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New Lord Chief Justice to be appointed in September

Sir Declan Morgan's successor as Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland will be named by the second week of September.

Published 26 March 2021

Personal injury discount rate to be set to -1.75 per cent

The personal injury discount rate will be dramatically lowered from 2.5 per cent to -1.75 per cent, Justice Minister Naomi Long has announced.

Published 26 March 2021

Bill to extend paid parents' leave and benefit by three weeks clears Oireachtas

Legislation providing for an additional three weeks of paid parents' leave and benefit has cleared the final stage in the Oireachtas.

Published 26 March 2021

Parental bereavement leave and pay legislation will not cover miscarriages

Northern Ireland will not follow New Zealand in providing parental bereavement leave and pay for couples following a miscarriage.

Published 26 March 2021

Last chance to submit case notes to Hibernian Law Journal

Midnight tonight marks the final deadline for submitting case notes to the Hibernian Law Journal for its Case Note Competition 2021.

Published 26 March 2021

Asda shop floor workers clear major hurdle in equal pay claim

Thousands of Asda shop floor workers, represented by law firm Leigh Day, have won a significant victory at the UK Supreme Court in their fight for equal pay.

Published 26 March 2021

England: Divorcing couples to receive £500 mediation voucher

Divorcing couples are set to receive a £500 tax-free voucher for mediation in a UK government bid to ease pressure on the courts following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published 26 March 2021

And finally… penny pinching

An employer has been branded childish after paying a departing employee his final wages in pennies – and calling him a "weenie".

Published 26 March 2021

Supreme Court: Court outlines proper approach to appeals where incompetent legal representation is alleged

The Supreme Court has outlined the proper approach to appeals in cases where a party claims to have received incompetent legal representation.

Published 25 March 2021

High Court president calls for 15 to 20 extra judges

The president of the High Court has called for the appointment of 15 to 20 additional High Court judges in anticipation of a post-pandemic deluge of litigation.

Published 25 March 2021

Millar McCall Wylie welcome two new trainees

Belfast firm Millar McCall Wylie has welcomed two new trainee solicitors, bringing its total to eight within the last two years.

Published 25 March 2021

Department of Justice urged to develop counter-corruption strategy

The Department of Justice must develop a strategy to address the threat posed by corruption in the criminal justice sector, the Garda Inspectorate has urged.

Published 25 March 2021

Gambling Regulator to come into operation in early 2023

The Gambling Regulator is on track to come into operation in early 2023 following "good progress" within the Department of Justice.

Published 25 March 2021

CLM: Revised climate bill lacks ambition on inequality

The government's revised climate legislation still lacks the ambition needed to address wider issues of inequality, Community Law & Mediation (CLM) has said.

Published 25 March 2021

Scotland: UK government threatens to take Holyrood bills to Supreme Court

The UK government has threatened to go to the Supreme Court to overturn two pieces of Scottish legislation which were unanimously backed by MSPs.

Published 25 March 2021