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Lawyers involved in the high-profile 2018 rape trial of rugby player Paddy Jackson have reached a settlement in their defamation proceedings against former Ireland and Ulster rugby captain Rory Best. Solicitors Kevin Winters and Joe McVeigh of Belfast firm KRW Law and barristers Brendan Kelly QC and

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Controversial legislation which will allow the UK government to unilaterally disapply parts of the Northern Ireland protocol has cleared a major parliamentary hurdle. The Northern Ireland Protocol Bill was approved at second reading in the House of Commons by 295-221, with Conservative and DUP MPs v

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Former solicitor Jim Fitzpatrick, best known as the long-standing proprietor of The Irish News, has passed away at the age of 93. Born in Belfast in 1929, Mr Fitzpatrick was admitted as a solicitor in 1954 and began to practise civil law in the firm established by his father.

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Law firms in Northern Ireland will shortly receive a free copy of a new book celebrating one hundred years of the Law Society of Northern Ireland. The publication was officially launched yesterday at a ceremony in the Great Hall at Parliament Buildings Stormont, attended by over 120 members of the l

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Improvements in the processing of criminal legal aid payments in Northern Ireland have been hampered by the availability of legal aid funding, a watchdog has warned. An inspection report from Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) has found that the new Legal Aid Management System (LAMS)

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Solicitor Jose Lazaro has been appointed as the new honorary vice-consul of Spain in Belfast. Mr Lazaro, a solicitor and abogado in the corporate and commercial team at MKB Law since 2020, is a qualified Spanish, Irish and UK lawyer, and was the first Spanish lawyer to qualify in Northern Ireland as

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Legal bodies have hit back at UK prime minister Boris Johnson's claim that lawyers representing refugees were “abetting the work of criminal gangs” amid attempts to prevent asylum seekers from being removed to Rwanda. The plan to send a man to Rwanda was last night interrupted by a rulin

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There are just two days left to apply for the Lord Kerr Scholarship at Queen's University Belfast School of Law. Given in memory of the former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and UK Supreme Court justice, the scholarship is intended to encourage the very best home and international students t

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John McShane, partner and head of employment at McCartan Turkington Breen, has completed a gruelling triathlon in aid of charity. The Carrickfergus Castle Triathalon consists of a 750m sea swim, a 20km cycle and ends with a 5km run. Mr McShane undertook a rigorous training regime for several months

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