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Labour would scrap the UK government's controversial legacy law, the party has said in its manifesto. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Act 2023, which the Irish government is challenging in a rare interstate application to the European Court of Human Rights, ended most legal

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland's centenary bursary scheme has returned for 2024. Introduced in 2023 as part of a legacy project to mark the Society’s centenary year, the scheme aims to broaden access to the profession by supporting trainee solicitors without the means to finance their pla

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland has appointed Dr Patricia O'Lynn as its new head of policy and engagement. "Patricia brings a wealth of experience from various public and academic roles to her new role," the Law Society said in a statement.

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Former Law Society of Northern Ireland president Tony McGettigan has passed away. Mr McGettigan qualified as a solicitor in 1975 and was principal of Enniskillen firm P J Flanagan & Co until his retirement last June.

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Members of the public have been urged to contribute to an inquiry into gaps in equality legislation in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Assembly's committee for the Executive Office is undertaking an inquiry into differences in equality legislation between Northern Ireland, other parts of the

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Nearly £5 million of cash and assets were seized from organised crime groups in Northern Ireland last year, according to new figures. The 2022/23 annual report of the Organised Crime Task Force (OCTF) reveals that a total of £4.8 million was seized from criminals involved in drug traffic

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Belfast-based Paschal O'Hare Solicitors has expanded its newly-established hearing loss department with the appointment of legal professional Ella McConville. Ms McConville graduated from Queen's University Belfast with an undergraduate degree in law in 2023 and aspires to complete a postgraduate de

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland has published its new diversity, equality and inclusion strategy. Developed through consultation with members and wider stakeholders, the strategy identifies three strategic objectives under the headings of 'access to the profession', 'building a successful career

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Northern Ireland's Department of Justice is considering whether journalists should be allowed to report on family court proceedings in response to calls from domestic abuse survivors. Several women have met with the victims of crime commissioner designate to push for increased transparency in the fa

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A fresh proposal to increase Northern Ireland's minimum age of criminal responsibility, currently the lowest in Europe at just 10 years old, is to come before the Executive. Justice minister Naomi Long has previously spoken of her frustration at the lack of political consensus on raising the age (MA

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A PSNI report on the use of covert surveillance against journalists and lawyers has not provided adequate reassurances, the Northern Ireland Policing Board has said. The 60-page report, published yesterday, states firmly: "The central public concern has been that there was widespread, and unjustifie

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Human rights lawyer Blinne Ní Gralaigh KC is to deliver the Bloody Sunday Trust's annual lecture in Derry next week. Ms Ní Gralaigh, who previously worked as a legal observer on the Bloody Sunday Inquiry, shot to global prominence earlier this year when she appeared before the Internat

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