Northern Ireland

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Northern Ireland's Department of Justice has no figures on the number of cases dismissed at court as a result of errors in warrants or improperly completed warrants. In response to a parliamentary question, justice minister Naomi Long said: "Departmental datasets do not hold information in relation

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Strategic planning policy on oil and gas development in Northern Ireland is set to be reviewed to ensure it "remains appropriate in the context of the climate emergency". Infrastructure minister Nichola Mallon said the review will include consideration of unconventional hydrocarbon development, comm

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Staff and friends of Madden & Finucane Solicitors are taking part in the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon to raise money for Action Cancer and the Stroke Association. Solicitor advocate Michael Madden, pictured with other members of the Belfast Solicitors' Association, said: "This year we ha

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Belfast law firm McKees has welcomed three new trainee solicitors after a record number of applications for its annual trainee solicitor programme. Catriona Lilley, Sarah Bissett and Anselm Henry will gain experience in the firm's corporate and commercial, banking and financial services, real estate

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland has called on the UK government to "uphold the rule of law" and reconsider controversial plans to end all criminal investigations and prosecutions linked to killings during the Troubles. The sharpest intervention yet by the solicitors' body comes shortly after the

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Lady Hale will deliver a speech on "Northern Ireland in the Supreme Court" at a virtual event hosted by the Belfast Solicitors Association (BSA) next week. Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, served as president of the UK Supreme Court from 2017 until her retirement in January 2020.

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UK government plans to end all criminal prosecutions linked to the Troubles are "incompatible with the United Kingdom's international obligations", the European commissioner for human rights has said. In a letter to Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis, the Council of Europe's commissioner for h

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The High Court has dismissed an application to hold police responsible for dismantling a dangerous bonfire, finding that the threat of “widespread unrest” outweighed the effects of the anti-social and unlawful behaviour. The emergency application was brought by AB, who lives in the vicin

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A victims' commissioner for Northern Ireland is set to be established on a non-statutory basis until legislation can be progressed for a statutory commissioner. Justice minister Naomi Long said the decision, which follows a 12-week public consultation, will "ensure this voice for victims can be intr

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A new programme which aims to tackle offending among young men by looking at how masculinity and gender stereotypes impact their decision-making has been launched by the Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI). The groundbreaking "Back on Track" programme, which will be piloted later this year,

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Co Antrim law firm Armstrong Solicitors has announced the appointment of Bryan Meldrum as its first-ever chief operating officer. Mr Meldrum joins the Newtownabbey-based firm from the healthcare industry, where he specialised in financial management, business development, management information syst

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