Coronavirus

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Staff at Belfast and Newry firm JMK Solicitors have been working remotely from across Europe during the Covid-19 pandemic. Izabella Andrzejewska, a member of the JMK graduate programme, has availed of the opportunity to work full-time from her home in Poland, around 1,500 miles away from Belfast.

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Justice Minister Helen McEntee has relaunched a major national awareness campaign on sexual harassment and sexual violence which was paused at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The three-year "No Excuses" campaign was paused in March but will now resume through a new TV ad, reinforced by outdoor a

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Thousands of elderly Spaniards are seeking to disinherit their children if they have neglected them during the lockdown. Spanish support networks for the elderly have reported a fivefold increase in calls from old people asking how to cut their children from their will.

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Two of Ireland's largest prisons are facing suspected outbreaks of Covid-19. A firearms trial at the Special Criminal Court was postponed this morning due to a suspected outbreak at Mountjoy Prison, according to reports.

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Protests will no longer be exempted from Covid-19 restrictions in England under new lockdown rules taking effect from tomorrow. The new regulations do not explicitly ban protests, but do not include the explicit exemption found in earlier regulations, according to media reports.

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State papers from 1990 which would have been released this year under the 30-year rule will not be transferred to the National Archives until 2021. The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht said it will not be able to unseal papers this year due to Covid-19 restrictions, The Irish Times

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Tougher penalties for breaches of Covid-19 restrictions have not been brought into force in Northern Ireland due to delays in printing enforcement notices, Justice Minister Naomi Long has said. The Northern Ireland Executive agreed nearly a month ago to increase the minimum fine to £200 and al

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The Bar Council of Ireland has raised concerns with the Courts Service about devils missing out on courtroom experience due to Covid-19 restrictions, according to reports. Despite early assurances, devils are being routinely denied entry to courtrooms due to strict restrictions on the number of peop

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Parents whose children are subject of access orders should "try to agree what access can happen safely", the president of the District Court has said. In a statement issued on Saturday, Judge Colin Daly acknowledged that some parents "may be concerned that they cannot fulfil the terms of these order

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The actions of the UK government during the coronavirus emergency this year bear the hallmarks of authoritarianism, Lord Sumption has warned. The former Supreme Court justice noted that authoritarian government promotes "loyalty at the expense of wisdom and flattery at the expense of objective advic

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A High Court judge has said he hopes to have civil jury trials up and running in the New Year. Mr Justice Bernard Barton, who presides over the High Court civil jury trials, made the comments on Thursday after acknowledging that no civil jury trials will take place this year due to the Covid-19 pand

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The High Court has issued notices setting out its plans for continued civil and criminal business during the six weeks of heightened Covid-19 restrictions in the State. Ms Justice Mary Irvine, president of the High Court, confirmed that "no new jury trials will commence" for "as long as the country

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Gardaí will be able to issue fixed penalty notices of up to €500 under new Covid-19 regulation enforcement powers announced by government ministers. The Health (Amendment) Bill 2020, which ministers want to enact "as soon as possible", will amend the Health Act 1947 to introduce a system

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Business in the Irish courts is likely to be disrupted for six weeks as Ireland moves to Level 5 of the Framework for Living with Covid-19. The Courts Service yesterday set out its broad plans for court business under Level 5 and is expected to issue a further statement later today.

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Legislation to modernise Northern Ireland's liquor licensing laws has been introduced in the Assembly. The Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Bill, which was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, was introduced by Finance Minister Conor Murphy on behalf of Communities Minister Car&aacut

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