Northern Ireland's High Court has granted leave for a prisoner's judicial review of restrictions likened to solitary confinement imposed on inmates returning from compassionate temporary release. The legal action — brought by prisoner Curtis Tanner, represented by solicitor Owen Beattie &mdash
The Times has published an obituary of Judge Robin Rowland which recalls his military service in World War II as part of the British Empire's "Forgotten Army". Judge Rowland was born in Co Antrim in 1922 and began studying law at Queen's University Belfast in 1940, where he also joined the British A
A court has dismissed charges against dozens of people who allegedly took part in an illegal dissident republican parade after a successful challenge to the prosecution evidence. A total of 43 people — 35 men and eight women — were charged with failing to comply with conditions put in pl
Northern Ireland's High Court has determined that a personal injury settlement which a man received two years before his bankruptcy did not form part of the bankruptcy estate. The court found that the sum satisfied a statutory exception, and should be excluded because it represented provisions neces
Worthingtons Solicitors has welcomed two new solicitors, Aoife McCann and Victoria Roberts. Ms McCann joined the firm's family/matrimonial department this month, where she is working alongside Naomi Devlin, Sarah Elliott and Stephanie Lindsay in advising clients across a wide range of family matters
Northern Ireland's High Court has quashed a decision by the UK government not to establish a public inquiry into the 1998 murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane. In a ruling handed down yesterday, Mr Justice Scoffield said he had "no hesitation in concluding" that the UK government "remains in bre
Richard Gray: Private equity to fuel mergers and acquisitions activity in Northern Ireland next year
Richard Gray, head of the corporate team at Belfast-based Carson McDowell, considers the trends in M&A activity in Northern Ireland. Given the turbulence that has characterised so much of 2022, there has remained an encouraging amount of mergers & acquisitions (M&A) activity in Northern
Retired Co Antrim solicitor Patrick Diamond has passed away. Mr Diamond was admitted to the roll in 1988, and practised in Randalstown-based Patrick Diamond & Co before retiring in 2009.
Staff at JMK Solicitors and CRASH Services have donated a total of £41,000 to their 2022 charity partner, Cancer Fund for Children.
NI Court of Appeal: ‘Undoubtedly stiff’ sentence upheld for heinous sexual act committed against 12-day old son
Northern Ireland’s Court of Appeal has upheld a 19-year prison sentence for offences committed by a father against his 12-day-old son. The court accepted that this was a stiff sentence, but found it reasonable given the nature of the acts in question, and given the appellant’s lack of re
A ministerial decision to cease checks on animals and agri-food goods moving from Great Britain into Northern Ireland was unlawful and motivated by political considerations, the High Court has ruled. The High Court yesterday delivered its judgment on a legal challenge brought by two individuals and
Retired Portadown solicitor Paul Connolly has passed away. Mr Connolly was admitted to the roll of solicitors in Northern Ireland in 1981. He set up as a sole practitioner in Portadown in 1994 before retiring in 2010.
Judge Patrick Kinney has been appointed and sworn into office as a High Court judge in Northern Ireland in one of three new judicial appointments. Alongside the appointment of Mr Justice Kinney, Judge Mark McGarrity and Mark Reel have been appointed as County Court judges.
The Department for Communities has launched a call for evidence to explore the establishment of a debt respite scheme in Northern Ireland. The primary aim of the pre-consultation is to build on evidence already gathered and source further insight from the debt advice sector, creditors and individual
The Law Society of Northern Ireland has raised over £1,300 for Include Youth's Christmas appeal. Established over 40 years ago, Include Youth is an independent organisation which actively promotes the rights, best interests of and best practice with young people with care experience and young