Northern Ireland

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Arthur Cox has named Lynsey Mallon as the next managing partner of its Northern Ireland practice. Ms Mallon will take up the position in April 2024 in addition to her role as head of the firm's corporate and commercial department, succeeding Catriona Gibson who, after an eight-year tenure as managin

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Northern Ireland personal injury and road traffic accident law firm JMK Solicitors has welcomed three newly-qualified solicitors following the completion of their apprenticeships. Ellie Jennings, Hayley Robinson and Jordan Kelly are now permanent members of the team, having successfully completed th

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A first-of-its-kind judicial review aimed at forcing Northern Ireland's Department of Infrastructure to resume carrying out exhaust emissions tests on diesel cars has been delayed until January. The case brought by Friends of the Earth NI with support from The PILS Project was expected to return to

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Northern Ireland personal injury and road traffic accident law firm JMK Solicitors has celebrated its 20th year in business. JMK Solicitors was established in 2003 by Newry-based businessman Jonathan McKeown, with the day-to-day running of the firm led by managing director Maurece Hutchinson and leg

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Stalking protection orders can now be granted by the Northern Ireland courts to protect victims of stalking from an immediate risk of harm. In effect from today, the new orders — also known as SPOs — will allow police to intervene early in an investigation, prior to any conviction of sta

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Environmental campaigners have lodged an appeal challenging a High Court ruling which paves the way for controversial plans to construct gas caverns under the seabed at Larne Lough. Mr Justice Michael Humphreys ruled in September that the decision to grant the marine license to the developers was a

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Law firms Millar McCall Wylie and Paschal O'Hare Personal Injury Solicitors have come together with road safety charity Brake to offer specialist legal support to victims of bereavement and catastrophic injury following road crashes. The two firms have been selected for the new legal panel, co-ordin

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The UK Supreme Court this month rejected an appeal challenging a decision which found that police officers and staff in the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) were historically underpaid holiday pay since 1998, up to a total value of £30 million. Delivering the judgment, Lord Kitchin an

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Northern Ireland firm Millar McCall Wylie has welcomed three newly-qualified solicitors — Roma O'Hagan, Sean Hayes and Roisin Cassidy — to its team. Ms O’Hagan joined the firm in 2021 as a paralegal, having graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2019. She has now qualif

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Criminal barristers in Northern Ireland will walk out next month in a legal aid dispute — just weeks after barristers south of the border secured a significant increase in fees in a similar action. The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) balloted members on a withdrawal of services in response to "

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A corporate solicitor at Baker McKenzie's Belfast office has launched a new YouTube channel to document his training and progress as a runner. Patrick Sheridan launched the 'Patrick the Runner' channel to share his journey after last year taking up running again for the first time since his school y

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Jon Boutcher, the former Bedfordshire Police chief constable leading Operation Kenova, has been confirmed as interim chief constable of the PSNI. The Northern Ireland Policing Board confirmed the appointment yesterday after it was approved by Northern Ireland secretary Chris Heaton-Harris.

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Northern Ireland's leading animal welfare charity has called for tougher sentences for animal abusers after a man who kicked a cat to death received only three months' imprisonment. Mark Carson, 44, this week lost an appeal against his three-month sentence in Coleraine County Appeal Court. He previo

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