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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has been granted leave from the High Court to exercise its amicus curiae function in a significant case focused on redress for survivors of historic child sexual abuse in schools. As amicus curiae in KW v the Minister for Education, the Government of Ir

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The US is set to reclassify cannabis as a less dangerous drug in a move which is being heralded as a historic shift, but one which is unlikely to impact the criminal justice system. US Attorney General Merrick Garland has formally recommended that cannabis be moved from its current "Schedule I" clas

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A large piece of a plane which dramatically fell off mid-flight turned up in the back garden of a lawyer suing the plane's manufacturer over unrelated safety issues. New York attorney Jake Bissell-Linsk, whose firm is suing Boeing in relation to an incident in January where a plane door blew off mid

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Ministers have agreed to change the law to allow failed asylum seekers to be returned to the UK. A bill to amend the International Protection Act 2015 will be brought to the Oireachtas after the High Court found in March that the UK's post-Brexit designation as a safe country for asylum returns was

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The European Commission has launched action against 20 airlines for allegedly spreading "vague or false" claims about the environmental impact of their flights. The airlines, which have not been named, have been told to bring their practices in line with EU consumer laws within 30 days.

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The English courts have been confronted with the question of whether severe rain that caused a Butlin's camp to close was a storm or a flood. Last September, Butlin's biggest camp, in Somerset, was forced to close following a deluge of rain.

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The Legal Aid Board has set out its plans to enhance the delivery of civil legal aid and family mediation services to the public over the next three years. The statement of strategy for 2024–2026 places a strong focus on community service, alternative dispute resolution, and civil justice refo

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Scottish solicitors are abandoning talks on reforms to legal aid, having "lost confidence" in the Scottish Government after progress stalled for two years. The Law Society of Scotland said it would no longer participate in discussions on the creation of a review mechanism for legal aid fees, Scottis

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