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Belfast solicitor Claire O'Mahony has passed away a year after her retirement from practice. Ms O'Mahony, who headed the wills and probate department at Boyd Rice Solicitors, passed away peacefully at Marie Curie on Friday 3 September.

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Northern Ireland solicitor Diarmuid Devlin has been appointed as a partner at London law firm Taylor Rose MW. Mr Devlin joined McMillan Williams Solicitors, which eventually became Taylor Rose MW, in 2017 a year after relocating to London from Northern Ireland.

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Dame Siobhan Keegan has been sworn into office as Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland at a ceremony in the Royal Courts of Justice. The first woman to hold Northern Ireland's top judicial post, Dame Siobhan was sworn into office in the Nisi Prius court in front of a small group of family and frie

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Belfast law firm McKees has announced the appointment of PIPS as its new charity partner. PIPS is a community-based charity that delivers suicide prevention and bereavement support services, counselling and therapies throughout Northern Ireland. Almost 12,000 people accessed the services between 202

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Private renters in Northern Ireland will be protected from eviction until May 2022 following an extension of Covid-19 laws. The Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Act requires landlords to give tenants a 12-week notice to quit period before seeking a court order to begin proceedings to ev

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Northern Ireland's legacy pension scheme for victims of the Troubles has opened for applications from today. The scheme, officially known as the "victims' payments scheme for permanent disablement", is designed to recognise and acknowledge the harm suffered and to promote reconciliation, as well as

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A public inquiry into the work of a Southern Trust urologist, to be chaired by Christine Smith QC, will begin next week. The inquiry, which will be set up on 6 September 2021, will make history as the first public inquiry in Northern Ireland to be chaired by a woman.

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An investigation will take place following the death of a prisoner at HMP Maghaberry. The death, which took place on Saturday 28 August, is "not being treated as Covid-related", the Northern Ireland Prison Service said.

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Dozens of survivors of historical institutional abuse (HIA) in Northern Ireland will receive more than £100,000 in total after their personal information was exposed in a data breach. An email newsletter circulated by the HIA Interim Advocate's Office last May inadvertently revealed the names

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Northern Ireland firm Cleaver Fulton Rankin has welcomed five new trainee solicitors as part of its commitment to developing talent and investing in the future generation of lawyers. Each trainee will complete a two-year training programme working alongside skilled lawyers on a variety of cases and

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