Northern Ireland

Law Society promotes solicitors in new social media campaign

Law Society promotes solicitors in new social media campaign

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has launched a new social media campaign to highlight some of the legal services offered by solicitors in Northern Ireland. The new social media campaign includes a series of four animated adverts showcasing family law, Wills and Power of Attorney, Road Traffic Accidents and Buying a House. The new […]

Cleaver Fulton Rankin named Legal 500’s law firm of the year

Cleaver Fulton Rankin named Legal 500’s law firm of the year

Belfast-based Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors has been named The Legal 500’s Northern Ireland Law Firm of the Year 2018. Managing director Jonathan Forrester said he was delighted with the accolade on the eve of the commercial law firm’s 125th year in business. He said: “The Legal 500 Awards are amongst the most prestigious out there […]

Francis Hanna & Co says victory against Ulster University has ‘significant ramifications’

Francis Hanna & Co says victory against Ulster University has ‘significant ramifications’

Lawyers acting for the University and College Union (UCU) say their victory in a case against Ulster University has “significant ramifications” for employers and unions involved in redundancies. Francis Hanna & Co acted in the challenge to the university’s failure to consult on redundancies, securing the maximum award for staff involved. Barrister Tom Brown of […]

Luke Curran & Co raise charity cash in Santa Fun Run

Luke Curran & Co raise charity cash in Santa Fun Run

Staff members at Luke Curran & Co Solicitors have embraced the festive spirit – and raised much-needed cash for charity in the process. Three staff members took part in Newry’s annual Santa Fun Run this year to raise money for Southern Area Hospice Services, which provides care and support to patients with life-limiting illnesses including […]

Newly-admitted solicitors attend Law Society dinner

Newly-admitted solicitors attend Law Society dinner

Newly-admitted solicitors were among over 140 attending the Law Society of Northern Ireland’s annual dinner at the Ulster Museum. Eileen Ewing, who recently took up the post of Law Society president, warmly welcomed the 35 new solicitors who attended the dinner. Delegates also heard from new members of the profession as newly-admitted solicitor Meghan Kirk […]

Criminal justice inspector calls for review of hate crime laws

Criminal justice inspector calls for review of hate crime laws

The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland has called for a review of hate crime legislation in Northern Ireland. Brendan McGuigan said it was one of a number of key recommendations included in a new report published by Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI). He said: “The report identified that specific statutory offences […]

Law Society issues warning over new scam emails

Law Society issues warning over new scam emails

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has warned its members to immediately delete a new scam email purporting to come from an address at the Law Society of England and Wales. In a warning to members, the Law Society of Northern Ireland said: “The scammers are attempting to get members to click and download a […]

Carson McDowell partners with Ulster University journalism course

Carson McDowell partners with Ulster University journalism course

Belfast-based Carson McDowell recently partnered with the MA Masters in Journalism team at Ulster University (Coleraine) to give the next generation of journalists a taste of the varied potential legal issues facing journalists, publishers and broadcasters in the digital age. Fergal McGoldrick, solicitor in the firm’s media team, drew on his experience in defamation, privacy, […]

Sinn Féin MP to observe trial of jailed politicians in Turkey

Sinn Féin MP to observe trial of jailed politicians in Turkey

A Sinn Féin MP is travelling to Turkey today to observe the trial of jailed left-wing politicians. Paul Maskey, MP for Belfast West, is one of nine people taking part in an international delegation of observers to witness the trial of People’s Democratic Party (HDP) leaders and representatives. He joins Labour MPs Dan Carden and […]

Stephen Herron to become DPP in January 2018

Stephen Herron to become DPP in January 2018

Stephen Herron has been named as Barra McGrory’s successor as Northern Ireland’s Director of Public Prosecutions. Mr Herron, currently the acting deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, will take over the top role on 2 January 2018. He said: “I am delighted to accept the post of DPP. I have worked in the service for the […]