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Global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has celebrated an "exceptional year" for its Belfast office as it announced record-breaking results of £1.103 billion in revenue and £381.2 million in profit in the last financial year. The firm saw its revenues increase by six per cent on th

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Dr Conor McCormick of Queen's University Belfast examines recent developments concerning the office of Attorney General and its equivalents. This month marks the publication of my book on The Constitutional Legitimacy of Law Officers in the United Kingdom, which contains a detailed analysis of the f

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Northern Ireland's justice minister, Naomi Long, has condemned the display of effigies portraying her and other politicians being hanged. Photographs circulating on social media show the sinister effigies of Naomi Long and Sinn Féin leaders Michelle O'Neill and Mary Lou McDonald on display at

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Sir Declan Morgan QC PC, the former lord chief justice of Northern Ireland, is chairing an Independent Commission on Counter-terrorism Law, Policy and Practice which will examine the impact of current counter-terrorism laws. The commission has launched its public call for evidence and will also call

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The latest episode of the Bar of Northern Ireland's Legal History Podcast series has put the spotlight on the experiences of newly-called barristers. Presenter Fionola Meredith is joined by Amy Kerr, Alana Harty and Nick Lennon — members of the Young Bar Association — for a candid discus

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Belfast firm Thompson Crooks Solicitors has announced the promotion of solicitor William Nugent to the position of director. Mr Nugent, who qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and joined the firm in 2017, is the immediate past chair of the Northern Ireland Young Solicitors' Association (NIYSA).

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Dr Evelyn Collins CBE, the chief executive of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, has announced her intention to step down this autumn. A graduate of University of Sheffield School of Law with Masters' degrees in criminology from the University of Toronto and human rights and discriminatio

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland will participate in this month's Belfast Pride Parade for the first time in its history. Many lawyers have joined the parade in recent years as part of groups such as Lawyers with Pride, which was established in 2016, but the Society itself has never taken part in

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Lady Hale, the first woman justice of the UK Supreme Court and its first woman president, has been awarded an honorary degree by Queen's University Belfast (QUB). Her recognition by QUB comes days after the university also bestowed an honorary degree on the former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Irel

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An associate solicitor at Cleaver Fulton Rankin has been recognised as a rising star at the annual LawNet Awards 2022. Nathan Campbell, who works in the firm's employment and immigration team, was the only award winner from Northern Ireland at this year's ceremony, receiving the award in the "Rising

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