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Newry-based Granite Legal Services has achieved the prestigious ISO 9001 certification. The ISO 9001 certification is an internationally recognised standard that assesses a company’s quality management system. It sets out stringent requirements for a company to demonstrate its ability to consi

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland has backed international calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. In a statement yesterday, the Law Society said it fully supports the position of the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI), which last week called for a ceasefire as well

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Northern Ireland firm Davidson McDonnell has recruited former London lawyer Victoria Sterritt to lead a new private client department. Ms Sterritt is joined in the new private client team by senior solicitors Rachael McKee and Sara Ord, who both have more than 20 years’ specialist experience i

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Jonathan Calvert, litigation lawyer at Johnsons Solicitors in Belfast, discusses the viability of defending credit hire claims from plaintiffs whose own vehicle did not have a valid MOT certificate at the time of a road traffic collision. During 2020 and throughout the Covid pandemic, MOT testing in

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Newry courthouse is to reopen for full operations and hearings from Monday. The courthouse was closed as a temporary measure in the aftermath of Storm Ciarán due to severe flooding in the area.

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Northern Ireland firm ATC Solicitors has appointed Darren Rainey and Andrew Campbell as partners. Mr Rainey, who takes on the role of head of property, has over 20 years' experience practising property law in Northern Ireland. He previously spent a number of years in a North Down firm leading an exc

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Northern Ireland firm Millar McCall Wylie has appointed Jason Byrne as director with a focus on growing its insolvency services. A highly-specialised solicitor with years of experience in dealing with corporate and personal insolvency in Northern Ireland, Mr Byrne joins from a national firm where he

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No prosecutions have been brought for felling or damaging protected trees in Northern Ireland since 2019 despite more than 350 complaints. A new report by the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman (NIPSO) finds that while 369 tree protection breaches reported between 2019 and 2022, only one res

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Court business in Newry has been relocated to Craigavon as a result of flooding. The banks of Newry Canal burst on Tuesday due to heavy rainfall from Storm Ciarán, putting parts of the city underwater.

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Couples in Northern Ireland have just over a month left to convert a civil partnership to a marriage or vice versa. The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Northern Ireland) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 created a three-year window in which same-sex couples can convert their civil partnerships into marriages

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Dame Siobhan Keegan, Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, has paid tribute to Sir Michael Nicholson who passed away on 30 October. She said: “It is with sadness that I note the passing of Sir Michael Nicholson on 30 October 2023 at the age of 90. Sir Michael, who took Silk in 1971, was firs

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The families of three young boys killed during the early years of the Troubles have announced fresh legal proceedings against the UK government following the release of a new documentary. Lost Boys: Belfast's Missing Children, produced by Ed Stobart and directed by Des Henderson, links the disappear

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The Law Society of Northern Ireland has said it is consulting with its insurers before deciding whether to publish a legal opinion on trainee solicitors' entitlement to the national minimum wage. Last month, Irish Legal News reported how solicitor firms were shocked to be told they owed up to tens o

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Criminal barristers in Northern Ireland are to stage a one-day strike on Friday 17 November 2023 in an escalating dispute over delays in legal aid payments. The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) previously balloted members on a withdrawal of services in response to “unprecedented and worsening&rd

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