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Legislation creating protest-free buffer zones around abortion clinics in Northern Ireland has been referred to the UK Supreme Court to determine whether it is compatible with European human rights laws. The Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Bill was approved by MLAs shortly before the Assembly

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Northern Ireland's Department for the Economy has confirmed this year's increase in the limits for payments and awards to workers in employment rights cases. With effect from 6 April 2022, the limit on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal rose from £89,669 to £94,063. The maximum

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A consultation on the introduction of minimum unit pricing for alcoholic drinks in Northern Ireland has been extended until Friday 27 May. The Department of Health has proposed that alcoholic drinks should have a minimum price of 50p per unit, which is the law in Scotland.

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UK government plans to address the legacy of the past represent a "full-frontal attack on the rule of law" in spite of revisions making an amnesty conditional on co-operation with authorities, campaigners have said. Yesterday's Queen's speech, setting out the government's legislative programme for t

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Roger McMillan, managing partner and head of healthcare at Belfast-based Carson McDowell, has been named as a recipient of the 2022 Industry Defender Award by the board of directors of the Medical Professional Liability (MPL) Association. The award is presented to individual defence lawyers who have

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Lawyers for the relatives of two victims of the Troubles have sought to have their challenge to the UK government's controversial legacy plans heard in the UK Supreme Court. Patricia Burns, daughter of Thomas Burns, and Daniel McCready, nephew of James McCann, had their case rejected by Northern Ire

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Tributes have been paid to Northern Ireland media law expert Paul McDonnell after he passed away on Thursday. Mr McDonnell, formerly a partner at McKinty and Wright (now part of DAC Beachcroft) and a consultant at Carson McDowell, had been an in-house lawyer at the Belfast Telegraph and Sunday Life

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European law firm Fieldfisher has announced plans to double the size of its Belfast office's graduate legal professional programme following the successful completion of the scheme's first year. All five inductees in the scheme's first programme, run in partnership with the University of Law, secure

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The first of our new regular round-up of deals involving Northern Ireland law firms. Submit your deals to newsdesk@irishlegal.com. Tughans has advised Vyta, a leader in the fast-growing IT asset disposition (ITAD) market, on both its significant investment from private equity firm MML Growth Capital

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Cleaver Fulton Rankin has been shortlisted in the 'Excellence in Innovation' category at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards 2022. The category recognises businesses that have placed innovation at the forefront of recent developments, including adopting a culture of continuous improvement and demo

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