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Caldwell & Robinson Solicitors has appointed David McConaghie as a solicitor in the Ireland-wide firm's Derry office. A graduate of Cambridge University, Mr McConaghie has practised for over 18 years in the north-west in residential and commercial property transactions.

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The European Union is to use interest accrued from frozen Russian assets worth around €210 billion to support Ukraine. The decision by the EU's General Affairs Council will benefit Ukraine to the tune of between €2.5 billion and €3 billion per year.

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A private member's bill on the protection of hedgerows, drawn up with the help of the Climate Bar Association, has been introduced to the Dáil. The Protection of Hedgerows Bill 2024 was drafted by the Hedgerows Legislation Project, a working group of Comhshaol, the Climate Bar Association, an

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Jersey has approved plans to introduce an assisted dying law in the coming years. Members of the States Assembly voted 32 to 14 in favour of introducing the law for people with fewer than six months to live, or 12 months for those with a neurodegenerative condition.

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Romania's parliament has sanctioned an MP who was filmed fighting a parliamentary colleague and seemingly attempting to bite his face. Dan Vîlceanu, a former government minister who now sits as an independent MP, will have his salary halved for the next six months and his speaking time reduced

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The PSNI is facing a £750,000 fine over the data breach which saw the personal information of all serving police officers and staff published online. Announcing its provisional decision yesterday, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said that, had the PSNI not been a public body, the f

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No-fault divorces could be introduced in Northern Ireland following similar legal reforms in England and Wales two years ago. Northern Ireland's finance minister Dr Caoimhe Archibald, who has responsibility for private family law, this week told MLAs that she "will ask my officials to explore how we

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Global legal business DWF is again sponsoring Trade NI's annual House of Commons reception, with DWF's chief executive officer Sir Nigel Knowles featuring as a keynote speaker. This afternoon's event will see the launch of a new report, Northern Ireland Building for Success, which has been produced

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Revenue has published new guidance on determining employment status for tax purposes in the wake of a landmark Supreme Court decision. In a lengthy judgment in the case of The Revenue Commissioners v Karshan (Midlands) Ltd. t/a Domino's Pizza [2023] IESC 24, the court ruled last October that Domino'

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Northern Ireland will join the rest of the UK in increasing the age of sale for tobacco by one year every year in spite of concerns that it could fall foul of post-Brexit agreements. MLAs yesterday approved a legislative consent motion allowing the Tobacco and Vapes Bill, currently making its way th

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Legal and professional services group Gateley has promoted construction lawyer Ryan Wilson to associate in its Belfast office. Mr Wilson, who joined in 2022, advises developers, contractors and housebuilders on all types of construction disputes including fire safety and cladding disputes as well as

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