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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

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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

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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

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EU law does not, in principle, prevent a member state from opposing collective redundancies in certain circumstances in the interests of the protection of workers and of employment. However, under such national legislation, which must in that case seek to reconcile and strike a fair balance between,

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The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, has speculated in a speech to lawyers in Wales that artificial intelligence (AI) will soon become better than QCs at predicting the outcome of cases. Speaking at Legal Wales: Shaping The Future, Lord Thomas said: "The most importa

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Legal bodies have welcomed Luxembourg's ruling on indiscriminate retention of data as a blow to legislation that undermines legal professional privilege (LPP). The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that EU law precludes national legislation that prescribes general and indiscriminate reten

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Ireland must recover the sum of €8 per passenger from airlines benefiting from unlawful state aid because the difference between the lower and normal rates of the Irish air travel tax constitutes unlawful aid which must be recovered regardless of the benefit the airlines actually derived from the

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