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A sales advisor has settled his disability discrimination case against his former employer, Telefonica Ltd, for £160,000 with support from the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. Eamon Bowen worked in an O2 store for a number of years. In 2014, he was diagnosed with Spondylolisthesis, a

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The UK government has announced the expansion of its controversial Rwanda scheme to include failed asylum seekers. Those with no right to be in the UK, who have had an earlier protection or human rights claim refused or withdrawn and are unable to appeal their decision, can now expect to be removed

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The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is to produce a report on the extent of its surveillance of legal professionals and journalists by June. Belfast lawyer Niall Murphy, partner at KRW LAW LLP, has accused the force of acting like "East German secret police in the early 1980s" following re

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Belfast-based McKees says it has become the first law firm in Northern Ireland to integrate generative AI technology tailored specifically for lawyers. The independent commercial law firm has partnered with Cicero AI, a legal technology startup that has developed a secure platform that focuses on in

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Insurance law specialist Keoghs has announced a major expansion in Northern Ireland with 21 new appointments and promotions, including two new partners, six associates and a further six solicitors.

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The UK government's controversial Rwanda scheme is in question after a court ruled that legislation providing for the deportation of asylum seekers cannot be enforced in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland's High Court yesterday ruled that certain provisions of the Illegal Migration Act 2023 constitu

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An autistic chip shop worker has settled a disability discrimination case brought against his former employer with support from the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland for £8,000. Oisín McKerr, who was a school pupil when he applied for his first part-time job at Mak's Plaice in Ma

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Eversheds Sutherland partner Lisa Boyd argues that the return of controversial PPP/PFI deals could bring benefits to Northern Ireland. Following the return to Stormont, the infrastructure minister for Northern Ireland no doubt had a bulging in-tray with huge demands on a tight budget.

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Northern Ireland’s Court of Appeal has determined that a minimum tariff of 20 years for the premeditated murder of the late Lu Na McKinney “signalled a permissible move towards higher tariffs to reflect the horrific elements of this crime”. Delivering judgment for the Court of Appe

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The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) has been re-accredited by the United Nations as an A-status national human rights institution in spite of concerns over budget cuts. The watchdog received an emergency funding boost last September after an independent review found its budget was "

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Grainne Kirk and Emily McGleenon of Northern Ireland firm Tughans consider the risks associated with a common construction industry practice. A common practice adopted by employers in the construction industry is to skip the process of serving a payment notice on a payee, and instead wrap the valuat

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