Bar Of Northern Ireland

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The Bar of Northern Ireland has named Brain Injury Matters as its charity partner for the coming year. Formed in 2013, the independent regional third-sector organisation supports, promotes and advocates on behalf of people living beyond acquired brain injury (ABI).

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Last year saw the Bar of Northern Ireland raise over £57,000 for their charity partner the National Autistic Society NI. Reflecting on the partnership Mark Conlon, chair of the Bar’s charity committee said: “It has been a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding year for myself and all t

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The Bar of Northern Ireland has congratulated 34 barristers on taking silk, including 12 women — a three-fold increase in the number of women in the last call four years ago. Until Friday, nobody had been called to the senior bar since February 2020 because of the collapse of the Northern Irel

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The Bar of Northern Ireland and JUSTICE, the law reform and human rights charity, will this week host a panel discussion on how an incoming Westminster government can advance the rule of law, ahead of a general election later this year. The panel discussion, A Manifesto for the Rule of Law, is the s

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The UN Refugee Agency’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Gillian Triggs, has called for bold steps to protect those forced to flee their homes while speaking at the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission’s annual human rights lecture. The event, in partnership with the Bar o

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Senior Northern Ireland lawyers have shared concerns over the impact on the rule of law of the UK's proposed Illegal Migration Bill. The bill, which is currently before the House of Lords, was the focus of the inaugural event hosted by The Bar of Northern Ireland's new rule of law committee, which t

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The Bar of Northern Ireland has raised £14,500 for the National Autistic Society for NI at its first fundraising event of the year. The starting gun on the charity partnership was fired at the Belfast City Marathon, with barristers running the full marathon in support of the charity's vital wo

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A senior business leader in The Bar of Northern Ireland has been shortlisted for an award in recognition of her work to advance diversity in the barristers' profession. Clare Rice, service delivery manager in the Bar Council office, is a finalist in the Individual Advancing Diversity Award category

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The Bar of Northern Ireland has named the National Autistic Society Northern Ireland as its charity partner for 2023. The mission of the National Autistic Society Northern Ireland is to transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for around 18,000 autistic people in Northern Ir

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Northern Ireland's minimum age of criminal responsibility should be increased to 14 years old, The Bar of Northern Ireland has said. The Department of Justice last year launched a consultation on increasing the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) in Northern Ireland, which is currently jus

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The Bar of Northern Ireland has appointed Sinead McIvor as its new policy and communications manager. Ms McIvor heads up the policy and communications team, which manages the internal and external communication on behalf of the Bar of NI as well as public affairs and stakeholder engagement activitie

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Proposed cuts to Northern Ireland's justice budget have the "potential to cause generational harm", the Law Society and the Bar have warned. In a joint submission to the Department of Finance and the Department of Justice, the representative bodies said many solicitor firms "would simply not survive

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