The Law Society of Northern Ireland has condemned the attempted murder of a senior PSNI officer as an "attack on democracy and the rule of law". John Caldwell, a detective chief inspector in the PSNI's major investigation team, is in hospital in a "critical but stable" condition after being shot a n
Belfast-based Cleaver Fulton Rankin has retained its prestigious Investors in People accreditation. Investors in People is an international standard for people management, defining what is required to effectively lead, support and manage people to achieve sustainable results.
The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has announced a new partnership with Eco-Schools NI, an environmental education programme for schools across Northern Ireland. Under the new partnership, NIHRC will offer a limited number of workshops to post-primary schools that explore the inter
Belfast-based Tughans LLP has been named Northern Ireland's most active corporate law firm for an eighth year in a row. Tughans advised on 79 of the 267 transactions which took place last year, according to the Experian MarketIQ M&A review.
Belfast-based McCartan Turkington Breen (MTB) has announced a new charity partnership with Northern Ireland Hospice.
Two new commissioners have been appointed to the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. Lisa Caldwell and Stephen Mathews are joining the statutory body, while Neil Anderson, Duane Farrell, Jarlath Kearney and Carmel McKinney have been reappointed for a further three years.
The UK government is to step in to introduce a "soft opt-out" system of organ and tissue donation in Northern Ireland. The enactment of the Organ and Tissue Donation (Deemed Consent) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 has been delayed in the absence of a functioning Northern Ireland Assembly to pass second
Judges in Northern Ireland number alongside more than 11,000 in England and Wales who will lose pension benefits worth £3.5 billion at the end of this year if the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill passes. The bill, due to be scrutinised in the Lords next week, will revoke almost all
Human rights campaigners have raised concerns about the disproportionate use of stop and search by the PSNI on people from minoritised ethnic communities and on children. Figures published this week show that 21,190 people were stopped and searched in Northern Ireland by police last year.
Northern Ireland firm Turley Legal has launched a real estate practice following the appointment of a new senior associate and solicitor. Ciara Christie has joined the firm as a senior associate, having previously worked in a top-tier law firm in Belfast. She has significant property experience, bot
As Rishi Sunak arrives in Belfast for talks with political leaders on the Northern Ireland Protocol, Anurag Deb here examines the UK Supreme Court's latest Brexit ruling and what it means for the constitutional statutes doctrine. Anyone who is from Ireland, or who has witnessed a real (as opposed to
Northern Ireland personal injury firm JMK Solicitors has named PIPS Suicide Prevention Ireland as its chosen charity partner for 2023. The law firm, in conjunction with accident management company CRASH Services, will fundraise for the charity over the course of the year.
Omagh solicitor Joe McGarrity has passed away at the age of 57 after suffering a heart attack while driving. Mr McGarrity qualified as a solicitor in Northern Ireland in May 1996 and previously worked in Omagh firm McGale Kelly Solicitors.
A new research project has been launched to establish why a "significant" number of women are leaving Northern Ireland law firms in the middle of their careers. The Law Society of Northern Ireland has issued a call for participants in a new research study into women's experiences of working in the s
Global law firm Eversheds Sutherland has appointed Ian McFarland as an employment partner based in Belfast. Mr McFarland, previously an employment partner at Elliott Duffy Garrett, brings over 12 years' experience advising and representing clients on all aspects of employment law.