The Supreme Court has upheld a decision of the High Court, in which it found that a trial could proceed on proof of due notice to the person accused of the offence, but that if a judge was considering a substantial prison term as punishment on conviction that a bench warrant should be issued to comp
Inquests into 56 legacy cases relating to the Troubles could begin in September and be completed within five years, the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland has said. The two-week review of cases relating to the killing of 97 people during the Troubles has found that all can proceed to inquest.
Pictured (l-r): Michael Humphreys QC, chairman of the Commercial Bar Association; Brett Lockhart QC; Jonathan Forrester, director at Cleaver Fulton Rankin; and Laura Gillespie, partner at Pinsent Masons Leading figures from Northern Ireland's commercial litigation sector have said a forthcoming comm
A judgment is expected from the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) this week in the case of a former Northern Ireland prisoner's challenge to the lawfulness of his detention, the Irish Examiner reports. Christopher Doherty, 55, has complained that his human rights were breached due to the time t
Northern Ireland's Justice Minister David Ford Northern Ireland's Justice Minister David Ford has welcomed the appointment of Simon Pountain as the new independent reviewer of criminal record disclosures.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled unanimously that the article 7 right of a juror convicted for contempt of court in England after she conducted research on the internet was not violated. Theodora Dallas complained that the English common law offence of contempt of court had not b
British intelligence agency GCHQ has won a legal case over its ability to hack suspects’ phones and computers after a tribunal ruled such “equipment interference” was lawful. Seven internet providers as well as Privacy International challenged the practice, which is also called “computer net
A woman has been awarded €40,615 in damages after a portion of the ceiling in her rented accommodation in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, fell on her head and back. The defendant, Eamon Clohessy, was the landlord of plaintiff Ms Concepta Collery and accepted that there was a duty to keep the premises in g