Law Centre (NI) recently acted for a worker in the Northern Ireland care industry who was made redundant. The worker alleged that the contract she worked on transferred from her employer to a new provider and issued proceedings for unfair dismissal on grounds of failure to consult under the Transfer
Justice Minister David Ford Northern Ireland's Justice Minister David Ford has published a consultation on proposed changes to funding money damages claims.
Law Centre (NI) has successfully represented a Nigerian national who faced problems accessing primary healthcare in Northern Ireland. Having suffered a back injury, the man had tried to register as an NHS patient with his local GP but had been refused because the surgery’s staff thought he could n
A woman convicted of the murder of two individuals has had her application to nullify the abandonment of her appeal in respect of one of the murders rejected. The applicant, Mrs Hazel Stewart, was convicted of the murder of her former husband Mr Trevor Buchanan, and the wife of her former partner,Le
Thirteen members of a loyalist flute band that allegedly played a sectarian song outside a Catholic church in north Belfast have seen their convictions overturned. The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) did not oppose the appeal by members of the Young Conway Volunteers because they agreed to be bound
Attorney General John Larkin QC Northern Ireland's Attorney General John Larkin QC has denied that access to same-sex marriage is a human rights issue, telling the High Court in Belfast that it is a matter of “pure social policy”.
Pictured (l-r): Pro Bono Choir carollers Joe Rice, Bobbie-Leigh Herdman BL, Jonathan Ireland, Tracey Fraser and David John Reid BL Members of Northern Ireland's legal profession were in festive spirits at yesterday's launch of the Pro Bono Choir's inaugural Christmas CD in the Royal Courts of Justic
Grainne Teggart, campaign manager for Amnesty's My Body My Rights campaign Human rights organisation Amnesty International has welcomed yesterday's judgment that preventing access to abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormality (FFA) and pregnancies as a result of sexual crimes is unlawful.
Brendan McGuigan Brendan McGuigan has been re-appointed as Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice for Northern Ireland for the next three years.
Education Minister John O'Dowd New legislation that creates a legal definition of bullying and new responsibilities for public authorities in a bid to crack down on bullying in schools has been introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly.
The High Court in Northern Ireland has found that the outright ban on abortion breaches Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, in that it denies women and girls who are victims of rape and incest, as well as those suffering from fatal foetal abnormalities access to legal abortions. Th
Justice Minister David Ford Almost half of prisoners released from custody in Northern Ireland in 2012/13 went on to re-offend, according to new figures published by Justice Minister David Ford.
The Legal Services Agency is set to embark on its most high-profile bid to recover legal costs using a Recovery of Defence Costs Order, the Belfast Telegraph reports. Jimmy Seales is being pursued for £100,478 which he received in legal aid in order to fund his defence, marking the first time that
NIHRC Chief Commissioner Les Allamby The High Court in Belfast has ruled that preventing access to abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities (FFA) and pregnancies as a consequence of sexual crimes is unlawful.
Pictured (l-r): Ian Huddleston, Arleen Elliott, John Guerin and Alan Hunter in Law Society House, Belfast John Guerin has become the president of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, launching his presidency with a pledge to keep the Society at the forefront of justice issues in Northern Ireland.