The legal safeguards governing covert surveillance of an Irish man's consultations with his lawyer were insufficient at the time of his custody the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has ruled. The applicant in the case of R.E. v. the United Kingdom was arrested and detained in Northern Ireland
A man who challenged the admission in evidence of material that revealed his membership of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and meant he was convicted of being a member of a proscribed organisation has failed in his appeal to the UK Supreme Court that the material should have been excluded at trial.
Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers All of the main paramilitary groups operating in Northern Ireland during the Troubles continue to exist, according to a UK government-commissioned assessment.
Andrew Walker, founder and managing director of Walker Legal Northern Ireland law firm Walker Legal has announced it is hiring six trainee solicitors, furthering its growth from 10 to 24 lawyers in the past 18 months.
David Buchanan-Cook, head of oversight at the SLCC The Scottish Legal Complaints Commission (SLCC) will be among those giving evidence to the Northern Ireland Assembly's committee for finance and personnel today.
A man appeared at Craigavon Magistrates Court today charged with terror offences after allegedly being found with a list of names of members of the judiciary. Connor Hughes, 23, was charged under section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
A part-time law student gained first-hand experience of the courtroom after being convicted of shoplifting from an Asda supermarket in Belfast. Diarmaid McMillan, 27, told Belfast Magistrates Court that he was leaving the store with a loaded trolley in order to get a bank card to make a full payment