Northern Ireland

Carson McDowell launches scholarships for QUB law students

Carson McDowell launches scholarships for QUB law students

High-achieving law students at Queen’s University Belfast will have the chance to secure prestigious scholarships as part of a multi-year arrangement with law firm Carson McDowell. The details have been revealed by Gerard Armstrong, partner in the firm’s corporate practice, and Dr Robin Hickey, head of QUB School of Law. The Carson McDowell LLP Foundation […]

Law Centre welcomes two new legal officers

Law Centre welcomes two new legal officers

The Law Centre (NI) has announced the appointment of solicitors Ciaran McGlone and Michael Black as legal officers, heading up the centre’s employment and social security teams respectively. Director Ursula O’Hare told Irish Legal News: “The Law Centre (NI) are delighted to welcome our new legal officers. “Ciaran McGlone and Michael Black will bring their […]

First TRADATA training event an ‘outstanding success’

First TRADATA training event an ‘outstanding success’

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has said the first of two TRADATA training events on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been an outstanding success. The training event took place at the Crown Plaza Hotel on Friday as part of a partnership between the Law Society and the EU. The Society has […]

Thompsons NI secures victory for trade union member after unauthorised deductions

Thompsons NI secures victory for trade union member after unauthorised deductions

The employment rights team at Thompsons NI have secured compensation for a UNISON member, following an Industrial Tribunal regarding unauthorised deduction to wages. Darren McGavigan is a receptionist and porter for Western Urgent Care. In his role he is contractually required to work a certain number of basic hours per month and is further entitled […]

Victims of institutional abuse win permission for judicial review

Victims of institutional abuse win permission for judicial review

The High Court has granted permission for judicial review to victims of institutional abuse in Northern Ireland, who are challenging the Northern Ireland Secretary and The Executive Office for failing to compensate them. The final report of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry, published in January 2017, recommended the provision of financial redress to the victims […]

NYC Bar Association calls on UK government to prioritise funding for legacy inquests

NYC Bar Association calls on UK government to prioritise funding for legacy inquests

The New York City Bar Association (NYCBA) has called on the UK government to allocate funding for legacy inquests in Northern Ireland in a letter sent to British leaders on the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. The association represents over 24,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and government officials from throughout the United States […]

House prices in Northern Ireland see strongest growth in the UK

House prices in Northern Ireland see strongest growth in the UK

Northern Ireland saw amongst the strongest pick-ups in house prices across the UK in the first quarter of the year, according to the latest RICS and Ulster Bank UK Residential Market Survey. However, newly agreed sales and demand for property in the form of new buyer enquiries are both easing, with last month’s unseasonably bad […]

South African judge to address Belfast conference

South African judge to address Belfast conference

A renowned judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa will address a major conference on public litigation in Belfast this summer. Mr Edwin Cameron is widely recognised for his HIV/AIDS and gay rights activism, and has received many awards — including from The Bar of England and Wales — for his contribution to international […]

Loyalist paramilitaries state commitment to ‘the rule of law’

Loyalist paramilitaries state commitment to ‘the rule of law’

Three of Northern Ireland’s leading loyalist paramilitary groups have issued a joint statement backing “the rule of law”. A statement was read out this morning on behalf of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), Ulster Defence Association (UDA) and Red Hand Commando (RHC) to mark nearly 20 years since the Good Friday Agreement was signed. All […]

New research reveals Good Friday Agreement’s global impact

New research reveals Good Friday Agreement’s global impact

New analysis of the Good Friday Agreement has revealed its impact on peace deals worldwide. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s Global Justice Academy found that key elements of the settlement, struck in April 1998, have become a common feature of other peace negotiations. In particular, the principle that “nothing is agreed until everything is […]