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Solicitors Anne Marshall and Alana McSorley have been appointed as district judges in Northern Ireland. The two women were sworn into office yesterday before Dame Siobhan Keegan, the Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland.

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The Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland is considering whether to launch an investigation into the use of strip-searches against dozens of under-18s last year. A recent investigation by The Detail revealed that PSNI officers strip-searched children and young people under the age of 1

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Amanda Stewart, the chief executive of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland, has been recognised with the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Ms Stewart said: "I feel very humbled to have received this honour and it is recognition of all those working within justic

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Belfast and Newtownards firm Worthingtons Solicitors has announced the promotion of a new partner and two new associate partners. Brian Moss has been promoted to partner in the firm's litigation department, where he specialises in judicial review litigation and disputes involving public law and huma

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Northern Ireland corporate and commercial law firm Mills Selig has announced the promotion of Rebecca Logan to senior associate. Ms Logan joined Mills Selig as a commercial litigation solicitor in 2019, having previously spent three years at a specialist commercial litigation firm in the north-east

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More than 50 new solicitors have been welcomed to the Northern Ireland profession at a unique reception held two years after their admission ceremony was cancelled due to the pandemic. The new lawyers were addressed by Brigid Napier, the president of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, and the Lady

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Just nine law firms are available to undertake legal aid work in immigration and asylum law in Northern Ireland, according to a new report. The report, produced by barrister and researcher Dr Jo Wilding for Refugee Action Good Practice, examines access to immigration legal advice in different parts

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Northern Ireland's only Irish language theatre company has launched legal action against the Arts Council over its decision to withdraw funding from the group. The theatre group, Aisling Ghéar, is challenging the decision on the basis that it is unfair and irrational. The annual funding from

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The PSNI is facing legal action after a data breach reportedly saw the personal information of 152 people shared with police in the United States. The force said it had referred itself to the Police Ombudsman and informed the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) in relation to the breach, the Bel

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A centuries-old ban on the use of the Irish language in the Northern Ireland courts will be repealed under language legislation introduced to Westminster today. The Identity and Language (Northern Ireland) Bill will grant official status to the Irish language as part of a package of measures to prom

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