Northern Ireland

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The Bar of Northern Ireland has welcomed the publication of the delivery plan for modernisation of the civil and family justice system. Justice minister Naomi Long yesterday published her plan of actions to be taken over the remainder of the current Assembly mandate to make the system more accessibl

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Staff at JMK Solicitors and CRASH Services have raised £13,000 so far in 2021 in the second year of their partnership with charity partner Cancer Fund for Children. The charity supports children and young people diagnosed with cancer or living with a parent diagnosed with cancer. It offers sup

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Barrister Alyson Kilpatrick has been appointed as the new chief commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC). Ms Kilpatrick, a public law specialist, will succeed Les Allamby in the leadership of the human rights watchdog with effect from 1 September 2021.

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland has announced the appointment of Alison Grundle to a new role as head of member services. A number of new senior roles have been created by the Law Society in an effort to improve services for solicitors in Northern Ireland, according to the latest edition of The

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Van Morrison has withdrawn his application for a judicial review of the "blanket ban" on live music in Northern Ireland venues during the Covid-19 pandemic. The singer-songwriter launched his legal action in January, arguing that Regulation 5 of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regu

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Employment law specialist firm Lewis Silkin LLP has expanded into Northern Ireland through a partnership with Belfast-based Jones Cassidy Brett (JCB). The six-strong JCB team has been integrated into Lewis Silkin, with JCB partners Adam Brett and Ciara Fulton becoming partners of Lewis Silkin NI LLP

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The deadline to respond to a consultation on a proposed duty of candour law for Northern Ireland has been extended until the end of August. The consultation details proposals for legislation to ensure that health care and social care organisations, and individuals who work for them, are open and hon

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UK law firm Shoosmiths has announced the appointment of corporate lawyer Grant Edwards as a partner in Belfast. Mr Edwards is dual-qualified in Northern Ireland and England and Wales and has worked with venture capital and private equity funds across the UK on their investments in Northern Ireland.

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Commercial property lawyer Rosemary Stevenson has graduated from Queen's University Belfast (QUB) with a first class honours degree and top of her class – for a second time. Mrs Stevenson, who completed her law degree at QUB in 1993, returned to the university to study history while continuing

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Legislation to enhance and update the legal framework for adoption will be introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly after the summer recess. The Adoption and Children Bill aims to remove unnecessary delay and uncertainty for children by bringing Northern Ireland in line with the changes made in t

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Criminologist Phil Scraton, professor emeritus at Queen's University Belfast School of Law, has joined a distinguished team of patrons of Include Youth, a rights-based charity working with young people. The team of six patrons, which include some of Northern Ireland's top athletes, will work closely

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