Northern Ireland

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Northern Ireland firm Mills Selig has appointed Richard Houliston as a banking and finance partner. Mr Houliston brings a wealth of experience and expertise in corporate and commercial banking, real estate finance, social housing finance, as well as clean energy and renewables finance.

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The PSNI has been urged to join more than a dozen UK police forces in issuing an apology for historic discrimination against LGBT+ people. Northumbria Police chief constable Vanessa Jardine has become the 16th UK police chief to issue a formal apology to the LGBT+ community in response to a campaign

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A&L Goodbody has appointed three newly-qualified solicitors to its 130-strong team of lawyers and business support professionals in Northern Ireland. Adam Magill, Andrew McClintock and Matthew Nesbitt have been appointed as solicitors in the firm's corporate department, in which they have comple

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Northern Ireland's new Green Book will provide "more clarity and consistency" in personal injury awards, Clyde & Co has said. The global law firm recently welcomed senior insurance leaders to its Belfast office to consider the likely impact of the changes published in the sixth edition of the Gr

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A public consultation has been launched as part of a review of civil legal services in Northern Ireland. The Department of Justice is seeking views from people who have needed to get legal advice or help in court for issues including family courts, non-molestation order, faulty goods, exclusion from

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Northern Ireland's Court of Appeal has quashed a conviction for murder in relation to the 1975 Forkhill landmine attack following a referral by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). Patrick Thompson received a life sentence with a 30-year minimum term for the murder of four British Army offic

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UK legislation to automatically quash convictions linked to the Post Office Horizon scandal will be extended to Northern Ireland, the UK government has confirmed. A total of 26 convictions in Northern Ireland will now be quashed through the Post Office (Horizon System) Offences Bill, which is expect

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The Attorney General for Northern Ireland has ordered a fresh inquest into the killing of Official IRA man Joe McCann, which is unlikely to take place due to the UK government's controversial new legacy law. Mr McCann was shot and killed at the age of 24 in the Markets area of Belfast on 15 April 19

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Northern Ireland's director of public prosecutions has publicly called for more funding in order to allow for the urgent appointment of additional prosecutors. Stephen Herron told BBC News NI that the annual budget of the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) "has not kept pace with things", having been

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Northern Ireland lawyers Jude Copeland and William Wilson have become 'champions' of legal wellbeing charity LawCare. Champions support LawCare's vision of a legal sector that values good mental health and where people thrive, by committing to work with the charity to raise awareness and generate op

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A key Stormont committee was denied the opportunity to meaningfully review new EU legislation because the UK government took too long to notify MLAs about it, it has emerged. Members of the Windsor Framework democratic scrutiny committee were told they had missed their chance to hold an inquiry into

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Northern Ireland's Department of Justice is consulting on fees for the recovery, storage and disposal of vehicles. The eight-week consultation seeks views on a possible 28 per cent uplift on the level of fees where a vehicle is removed due to being driven uninsured; being driven without due care and

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Specialist domestic abuse prosecutors could be introduced to help make Northern Ireland's new domestic abuse law more effective, a report has suggested. Jacqui Durkin, the chief inspector of criminal justice in Northern Ireland, yesterday published her review of how Part 1 of the Domestic Abuse and

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