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Two women have made company history by becoming the first newly-qualified solicitors to complete Lewis Silkin's training programme in Belfast. The firm first offered its two training contracts in 2022 to Sarah Mohan and Megan Kerr, who now hold the historic position of being the firm's first home-gr

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A stalking protection order has been granted by a Northern Ireland for the first time since their introduction in October 2023. Belfast Magistrates' Court imposed the two-year SPO on Tuesday on a 46-year-old man who stalked and harassed his 50-year-old ex-partner.

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New legislation on defective buildings is to be brought forward in Northern Ireland after the High Court refused compensation to owners of apartments at Belfast's Victoria Square. Residents of the luxury apartments, a stone's throw from the Royal Courts of Justice, were told to evacuate in 2019 afte

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MLAs are set to vote for the first time on whether a new EU law should apply in Northern Ireland. The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is seeking to test a provision of the post-Brexit Windsor Framework which gives the Northern Ireland Assembly a veto power over new EU laws.

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Trainee solicitors at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (IPLS) will represent the UK in the Florida finals of the prestigious Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition next month. The team comprises Warren Polly, who is training with Gateley Legal Northern Ireland; Caitrio

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Northern Ireland’s High Court has dismissed a son’s claim for proprietary estoppel in respect of farmlands which were the subject of his father’s will. Delivering judgment for the High Court, Mr Justice Ian Huddleston observed: “What this case boils down to is the fact that t

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The Bar of Northern Ireland has named Brain Injury Matters as its charity partner for the coming year. Formed in 2013, the independent regional third-sector organisation supports, promotes and advocates on behalf of people living beyond acquired brain injury (ABI).

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A lawyer representing Northern Ireland victims of the Post Office Horizon scandal has said his clients are "afraid of getting left behind" as legislation moves forward in England and Wales. Michael Madden, solicitor at Madden & Finucane Solicitors, has written to justice minister Naomi Long to "

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Judge Anne Marshall has been appointed to serve on the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission (NIJAC). She will serve as one of the five judicial members of the 12-member commission for a five-year term until 10 March 2029.

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Family lawyer Claire Edgar joined a panel discussion on "trauma insensitive systems" at this year's NI Science Festival. Ms Edgar, a partner at Francis Hanna & Co Solicitors, was joined by a group of professionals in the areas of neuroscience, psychology and justice to discuss the challenges sur

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Stormont's new justice committee has been briefed on key issues by the Bar of Northern Ireland and the Law Society of Northern Ireland. The new committee is chaired by DUP MLA Joanne Bunting, with Sinn Féin's Deirdre Hargey as vice-chair. It heard from representatives of the two legal profess

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Belfast-based MKB Law has welcomed Joanne Moore as a solicitor in the firm's property and conveyancing team. Ms Moore undertakes work for private clients and specialises in all aspects of residential conveyancing. Her experience includes new build purchases, co-ownership transactions, purchases unde

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Northern Ireland law firms have been offered loans in a belated effort to help them cover unexpected costs relating to trainee solicitors' entitlement to the national minimum wage. The Law Society of Northern Ireland wrote to principals late last week to announce it has negotiated a loan facility wi

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Belfast-based O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors has announced a double appointment, with Thomas Greenaway taking up the role of associate solicitor and Paige Clements joining as a solicitor. Mr Greenaway, who joined the firm in 2021, has been appointed as an associate solicitor in the property department.

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The long-running investigation into the alleged Provisional IRA informer codenamed “Stakeknife” has published its interim report. The Operation Kenova report highlights the lack of a legal framework to properly govern the use of agents during the Troubles, in which agent handling was see

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