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Retired Belfast solicitor John H. Walker has passed away. Mr Walker was admitted to the roll of solicitors in 1960 and was principal of John G H Wilson & Company Solicitors before retiring in 1997.

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Environmental campaigners in Northern Ireland have succeeded in overturning a High Court ruling which paved the way for controversial plans to construct gas caverns under the seabed at Larne Lough. The Court of Appeal yesterday ruled in favour of Friends of the Earth Northern Ireland and community g

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New restrictions on XL Bully dogs are to come into force in Northern Ireland next month. From 5 July 2024, it will remain legal to own an XL Bully type dog, but owners must ensure their dog is muzzled and on a lead when in a public place. Selling, gifting, exchanging, or breeding from an XL Bully ty

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The director of the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) at Queen's University Belfast has been recognised in the King's birthday honours list. Professor Barbara Jemphrey has been named Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to education.

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Labour would scrap the UK government's controversial legacy law, the party has said in its manifesto. The Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Act 2023, which the Irish government is challenging in a rare interstate application to the European Court of Human Rights, ended most legal

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland's centenary bursary scheme has returned for 2024. Introduced in 2023 as part of a legacy project to mark the Society’s centenary year, the scheme aims to broaden access to the profession by supporting trainee solicitors without the means to finance their pla

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland has appointed Dr Patricia O'Lynn as its new head of policy and engagement. "Patricia brings a wealth of experience from various public and academic roles to her new role," the Law Society said in a statement.

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Former Law Society of Northern Ireland president Tony McGettigan has passed away. Mr McGettigan qualified as a solicitor in 1975 and was principal of Enniskillen firm P J Flanagan & Co until his retirement last June.

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Members of the public have been urged to contribute to an inquiry into gaps in equality legislation in Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Assembly's committee for the Executive Office is undertaking an inquiry into differences in equality legislation between Northern Ireland, other parts of the

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Nearly £5 million of cash and assets were seized from organised crime groups in Northern Ireland last year, according to new figures. The 2022/23 annual report of the Organised Crime Task Force (OCTF) reveals that a total of £4.8 million was seized from criminals involved in drug traffic

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Belfast-based Paschal O'Hare Solicitors has expanded its newly-established hearing loss department with the appointment of legal professional Ella McConville. Ms McConville graduated from Queen's University Belfast with an undergraduate degree in law in 2023 and aspires to complete a postgraduate de

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland has published its new diversity, equality and inclusion strategy. Developed through consultation with members and wider stakeholders, the strategy identifies three strategic objectives under the headings of 'access to the profession', 'building a successful career

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