Northern Ireland

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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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Northern Ireland's Department of Justice has invited voluntary and community sector organisations, registered charities, and statutory bodies delivering projects in community settings in Northern Ireland to apply for funding aimed at preventing crime. The Assets Recovery Community Scheme allows moni

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Health minister Robin Swann has announced new payments to beneficiaries of the Northern Ireland infected blood payment scheme. On 25 March 2021 Mr Swann announced plans for a number of reforms to the NI Scheme to bring it into greater alignment with the financial support provided in England, Scotlan

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Northern Ireland's former justice minister Claire Sugden has criticised the pace of reforms to the civil and family justice systems, with few of the recommendations of a judge-led review to be implemented by the end of the Assembly mandate. Ms Sugden served as justice minister after the 2016 electio

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House prices in Northern Ireland have reached their highest level since autumn 2008, with an average price of £195,242 in the second quarter of 2021. The average price was up by more than nine per cent in comparison to the second quarter of 2020, according to the latest Ulster University House Pric

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A new pilot programme will see the PSNI share information with schools where there have been instances of domestic abuse involving a child. Under the pilot, officers will be allowed to pass on relevant information to the school the child attends so that the right support can be put in place.

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Fines issued to Black Lives Matter protesters in Belfast and Derry last summer should be refunded and any outstanding warrants cancelled, the PSNI has told the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service (NICTS). Deputy chief constable Mark Hamilton said in a letter to health minister Robin Swann

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A support service for victims of sexual violence in Northern Ireland will close at the end of the month in advance of a new state-led service being launched. Victim Support NI announced "with regret" that its independent sexual violence advocate (ISVA) service would close on 31 August 2021.

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The Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) has launched a new restorative justice practice framework setting out its ambition to become the leading organisation for the delivery of restorative practices for adults at all stages of the criminal justice system. As one of the first steps in implem

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UK law firm Shoosmiths, with an office in Belfast, saw its average profit per equity partner (PEP) rose sharply by 41 per cent to £658,000, according to its latest financial results. The firm also announced turnover of £167.9 million for the year to April 2021, an increase of nine per ce

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Relaxed blood donation rules allowing for more gay and bisexual men to donate blood in Northern Ireland will be brought into effect next week. Until 2016, there was a blanket ban on men who have had sex with other men donating blood in Northern Ireland.

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UN experts have expressed "grave concern" that UK government plans to end all prosecutions for incidents during the Troubles, including killings, will amount to a policy of blanket impunity for serious human rights violations. Fabián Salvioli, the special rapporteur on the promotion of truth,

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Queen's University Belfast School of Law has been admitted as a member to the prestigious Law Schools Global League (LSGL). Founded in 2012 by a group of leading law schools, the LSGL brings together institutions that share a commitment to integrating global law into their teaching and research.

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