Northern Ireland

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A minister in the Northern Ireland Executive has said her department will have "no part" in enforcing new Home Office rules targeting rough sleepers for deportation. Communities minister Deirdre Hargey said guidance issued by the Home Office in April, to the effect that homeless non-nationals can be

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Belfast-based Millar McCall Wylie has launched a new identity and dedicated online presence for its personal injury legal services team following a period of growth. The firm, which employs over 40 legal professionals between its Belfast city centre and Ballyhackamore offices, has created MMW Claims

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Lisa Bryson, partner and head of employment at Eversheds Sutherland in Belfast, considers where employers in Northern Ireland stand in relation to the "return to the office". As we approach the autumn, minds will inevitably turn to the final quarter of 2021 and many will begin thinking about next ye

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Banking and finance lawyer Nichola Coghlan has joined UK law firm TLT as an associate in its Belfast office. Ms Coghlan, who joins from Tughans, brings experience in secured and unsecured lending, corporate finance, refinance, restructuring, securitisations, invoice and trade finance and banking.

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Legislation to improve protections for Northern Ireland tenants living in the private rented sector have cleared the second stage in the Northern Ireland Assembly. The Private Tenancies Bill, introduced just before the summer recess, restricts rent increases to once a year and extends the notice to

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A long-awaited review into the care of vulnerable people in Northern Ireland's prisons has been completed and a report is due to be published next week. The review was first announced in 2016 after a series of deaths in custody and was subsequently passed in December 2018 to the Regulation and Quali

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Northern Ireland's justice minister Naomi Long has reassured Derry solicitors that the city's Bishop Street courthouse will reopen "once Covid has passed". Department of Justice officials have met with the Law Society of Northern Ireland and are set to meet with the Foyle Local Solicitors Associatio

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Northern Ireland will be the first part of the UK to introduce a specific criminal offence of "downblousing" as part of a bill aimed at improving protections for victims of sexual offences and trafficking. Two new voyeurism offences covering upskirting and downblousing respectively form part of the

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Northern Ireland human rights commissioner Maura Muldoon has passed away at the age of 62. Ms Muldoon was appointed to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) for a three-year term just over a year ago.

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Chris Guy, managing partner and head of corporate at Mills Selig, has been named Northern Ireland's Dealmaker of the Year. Mr Guy was named as the winner of the top prize at the Northern Ireland Dealmakers Awards 2021 by Insider on Friday.

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UK law firm TLT has signed the Greener Litigation Pledge as part of its aim to be a net zero business by 2025 and to support its clients with their own sustainability goals. Signatories commit to actively reducing, with a view to minimising, the environmental impacts of litigation in the English and

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Family lawyers have been urged to complete surveys related to legal aid fees before they close later this month. Solicitors who worked on proceedings in relation to Article 8 or Article 50 applications under the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 in the Family Proceedings Court (FPC) between Apr

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