Northern Ireland

NI: High Court grants leave for judicial review of travel notification requirements

NI: High Court grants leave for judicial review of travel notification requirements

Michael Brentnall Solicitors has confirmed that the High Court in Belfast granted leave for judicial review for a client against the British Home Secretary in respect of the Travel Notification Requirements under the Counter Terrorism Act 2008. Its client, Anthony McDonnell, had previously been convicted of offences under the Terrorism Act and as a result […]

Elder Law Conference raises more than £4,000 for Age NI

Elder Law Conference raises more than £4,000 for Age NI

Ian Huddleston, senior vice president of the Law Society of Northern Ireland was delighted to present a cheque for £4,473 to Age NI, a charity for older people in Northern Ireland. The money was raised at the recent Law Society ‘Elder Law’ conference organised in partnership with Age NI and Step NI. Nadine Campbell, marketing […]

Legal choir concert raises £10,000 for Belfast Homeless

Legal choir concert raises £10,000 for Belfast Homeless

A choir of solicitors, barristers and other legal professionals has raised a magnificent £10,000 in aid of Belfast’s homeless after holding a concert earlier this year. The Pro Bono Choir presented a cheque for the cash raised through their concert, titled A Place Called Home, held back in May, to The Welcome Organisation. The event saw the choir perform with […]

New chairperson for Newry and Banbridge Solicitors’ Association

New chairperson for Newry and Banbridge Solicitors’ Association

Eimear Kane, of SC Connolly & Co Solicitors, has been appointed as chairperson of the Newry and Banbridge Solicitors’ Association. Ms Kane (pictured) was born in Newry and was educated at Sacred Heart Grammar School, Newry, and Queens University, Belfast. She told Irish Legal News: “I am honoured to be afforded the opportunity to serve […]

Magilligan Prison inspection findings ‘immensely encouraging’

Magilligan Prison inspection findings ‘immensely encouraging’

A new report on Magilligan Prison has highlighted the positive work ongoing around prisoner rehabilitation and has described the progress made at the facility since it was last inspected as “immensely encouraging”. A surprise inspection by Brendan McGuigan, Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, and Peter Clarke, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons […]

Allen & Overy appoints 20 new graduates in Belfast

Allen & Overy appoints 20 new graduates in Belfast

Allen & Overy (A&O) has confirmed the appointment of 20 law graduates at its Belfast-based Legal Services Centre (LSC). Over the last six years, A&O has recruited more than 150 law graduates in Northern Ireland and employs more than 500 people locally through the LSC and its Support Services Centre (SSC). The latest intake is […]

Madden & Finucane plans emergency judicial review after client’s license revoked within 72 hours

Madden & Finucane plans emergency judicial review after client’s license revoked within 72 hours

Madden & Finucane Solicitors has said it plans to make an emergency application for judicial review after a client had his license revoked within 72 hours of his release from Maghaberry. Solicitor Ciarán Shiels is representing Neil Hegarty, who was released from prison along with two others on Tuesday morning after serving five years of […]

McKinty and Wright welcome three new partners

McKinty and Wright welcome three new partners

Belfast-based McKinty and Wright has welcomed Gary Patterson, Aisling Mellona and Kevin O’Hagan to the partnership. Mr Patterson joins the partnership from the firm’s property and commercial department. A skilled property lawyer, his work includes the negotiation of commercial leases, sales and acquisitions, corporate restructures and building developments. He is a registered Trust and Estate […]

Carson McDowell collaborates with Ulster University on landmark computer animation conference

Carson McDowell collaborates with Ulster University on landmark computer animation conference

Carson McDowell is collaborating with Ulster University on a landmark computer animation conference. Olivia O’Kane, partner and head of media and entertainments at the firm, is partnering with Alec Park, lecturer on UU’s computer animation course, on the landmark all-island conference taking place on university campus tomorrow. Richard Williams, chief executive of NI Screen. is […]

Joe McCann murder accused bid for anonymity as trial begins

Joe McCann murder accused bid for anonymity as trial begins

Two former soldiers accused of murdering Joe McCann in Belfast in April 1972 have requested anonymity for the duration of the trial. The trial of the two men, former members of the British Army’s Parachute Regiment, opened in Belfast’s Laganside Courts yesterday, though the men were not present. District Judge Fiona Bagnall ruled that the […]