Government minister Tom Hayes Legislation to create new bribery offences with penalties of up to 10 years imprisonment and to establish a Public Sector Standards Commissioner will be published before Christmas.
The Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service has been authorised to recruit "investigative support" to help support inquests into historical killings. Justice Minister David Ford, speaking in the Northern Ireland Assembly yesterday, criticised political agreements between Northern Ireland polit
Ray Byrne, director of research at the LRC Only judges should be able to issue search warrants in Ireland, a new report from the Law Reform Commission (LRC) has said.
Lawyers acting for an Irish citizen who faces the death penalty in Egypt have teamed up with a litigation crowdfunding website to raise money to cover the case's expenses. Ibrahim Halawa was arrested in Cairo in August 2013 at the age of 17 for his alleged participation in a political protest. He ha
Paul Tweed Belfast solicitor Paul Tweed acted for First Minister Peter Robinson in a successful libel claim against Private Eye, which reported that Mr Robinson had been blocked from the House of Lords.
Patrick Allen, senior partner at Hodge Jones & Allen
People with outstanding fines related to road traffic offences should not be able to buy or sell vehicles or pay motor tax until settling them, the Law Reform Commission (LRC) has recommended. A new report recommends that the Department of Transport and the Department of the Environment should refus
Health Minister Leo Varadkar Health Minister Leo Varadkar will today publish draft legislation to ban the advertising of alcohol products near schools, playgrounds and public transport in Ireland.
Northern Ireland's health minister has confirmed plans to amend proposed legislation to include a ban on smoking in cars where children are passengers. The legislation, if passed, would bring Northern Ireland in line with the Republic of Ireland, where the Protection of Children's Health (Tobacco Sm
of the Respondent at this time”. When the judicial review proceedings arrived, it emerged that the District Judge had made a number of additional orders when granting the license, including placing a ‘warning note’ on the file, warning other judges about Mr Kilty’s role in the proceedings,
Mr Justice Brian Cregan The High Court in Dublin has overturned an order dissolving Siteserv to aid the ongoing investigation into the wind-up of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC).
The Court of Appeal has doubled the sentence of a man whose dangerous driving caused the worst traffic accident in Ireland's history. Mr Justice George Birmingham found that a four-year sentence, with two years suspended, was "unduly lenient" for Shaun Kelly, 27, who admitted causing the death of ei
Pupils from across Northern Ireland took on the roles of barristers and witnesses at the 24th National Mock Trial Competition in the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast.
Jim Clarken, CEO of Oxfam Ireland The Bar of Ireland and Law Society Skillnet will focus on freedom of speech at an event later this week to mark European Lawyers Day and World Human Rights Day.
Justice Minister David Ford Northern Ireland's Department of Justice has cracked down on business crime in conjunction with the PSNI over the past financial year, Justice Minister David Ford has said.