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Northern Ireland’s largest law firm withdraws from major crime in protest against legal aid rules

Northern Ireland’s largest law firm has withdrawn from all its major criminal cases in protest against rules that lower the level of legal aid payments the BBC reports.

Published 21 May 2015

Christian-run bakery ‘unlawfully discriminated’ against gay man for refusing to make ‘gay cake’

The Christian directors of a bakery “unlawfully discriminated” against a gay man in refusing to accept his order for a “Bert and Ernie” cake bearing a caption supporting same-sex marriage.

Published 20 May 2015

Amal Clooney heads to Belfast to take on Troubles case

Amal Clooney is set to travel to Belfast next month to meet nine claimants who want the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to rule that Edward Heath's government was complicit in the torture of Irish nationalists.

Published 19 May 2015

ECJ delivers mixed ruling on gay blood ban

A ban on blood donation by men who have sex with men may be justified in certain circumstances, according to a ruling by the European Court of Justice.

Published 29 April 2015

Retired army general faces Troubles death lawsuit

Proceedings have been issued against a retired army general who is being sued over the death of a Catholic man at the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Published 29 April 2015

DWF named one of the most active advisers in UK and Ireland M&A market

In an independent report by Experian, DWF has been ranked the second most active legal adviser in the UK and Ireland M&A market in the first quarter of the year.

Published 10 April 2015

bto Solicitors appoints consultant in Northern Ireland

Law firm bto solicitors has announced the appointment of James Ferguson as a consultant to service its insurance clients’ needs in Northern Ireland.

Published 11 March 2015

Northern Ireland: obese worker wins discrimination case at employment tribunal

A Northern Irish employment tribunal has found in favour of an obese man who claimed he was harassed because of his disability.

Published 11 February 2015

New partner appointments bolster Shepherd and Wedderburn’s international reach

Shepherd and Wedderburn has announced its hire of two international arbitration lawyers.

Published 14 January 2015