Bar Of Northern Ireland

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Alliance Party leader Naomi Long has been elected as Northern Ireland's justice minister after the five main political parties signed up to a deal to restore devolution. Independent unionist MLA Claire Sugden, who held the justice brief from 2016 to 2017, had expressed her interest in resuming the r

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Greg Berry QC has been reappointed as a governor of Armagh Observatory and Planetarium. The senior barrister, who called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 1990 and became a Queen's Counsel in 2006, was first appointed to the role by the Department of Communities in 2011.

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The Bar of Northern Ireland's charity committee is accepting nominations for its next Charity of the Year. The committee runs fundraising activities throughout the year for its chosen charity, which is currently Helping Hand, the charity to the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

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The Bar of Northern Ireland has announced the launch of a new mobile app designed to meet the needs of busy practitioners. The "Bar of NI" app provides easy and portable access to a range of useful information, resources and services at the touch of a button from a mobile device.

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A former Northern Ireland barrister who gave up a 23-year legal career to become a nun five years ago has left the convent after being told she will not be allowed to take her final vows. Elaine Kelly joined the Sisters of the Adoration on the Falls Road in West Belfast in 2014, but left this week a

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Prominent barrister Michael Lavery QC, who represented the families of many Bloody Sunday victims at the Saville Inquiry, has passed away at the age of 84. Mr Lavery, who called to the Bar in 1956 and took silk in 1971, retired in 2017 after a six-decade career.

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