Northern Ireland’s High Court has, for the second time, declared that the Northern Ireland Executive is failing in its duty to enhance and protect the development of the Irish language. There has been inaction on this point since the provisions were introduced in 2007. In this judicial review
Northern Ireland's High Court has rejected the most recent claim in a long-running dispute, relating to custody of a 10-year-old boy. The court found that the father had an "inability to prioritise his son’s welfare over his own obsession", and his claims that video call contact was “ter
A doctor who was suspended from the UK medical register after being arrested as part of a terrorism investigation has lost an appeal to Scotland's Inner House of the Court of Session against a decision of the General Medical Council to extend his suspension until April 2023. Reclaimer IB, who had be
Northern Ireland’s High Court has approved the variation of a last will where it found that the new provisions were of benefit to the deceased's children. The court noted that it would be beneficial for the children to receive a lump sum at the age of 25, especially where the trust would make
NI Crown Court: Murderer who lied that girlfriend died in ‘sex game gone wrong’ receives lengthy sentence
A Northern Ireland Crown Court, sitting at Laganside Courthouse, determined that a murderer must wait 20 years before being eligible for parole. This was based on the defendant’s lies regarding how his girlfriend had died, and the general lack of remorse shown by the defendant.
Northern Ireland’s Coroner’s Court found that an army soldier caused the death of a Derry resident in 1971, by shooting into her garden without justification. Soldier D discharged two shots into the rear garden of Kathleen Thompson’s home, in violation of guidance on the matter, as
NI Court of Appeal: Repossession order upheld with court ‘surprised this argument was made by a qualified barrister’
Northern Ireland’s Court of Appeal has rejected three appeals against orders relating to repossession of a property in Dorchester Park, Belfast. Ultimately, the court found that the appeal came across “as a desperate shot in the dark and was bound to fail on the basis of the evidence and
UK: English appeal court dismisses ‘book-ended’ indefinite leave to remain claim with 111-day residence gap
The Court of Appeal in England and Wales has concluded that a judicial review petition by a man who was refused indefinite leave to remain (ILR) based on 10 years of continuous lawful residence in UK was permissible but fell to be refused. Appellant Victormills Iyieke argued that he had “book-
Northern Ireland’s Court of Appeal has rejected a claim that an 18-year delay in prosecuting a case was unconscionable or prejudicial. The court noted that the delay had been caused by the appellant’s own actions in choosing to flee the jurisdiction following an explosion.
NI High Court: Judge overturns his own child return order after new evidence of father’s threats emerge
Northern Ireland’s High Court has set aside a child return order, which the judge previously granted, after new evidence of the father’s behaviour was brought to light. The court found that the father, living in France, had been involved in continuing and escalating threatening behaviour
NI High Court: Man extradited to Northern Ireland 14 years after breaching his parole while in the Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland’s High Court has allowed the extradition of an applicant from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland after he breached his parole license terms. The court rejected his claim that Northern Ireland should not have jurisdiction over crimes committed in Ireland, and found tha
Northern Ireland’s High Court recently quashed a 2014 report into a Belfast bombing where the findings of the report inaccurately detailed potential investigative bias. The court rejected an argument that the report, produced by the Historical Enquiries Team (HET), could instead be edited.
NI High Court: Injunction against step-father whose contact with 15-year-old girl was ‘entirely negative’
Northern Ireland’s High Court has rejected an appeal for contact where it was found that a step-father was not acting in the best interests of a 15-year-old girl. The court noted that the father had initiated contact with the girl, had discussed inappropriate topics, and had abducted the girl
English judge rejects proposition that wooden rowing machine cannot be argued to be work of artistic craftsmanship
An English intellectual property judge has rejected a contention that the manufacturers of a wooden rowing machine had no chance of arguing it to be a “work of artistic craftsmanship” within the meaning of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. WaterRower UK Ltd had originally rais
Northern Ireland’s High Court has denied leave to judicially review emergency coronavirus notices which disrupted special needs education access. The court found that the issue had become academic and that judicial review was an improper route, given that there was a statutory complaint proced