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Children with special needs and disabilities in Northern Ireland are "being forgotten" in the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Children's Law Centre (CLC) has warned. The law centre issued a statement yesterday in response to reports of disabled children facing severe negative impacts as a res

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Northern Ireland's Department of Justice has launched a survey on rape myths in a bid to identify "which ones should be prioritised for challenge". The "Have Your Say: Bust The Myths" survey, which will run for 10 weeks, is being undertaken by the Gillen education and awareness working group, which

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Northern Ireland businesses which have fallen into rent arrears will be protected from eviction until March 2022 following an extension of Covid-19 laws. The special provision in section 83 of the Coronavirus Act 2020, which was first applied at the end of March 2022, has been extended again until M

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The UK government's proposed amnesty for killings and serious crimes related to the Troubles is even more far-reaching than the widely-criticised amnesty introduced by Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet, according to a new analysis. A team of legacy experts based within Queen's University Bel

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US employment and immigration law firm Ogletree Deakins is set to expand into Northern Ireland with the establishment of a legal support centre in Belfast. Around 78 jobs will be created over the next three years with support from Invest Northern Ireland, which has offered £312,000 in financia

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Global law firm Kennedys has announced the appointment of its first-ever legal directors in Dublin and Belfast as part of a record promotions round. Dublin lawyer Martina O'Mahoney and Belfast-based Frances Thompson and Megan Boyd have been appointed as legal directors, a new role which aims to reco

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Belfast solicitor Claire O'Mahony has passed away a year after her retirement from practice. Ms O'Mahony, who headed the wills and probate department at Boyd Rice Solicitors, passed away peacefully at Marie Curie on Friday 3 September.

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Northern Ireland solicitor Diarmuid Devlin has been appointed as a partner at London law firm Taylor Rose MW. Mr Devlin joined McMillan Williams Solicitors, which eventually became Taylor Rose MW, in 2017 a year after relocating to London from Northern Ireland.

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Dame Siobhan Keegan has been sworn into office as Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland at a ceremony in the Royal Courts of Justice. The first woman to hold Northern Ireland's top judicial post, Dame Siobhan was sworn into office in the Nisi Prius court in front of a small group of family and frie

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