes the rule of law in developing countries is partnering with the Bar of Northern Ireland and the Law Society of Northern Ireland in a bid to expand its volunteer base.

Published 18 November 2015

Victims and survivors 'let down' by NI parties deal

Victims' and survivors' groups and human rights organisations have hit out at the agreement struck by the main Northern Ireland political parties for failing to address legacy issues.

Published 18 November 2015

Barrister makes history with Ireland's first same-sex marriage

An Irish barrister yesterday made history by taking part in Ireland's first same-sex marriage ceremony.

Published 18 November 2015

Youth Engagement clinics keeping NI young people out of court

The roll-out of Youth Engagement (YE) clinics across Northern Ireland is helping to keep young people out of court, Justice Minister David Ford has told MLAs.

Published 18 November 2015

More than 70 NI prisoners given access to Skype

More than 70 prisoners at HMP Magilligan in Northern Ireland have been given access to Skype in order to contact their family as part of a new prisoner rehabilitation project.

Published 18 November 2015

PSNI officers advised to caution purchasers of sex

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has advised officers that those caught purchasing sex in contravention of a recently introduced law should be cautioned rather than prosecuted.

Published 18 November 2015

IHREC raises concerns about school admissions bill

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) has called on the Irish government to use an upcoming bill to challenge religious discrimination in school admissions.

Published 18 November 2015

Judges stressed by horrific sexual imagery as sex offence cases increase

The most senior judge in England and Wales has said horrific sexual imagery and distressing testimony judges face are “beyond the understanding of most people” and will leave them disturbed.

Published 18 November 2015

Wicklow County Council ordered to disclose documentation in legal battle with Sinn Féin politician

The High Court has ordered the disclosure of a number of documents relating to an ongoing dispute between a Sinn Féin councillor, his wife and a county council.

Published 17 November 2015

Lawyers' regulatory bodies to retain major powers but limited liability on the way

The Bar Council of Ireland and Law Society of Ireland are set to retain major powers following further amendments to the draft Legal Services Regulation Bill.

Published 17 November 2015

Irish victims could be forced to use courts to access new EU rights

Irish law professionals have raised concerns that victims of crime could have to go through the courts in order to access their rights under the EU Victims Directive.

Published 17 November 2015

No further Bloody Sunday arrests until judicial review application heard

No further ex-soldiers will be arrested in connection with the Bloody Sunday killings until a judicial review application by seven ex-soldiers is heard in London next Thursday.

Published 17 November 2015