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Northern Ireland commercial law firm Cleaver Fulton Rankin has enjoyed an 11 per cent increase in profits to £2.1 million in the most recent financial year. The firm saw turnover grow from £6.9m to £7.8m in the year to 31 October 2023, with profit increasing over the same period fr

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Legislation quashing the wrongful convictions of postmasters and subpostmasters in Northern Ireland has come into force. The Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Act 2024 received royal assent on Friday, meaning all convictions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have now been overturned providi

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Legislation establishing an Infected Blood Compensation Authority (IBCA) has been approved by UK MPs in one of their final acts before the coming general election. The approval of the Victims and Prisoners Bill comes days after the Infected Blood Inquiry concluded that the infection of around 30,000

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Retired Co Antrim solicitor John M. Boyd has passed away at the age of 78. Mr Boyd, who qualified in January 1972, passed away on Wednesday, according to the Law Society of Northern Ireland.

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Stardust lawyer Darragh Mackin is now representing the families of victims of the 1973 Summerland disaster, which saw 50 holidaymakers killed in a fire on the Isle of Man. Mr Mackin, a partner at Belfast firm Phoenix Law, has written to the Isle of Man's attorney general to notify him of the familie

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Belfast firm RP Crawford Solicitors has raised more through this year's annual charity will-writing campaign than any other firm in Northern Ireland, with an impressive total of £1,440. The firm has taken part in the Will Aid campaign since 2009, raising a grand total of £6,331 by volunt

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Caldwell & Robinson Solicitors has appointed David McConaghie as a solicitor in the Ireland-wide firm's Derry office. A graduate of Cambridge University, Mr McConaghie has practised for over 18 years in the north-west in residential and commercial property transactions.

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The PSNI is facing a £750,000 fine over the data breach which saw the personal information of all serving police officers and staff published online. Announcing its provisional decision yesterday, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said that, had the PSNI not been a public body, the f

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No-fault divorces could be introduced in Northern Ireland following similar legal reforms in England and Wales two years ago. Northern Ireland's finance minister Dr Caoimhe Archibald, who has responsibility for private family law, this week told MLAs that she "will ask my officials to explore how we

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Global legal business DWF is again sponsoring Trade NI's annual House of Commons reception, with DWF's chief executive officer Sir Nigel Knowles featuring as a keynote speaker. This afternoon's event will see the launch of a new report, Northern Ireland Building for Success, which has been produced

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Six Irish Travellers have settled a race discrimination case against a Co Tyrone inn for £24,000 with support from the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. The group of family and friends visited the Ryandale Inn in May 2023 where they planned to have a meal. When they attempted to order

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Northern Ireland will join the rest of the UK in increasing the age of sale for tobacco by one year every year in spite of concerns that it could fall foul of post-Brexit agreements. MLAs yesterday approved a legislative consent motion allowing the Tobacco and Vapes Bill, currently making its way th

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Legal and professional services group Gateley has promoted construction lawyer Ryan Wilson to associate in its Belfast office. Mr Wilson, who joined in 2022, advises developers, contractors and housebuilders on all types of construction disputes including fire safety and cladding disputes as well as

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Northern Ireland victims of the infected blood scandal are set to receive compensation through a UK government scheme following the publication of a damning inquiry report. The Infected Blood Inquiry yesterday concluded that the infection of around 30,000 people across the UK with hepatitis and HIV

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Racist hate crimes and incidents reported to the PSNI reached a record high in the 12 months to the end of March 2024, according to new figures. There were 1,353 racist incidents and 839 racist crimes recorded by police in the 12-month period, the highest since records began in 2004/05, according to

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