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A 14-year old Northern Irish girl will be allowed to sue Facebook for the repeated publication of a naked photograph of her in what she claims is misuse of private information, negligence and a breach of the Data Protection Act. The High Court in Belfast has ruled that the case can go ahead after re

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In the High Court in Belfast, Justice Maguire refused an application for leave to apply for judicial review of the Government’s “On the Run” scheme. The application for leave was rendered academic due to the outcome of the Hallett Review, and subsequent statements from the Secretary of State f

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Mr Justice Maguire has set aside October 4 and 5 to hear legal challenges to Brexit with campaigners and a cross-party group of MPs separately arguing that it would be unlawful to trigger article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty without the approval of the UK Parliament. The legal team for Raymond McCord, wh

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Tender documents from the Department of the Taoiseach have revealed further information about the proposed Citizens' Assembly that will examine, among other things, the Eighth Amendment. The assembly, comprised of 99 members andChairperson Judge Mary Laffoy (pictured) will meet for up to ten weekend

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Friends and colleagues of Thomas Doherty, one of Derry’s best-known solicitors, have been shocked and saddened at his sudden death over the weekend after a short illness. Mr Doherty ran his own firm in the city for many years and was a popular figure in Derry’s legal community.

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Aim-listed legal firm Gateley has launched in Northern Ireland, with the opening of an office in Belfast for its newly acquired tax advisory business. Gateley Capitus was established after Gateley purchased tax advisory firm Capitus for £2.7m in April.

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Inmates at the troubled Maghaberry Prison are being held in solitary confinement for periods which far exceed the United Nations (UN) recommendation of no longer than15 days. Figures obtained by the investigative website, The Detail, show that last year at least 10 prisoners were held in solitary co

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The High Court in Belfast has refused an application by the Chief Constable of the PSNI to stay proceedings brought by a solicitor as an abuse of process on the basis that there has been “no real and substantial tort”. The relevant proceedings brought by the solicitor were in relation to a comme

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Two legal challenges to Brexit are set to go before the senior judicial review judge at the High Court in Belfast on Monday. Raymond McCord, a prominent victims' rights campaigner whose son was killed by loyalist paramilitaries in 1997, lodged his application for judicial review last month. He has b

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The Department of Justice has provided compensation to three women who were caught up as schoolchildren in the Holy Cross dispute in north Belfast in 2001, the Belfast Telegraph reports. Catholic primary school children at Holy Cross Girls' School faced weeks of loyalist protests on their way to sch

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