Following his full judgment on 30 November, Horner J of the Northern Ireland High Court of Justice has found that it is not possible to read Northern Ireland’s abortion law in a way that is compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights. The Judge had invited further submissions on the is
Lord Chief Justice Sir Declan Morgan A bid by the widow of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane to overturn a High Court ruling which found that Prime Minister David Cameron was justified in refusing an inquest into his death will be heard in April.
The Northern Ireland Executive has appointed a three-person panel to develop an anti-paramilitarism strategy for Northern Ireland. Delivering on a key commitment from recent cross-party talks, the Executive tasked Lord Alderdice, Monica McWilliams and John McBurney with developing continued recommen
Seven ex-soldiers who brought a judicial review against the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) cannot now be arrested and brought to Northern Ireland to be interviewed in connection with the Bloody Sunday killings. The High Court in London ruled in favour of a legal bid by the seven men, know
Northern Ireland's Justice Minister David Ford has said he will continue to press the Northern Ireland Executive to agree to bring forward legislation allowing abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormality (FFA). However, Mr Ford said changing the law around abortion in the event of pregnancies a
Joe Rice of John J Rice & Co. A judgment in the trial of Pastor James McConnell will be delivered on Tuesday 5 January, the High Court in Belfast has heard.
Justice Minister David Ford and Education Minister John O’Dowd, pictured with Brian Ingram, Director of the Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre in Bangor Responsibility for education provision for Northern Ireland's young people in custody will transfer from the Department of Justice to the Educatio
Gerry McAlinden QC, chairman of the Bar of Northern Ireland Barristers will continue to turn down criminal cases in protest of legal aid reforms in Northern Ireland, The Irish News reports.
Pictured (l-r): John Guerin and Nadine Campbell The Law Society of Northern Ireland has named children's cancer charity Clic Sargent as its chosen charity of the year for 2016.
Worthingtons Solicitors was recently honoured with two awards at the Ards Borough Business Awards 2015.
A High Court judge has determined that the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 is incompatible with a landmark human rights ruling on abortion. Mr Justice Horner cannot overturn the 1861 legislation, but was given the option of either "reading down" the law or granting a declaration of incompatibil
Attorney General John Larkin Northern Ireland's chief legal adviser, Attorney General John Larkin, will remain in the post until May 2019.
Pictured (l-r): Alan Hunter, chief executive of the Law Society, the Honourable Mr Justice Colton, and John Guerin Lawyers are the “guardians of freedom of speech”, members of the legal profession heard at an event hosted in Belfast to mark European Lawyers Day 2015.
Jon Snow Channel 4 News presenter and journalist Jon Snow yesterday paid tribute to the work of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) as it launched its 2015 report.
Pictured (l-r): Louise McAloon, partner at Worthingtons; Charlie Mack, CEO at Extern; Celia Worthington, senior partner at Worthingtons (Photo credit: Elaine Hill photography) Belfast-based law firm Worthingtons Solicitors has decided to donate its annual Christmas card costs to support social justi