Edmund Honohan, master of the High Court, has said that thousands of possession orders made by the Circuit Court may be open to challenge under EU law. Mr Honohan told The Irish Times that there is "a huge amount of ignorance" around the application of EU law.
Demand for civil legal aid services from the Legal Aid Board increased by about two per cent in 2015, according to the Board's annual report. The Board received 16,793 applications for civil legal aid and advice (including asylum related matters) last year.
Children's Minister Dr Katherine Zappone Children's Minister Dr Katherine Zappone will bring proposals for a new statutory national guardian at litem service to Cabinet early this year, The Irish Times reports.
Culture Secretary Karen Bradley A UK government consultation on whether newspapers who are not signed up to a state-approved press regulator should pay costs in libel cases, even if they win, closes next Tuesday.
The Bar Mock Trial Competition, which aims to teach school pupils about their rights and help them better understand the justice system, turned 25 years old in 2016. The Citizenship Foundation and the Bar Council of Northern Ireland congratulated schools across Northern Ireland which worked hard las
An order of the High Court granting the Bank of Ireland a summary judgment for €1 million against an 81-year-old woman who stood as guarantor for loans paid to her son's company has been upheld by the Court of Appeal. Delivering the judgment of the three-judge Court, Ms Justice Irvine was satisfie
Youth justice campaigners have welcomed the Government's latest progress report on the Youth Justice Action Plan 2014-18, while noting continuing concern for children in detention. The report for 2014/15 outlines "significant progress" in implementing the Action Plan under each of its five high-leve
Court documents should be more readily accessible, an Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union has proposed. Regulation No 1049/2001 obliges the Commission to grant a third party access to the pleadings submitted by a member state, of which it holds a copy, in a case that has a
Christmas home leave has been granted to 93 prisoners in Northern Ireland this year, the Northern Ireland Prison Service has confirmed. The figure is a slight decline on 2015, when 108 were granted leave.