The Northern Ireland Assembly's insurance policy no longer covers the costs of libel and slander settlements for MLAs, the News Letter reports. A spokesperson for the Assembly confirmed that the change was made when the insurance policy was renewed in April 2015.
PSNI officers arrested almost 400 drivers and motorcyclists for drink driving between 27 November 2015 and 2 January 2016, an increase of over 40 per cent on the year before. Provisional figures released by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) show that a total of 396 drink driving arrests
A police officer who allegedly threatened to arrest a senior judge during court proceedings has been referred to the Attorney General for Northern Ireland. Thomas Anthony Carlin, 43, appeared at the High Court in Belfast today for trial on one charge of contempt of court.
A man has lost his appeal against an order pursuant to section 32(1) of the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978, which requires him to obtain the consent of the High Court before instituting or continuing any legal proceedings in any court or tribunal. The order was made at the request of the Att
Pictured (l-r): Chris English, Davy Private Clients; John Guerin, president of the Law Society; and Conor Cahalane, Davy Private Clients The Law Society of Northern Ireland has announced a new sponsorship agreement with Belfast-based wealth manager Davy Private Clients for 2016.
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan The Northern Ireland Assembly has approved far-reaching legislation designed to tackle drink driving by introducing tighter restrictions, a graduated penalty scheme and greater police powers.
A group campaigning for the extension of the Abortion Act 1967 to Northern Ireland has condemned the prosecution of a 21-year-old woman for procuring an abortion. The woman, from Co Down, appeared in Belfast Magistrates' Court yesterday charged with two offences under the Offences Against the Person
A woman has been granted leave for a judicial review against the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) over its decision to reinstate an officer under investigation in connection with her son's death, the Belfast Telegraph reports. The Public Prosecution Service is still considering the findings
Northern Ireland's Justice Minister David Ford has met with the judges of the 2016 Justice in the Community Awards ahead of the close of nominations next month. Mr Ford has encouraged members of the public to submit nominations for the awards, which are now in their fifth year, by 1 February 2016.
Gerry McAlinden QC, chair of the Bar Council of Northern Ireland More than 800 cases have been held up in Northern Ireland's courts due to an ongoing row between lawyers and the Department of Justice over legal aid cuts.