Law Society 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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Stricter new anti-money laundering (AML) regulations have come into force across the UK with effect from today. The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019 update the UK's AML regime to incorporate international standards set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) an

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Judges and lawyers attended Law Society House on Friday for the launch of a new book by barrister and former academic Katie Quinn and solicitor advocate Charlene Dempsey. Bail Law and Practice in Northern Ireland, published by the Law Society of Northern Ireland, outlines the many powers of the poli

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Rowan White has been elected president of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, succeeding Suzanne Rice. Ms Rice will continue as senior vice-president, working alongside Brigid Napier as junior vice president; David Lavery CB, who continues as chief executive following his appointment earlier this y

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Claire Edgar, family and divorce partner at Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors, has been appointed to the Law Society of Northern Ireland's International Children Law Panel of Solicitors. The Panel is made up of solicitors experienced in international children cases, and specifically child abduction

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More than 550 solicitors have completed the Law Society of Northern Ireland's advanced advocacy course since it started two decades ago. The course, organised by the Law Society through the Advocacy Working Party and in conjunction with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), provides soli

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Belfast firm MKB Law has announced that two of its family lawyers have been appointed to the Children Order Panel by the Law Society of Northern Ireland. Solicitors Karen Edwards and Ainé Toner have been appointed to the Panel of family lawyers who have undertaken specialist training and exam

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The implications of Brexit for legal practices is one of the issues being explored at a series of events taking place throughout Northern Ireland this week. The events, organised by the Law Society of Northern Ireland, aim to provide local solicitors with up-to-date information on Brexit and a platf

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