Northern Ireland

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Law Centre NI has been recognised for its work in ensuring access to justice for all with an award at the UK-wide Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards (LALYs). The Law Centre won the Regional Legal Aim Firm/Not-for-Profit Agency category. It was nominated alongside the Family Law Company in Exeter an

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International law firm DAC Beachcroft has announced the promotion of Catriona McCorry to partner in the firm's Belfast office. The move forms part of a global round involving the appointment of 16 new partners, seven new legal directors, 30 new senior associates and eight new associates.

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The family of a loyalist shot dead in 1991 have launched civil proceedings against Libya over its supply of weapons to the Provisional IRA. Belfast firm KRW LAW LLP has been instructed to act on behalf of the family of William Kingsberry Snr, who was shot at his home in Belfast in November 1991 alon

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The Private Tenancies Bill was introduced to the Assembly yesterday with aims of improving protections for tenants living in the private rented sector. Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey said: "I am putting the needs of tenants at the heart of my approach. Private renters should have access to a go

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A new project examining perspectives on the Good Friday Agreement has been launched by the UCL Constitution Unit. The project, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, will be led by Dr Alan Renwick, the unit's deputy director who previously chaired the Working Group on Unification Referendum

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A pared-back bill to update the law on sexual offending in Northern Ireland has been introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill is focused on enhancing public safety and improving services for victims of trafficking and exploitation.

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Legislation providing for a "soft opt-out" system of organ and tissue donation in Northern Ireland has been introduced to Stormont. Under the Organ and Tissue Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill, it is considered that everyone would be willing to donate their organs unless they have formally opted out or

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A prisoner in HMP Maghaberry has launched a judicial review of the ban on sexual contact between inmates and the restriction on access to condoms in the prison. The anonymous inmate's challenge against the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) is believed to be the first of its kind and allege

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The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) is facing a judicial review after today's collapse of the trials of two former British soldiers facing Troubles-era murder charges. The PPS announced today that it would discontinue the prosecutions of the former British soldiers known only as "Soldier F" and "So

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Northern Ireland’s legal profession has paid tribute to Sir Declan Morgan, who has retired as Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland. Rowan White, president of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, and Bernard Brady QC, chair of the Bar of Northern Ireland, have both marked Sir Declan’s r

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