Northern Ireland

Lords, law and litigation subject of Irish history society keynote

Lords, law and litigation subject of Irish history society keynote

The Irish Legal History Society (ILHS) will hold its 2017 AGM in Belfast this Friday. Professor Jane Ohlmeyer from the Department of History at Trinity College Dublin will deliver a keynote address on Lords, the Law and Litigation in Early Modern Ireland. Her address will be followed by a drinks reception and a dinner. More […]

Pro Bono Choir announces Christmas concert

Pro Bono Choir announces Christmas concert

A choir of solicitors, barristers and judges is hosting a Christmas concert in aid of Barnardos and the Welcome Organisation. The Pro Bono Choir is presenting the Carols at the Courts concert at the Royal Courts of Justice in conjunction with the Law Society of Northern Ireland and The Bar of Northern Ireland. The performance […]

Pinsent Masons celebrates successful Taste of NI market

Pinsent Masons celebrates successful Taste of NI market

Pinsent Masons has celebrated the success of its recent Taste of NI market event, bringing together local artisan food and crafts traders. Banking solicitor Hannah McDaid and energy partner Richard Murphy helped to organise the event, which brought together 15 traders and producers to sell their wares to young professionals across law, accountancy, banking and […]

Lady Hale ‘didn’t agree’ with abortion case ruling

Lady Hale ‘didn’t agree’ with abortion case ruling

The president of the UK Supreme Court has said she disagreed with the court’s decision in a case concerning Northern Ireland residents’ right to access free abortions under the NHS in England. Reflecting on the case in a recent interview, Lady Hale told BBC News: “I didn’t agree with the majority judgement, but of course […]

Patrick McConville

Patrick McConville

County Down solicitor Patrick McConville has passed away. The Law Society of Northern Ireland has notified members of his passing and extended its condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Mr McConville most recently practised as a solicitor with personal injury specialists McKeowns Solicitors in Newry. His funeral is tomorrow at 12 noon in St […]

John Finucane to represent boxer Carl Frampton in High Court bout

John Finucane to represent boxer Carl Frampton in High Court bout

Belfast solicitor John Finucane is representing boxer Carl Frampton in his upcoming legal battle at the High Court in London. Mr Frampton is being sued by Cyclone Promotions over his decision in August to terminate his contract with his former promoter. The former world champion from north Belfast reprotedly ended his association with trainer Shane […]

UK Supreme Court to hear ‘gay cake’ appeal in Belfast

UK Supreme Court to hear ‘gay cake’ appeal in Belfast

The UK Supreme Court will sit in Belfast for the first time in April next year, where it will – among other cases – hear the appeal in Lee v Ashers Baking Company Ltd, the so-called “gay cake” case. The Court will sit in the Inns of Court Library at the Royal Courts of Justice […]

Belfast solicitor helps to develop domestic and sexual violence app

Belfast solicitor helps to develop domestic and sexual violence app

A Belfast solicitor has helped to develop a free domestic and sexual violence app launched today by the Belfast Area Domestic & Sexual Violence and Abuse Partnership. Haven: Belfast, launched in conjunction with the PSCPS and Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, is designed for people experiencing domestic and/or sexual violence within an intimate partner […]

Extradition process could become ‘toxic’ under Brexit

Extradition process could become ‘toxic’ under Brexit

Northern Ireland’s Department of Justice is concerned that extradition and surrender procedures could become “toxic” after Brexit, according to an investigation by The Detail. A DOJ report released to Detail Data under a Freedom of Information (FOI) request raises the question of how European Arrest Warrants (EAW) will function after Britain leaves the EU. It […]

Francis Hanna & Co joins the PILS Project

Francis Hanna & Co joins the PILS Project

Belfast firm Francis Hanna & Co has become the latest solicitors firm to join The PILS Project. The PILS Project was established in 2009 to help people engage in public interest litigation (PIL). Francis Hanna & Co partner Claire Edgar told Irish Legal News: “Francis Hanna & Co is delighted to be welcomed on board […]