Coronavirus

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Lisa Bryson, partner and head of employment at Eversheds Sutherland in Belfast, considers where employers in Northern Ireland stand in relation to the "return to the office". As we approach the autumn, minds will inevitably turn to the final quarter of 2021 and many will begin thinking about next ye

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Immigration and international protection permissions have been extended again until the middle of January 2022 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the eighth extension announced since the start of the pandemic, almost all of which were billed as the "final" extension.

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Data-driven measures to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic such as contact logging and tracing raise data protection concerns, experts from the Covid-19 Law and Human Rights Observatory at Trinity College Dublin have said. In a 69-page report published today, legal experts recommend the government should

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Northern Ireland's justice minister Naomi Long has reassured Derry solicitors that the city's Bishop Street courthouse will reopen "once Covid has passed". Department of Justice officials have met with the Law Society of Northern Ireland and are set to meet with the Foyle Local Solicitors Associatio

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Applications for short stay entry visas will open on Monday for the first time since March 2020. The move will benefit travellers from all countries which require a visa to enter Ireland, such as China, India, Pakistan and the Philippines.

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Children with special needs and disabilities in Northern Ireland are "being forgotten" in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Children's Law Centre (CLC) has warned. The law centre issued a statement yesterday in response to reports of disabled children facing severe negative impacts as a res

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Business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran LLP will donate up to €50,000 in support of UNICEF's "Get a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine" campaign, which aims to deliver two billion Covid-19 vaccines to the most vulnerable and at-risk populations around the world. The initiative ties the vaccination of M

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Northern Ireland businesses which have fallen into rent arrears will be protected from eviction until March 2022 following an extension of Covid-19 laws. The special provision in section 83 of the Coronavirus Act 2020, which was first applied at the end of March 2022, has been extended again until M

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A new support scheme for businesses with reduced turnover as a result of Covid-19 restrictions has opened for registration. Under the business resumption support scheme (BRSS), qualifying business will be able to apply to Revenue for a cash payment, representing an advance credit for trading expense

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Private renters in Northern Ireland will be protected from eviction until May 2022 following an extension of Covid-19 laws. The Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Act requires landlords to give tenants a 12-week notice to quit period before seeking a court order to begin proceedings to ev

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A defence lawyer in Canada has praised a judge's decision to exclude unvaccinated jurors – because he "wants intelligent people on the jury". Justice Kevin Phillips, who is overseeing a murder trial in Ottawa, said in a pre-trial ruling that he would dismiss any potential jurors who said they

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A judge-led public inquiry into the Scottish government's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic will be established by the end of the year, ministers announced today. A consultation has been launched on the draft aims and principles of the inquiry, and the government said discussions are "underway with

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An online appointments system is set to be piloted in the Courts Service from the beginning of next week. The pilot will become available on Monday for clients intending to visit the central office of the High Court, the Dublin family law office in Dolphin House and the civil and family court office

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