Disclosure

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Lawyers will only receive legal aid payments for large volumes of disclosure where it has been sanctioned in advance under a new procedure put in place by the Department of Justice. The amount of evidence being disclosed in criminal cases has increased dramatically in recent years due to the growing

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Ireland faces a looming disclosure crisis on par with jurisdictions like England and Wales due to the growing volume of digital evidence and limited resources, a leading criminal barrister has warned. Speaking yesterday at an Irish Legal News webinar on access to justice, Jane McGowan BL, outgoing c

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Failures to disclose evidence to defence lawyers have resulted in the number of collapsed criminal cases almost doubling in four years, The Times reports. Figures obtained from the Crown Prosecution Service show that, on average, about two cases were dropped per day last year as a result of delays i

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The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland (PONI) has called on the Department of Justice to launch a review into police failures to disclose "significant" evidence related to legacy cases to the watchdog. Dr Michael Maguire said his investigators had identified significant, sensitive information, so

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