PSNI chief constable George Hamilton The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has advised officers that those caught purchasing sex in contravention of a recently introduced law should be cautioned rather than prosecuted.
No further ex-soldiers will be arrested in connection with the Bloody Sunday killings until a judicial review application by seven ex-soldiers is heard in London next Thursday. The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) gave the assurances as lawyers for the seven men repeated claims that the cri
A range of NGOs have called on the Irish and British governments to ensure that legacy mechanisms agreed in talks between the leading Northern Ireland political parties are "human rights friendly". Talks aimed at breaking the political dead-lock in Northern Ireland are reportedly reaching their clos
A prisoner held in Maghaberry Prison was unlawfully segregated without proper authority, the High Court in Dublin has ruled. Victor Kennedy, 37, was held in solitary confinement for more than 50 days after an incident in March before being moved to another wing, according to Madden & Finucane So
Senior surgeons have warned that proposals to introduce an opt-out organ donor register could reduce public willingness to donate. The second stage of the Human Transplantation Bill was passed in the Northern Ireland Assembly on Monday.
Raymond Gillespie, Professor of History at Maynooth University and Judge Philip Babington, the Recorder of Londonderry, addressed around 80 people at the 2015 Walls400 History Lecture in St Columb's Cathedral in Derry on Saturday.
The Department of Justice must "speedily" revise new rules for legal aid fees in Northern Ireland following a ruling by a High Court judge. However, judicial review proceedings brought by the Bar Council of Northern Ireland and the Law Society of Northern Ireland failed to have Justice Minister D
A woman from Co Antrim is taking Northern Ireland's Department of Health to court over delays in publishing finalised guidance on abortion. Solicitor Peter Bowles, representing the woman, said the delay had "far-reaching and very real consequences for those unfortunate enough to have to utilise the
A sausage firm based in Downpatrick has threatened legal action against the World Health Organisation (WHO) for causing damage to its "reputation and business". Denis Lynn, chief executive of Lynn's Country Foods, told the Belfast News Letter that widely-reported claims that sausages can increase th
Solicitors acting for seven former soldiers have lodged emergency High Court proceedings that could derail the investigation into the Bloody Sunday killings. The ex-paratroopers are seeking a judicial review against the Police Service of Northern Ireland on the basis that the investigation launched
Arleen Elliott, president of the Law Society The Law Society of Northern Ireland has warned the general public, local businesses and its members to be extremely vigilant following a new report of a fraud perpetrated on a firm of solicitors.
Chief inspector of Criminal Justice NI, Brendan McGuigan A new prison facility could be built at Maghaberry Prison to house high risk and dangerous prisoners following a scathing inspection report published last week.
Patricia Carty, social security legal adviser at Law Centre (NI) Law Centre (NI) has successfully represented a former civil servant who had appealed a decision to reduce her Incapacity Benefit because Northern Ireland’s Social Security Agency had said her civil service injury award was equivalent