Northern Ireland

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GPs in Northern Ireland are helping to identify and refer victims of domestic and sexual abuse to specialist support under a new pilot scheme. The "identification and referral to improve safety" (IRIS) programme is currently being piloted in 16 practices in East Belfast and the Newry and Mourne area

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Belfast solicitor Gerard Duffy, one of the founding partners of Elliott Duffy Garrett (EDG), has passed away. Mr Duffy, who was admitted to the roll of solicitors in 1952 and retired in 1993, died on Friday at the age of 93.

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The principal legislation governing arbitrations in Northern Ireland as well as England and Wales is set to be reviewed by the Law Commission. The review of the Arbitration Act 1996, which will be launched in the first quarter of 2022 with a consultation paper to follower later that year, aims to en

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Residential landlords in Northern Ireland could be required to give tenants up to six months' notice to leave their home under plans put out to consultation. The Department for Communities is consulting on the notice to quit period while the Private Tenancies Bill 2021 makes its way through the Asse

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Service dogs used by police and prison officers in Northern Ireland will gain additional legal protections under legislation which has passed a major hurdle at Stormont. The Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill, dubbed "Finn's law" after a police dog killed in England, will increase the maximum pen

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Belfast-based Cleaver Fulton Rankin has announced the appointment of Jeanette Donohoe as its new head of dispute resolution. A director in the firm, she has been promoted to the position due to her depth of litigation experience and will lead the department as it continues to grow and innovate acros

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Northern Ireland barrister Conor Mullan has joined 3PB Barristers in London. Mr Mullan continues to practise as a barrister both in Northern Ireland, where he qualified in 2003, and in England and Wales, where he qualified in 2012.

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Sir Declan Morgan, former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, will next week deliver a lecture on the history of Northern Ireland's chief justices. The event on Wednesday 8 December, 5pm, will look at the 10 individuals who have held the top judicial post from 1921 up to the present day and the

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Insolvency law specialist Brigid Napier has been elected as president of the Law Society of Northern Ireland. Ms Napier, a director at Napier Solicitors in Belfast, has taken up her new role with a commitment to represent the interests of solicitors and their clients and to meet the challenges ahead

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Irish Legal News is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of a rare and important fine art print of Irish artist Stephen McClean’s specially-commissioned painting of the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast, published by Hanna Fine Art to mark the historical appointment of Mrs Justice Keeg

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