The Bar of Northern Ireland
Lawyers have welcomed an extension of jury trials to include a total of six court venues across Northern Ireland.
Published 12 October 2020
Northern Ireland's solicitor and barrister professions have rebuked Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his disparaging remarks about "lefty human rights lawyers".
Published 8 October 2020
The Bar of Northern Ireland has reaffirmed its commitment to the maintenance of the rule of law in a short statement issued in the wake of the UK government's U-turn on Brexit.
Published 11 September 2020
The Bar Council of Northern Ireland has recommended following the Scottish framework on personal injury discount rate.
Published 19 August 2020
Barristers Jenny Cunningham BL and Taryn Graham BL have been elected as new co-chairs of the Young Bar Association.
Published 30 July 2020
A proposed automatic bar on alleged domestic abusers cross-examining complainants should be extended from the criminal courts to include the family courts, the Bar Council of Northern Ireland has said.
Published 17 June 2020
Most Northern Ireland barristers will be unable to sustain their practice if there is no increase in court business or additional government support by September, a new survey suggests.
Published 7 May 2020
The Bar of Northern Ireland has called for an immediate two-week suspension of all in-person court hearing except in "very exceptional" circumstances.
Published 19 March 2020
A new portrait of barrister John P.B. Maxwell has been unveiled in the Inn of Court in tribute of his exceptional contribution to life at the Bar.
Published 11 February 2020
Five senior Northern Ireland barristers have taken up office as temporary High Court judges as of today.
Published 24 January 2020
Alliance Party leader Naomi Long has been elected as Northern Ireland's justice minister after the five main political parties signed up to a deal to restore devolution.
Published 13 January 2020
The Royal Courts of Justice was packed out for the Pro Bono Choir's annual Christmas concert.
Published 18 December 2019
Greg Berry QC has been reappointed as a governor of Armagh Observatory and Planetarium.
Published 16 December 2019
The Bar of Northern Ireland's charity committee is accepting nominations for its next Charity of the Year.
Published 9 December 2019
Pupils at Glenlola Collegiate School and Dalriada School have triumphed in the Belfast regional heat of the annual Bar Mock Trial Competition.
Published 27 November 2019