Phoenix Law

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An investigative journalist has taken the PSNI to a tribunal over its refusal to release a secret review of Special Branch strategy compiled at the height of the Troubles. The dossier was drawn up in 1973 when officers from the Royal Ulster Constabulary’s Special Branch are known to have been

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A prisoner in HMP Maghaberry has launched a judicial review of the ban on sexual contact between inmates and the restriction on access to condoms in the prison. The anonymous inmate's challenge against the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) is believed to be the first of its kind and allege

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A new report which blasted the PSNI's approach to Black Lives Matter protests in Northern Ireland as "not lawful" raises questions about institutional racism in the force, a law firm has said. Belfast firm Phoenix Law, which is representing a number of people under investigation as a result of BLM p

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Belfast firm Phoenix Law has announced the appointment of Elaine Conlon to lead its redress team. The redress team is responsible for the representation of victims and survivors of historical institutional abuse and their applications to the HIA Redress Board for compensation.

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Prosecutors have upheld their decision not to prosecute 15 former British soldiers for murder, attempted murder and causing grievous bodily injury in connection with Bloody Sunday in 1972. The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) conducted an internal review following its controversial decision in March

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Grammar school transfer tests are to be delayed until next January following successful legal challenges brought to the High Court in Belfast. The transfer tests set to take place in November and December 2020 after a two to three week delay will now take place in January 2021, lawyers for the Depar

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The interim advocate for victims of historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland has come under renewed pressure from victims and survivors to step down after assisting in a Catholic church service. Brendan McAllister, who faced calls to quit last month following a data breach in his office, r

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The PSNI has "questions to answer" after taking a light-touch approach to far-right protests in Belfast a week after fining dozens of Black Lives Matter protesters, a solicitor has said. Hundreds of people attended a Belfast rally to "protect our statues" on Saturday, one of a handful of events orga

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Lawyers and human rights activists have criticised the PSNI for fining protesters at Black Lives Matter rallies in Belfast and Derry. Five protests were scheduled to go ahead across Northern Ireland this weekend, but only the Belfast and Derry gatherings went ahead.

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Belfast firm Phoenix Law has embarked on an ambitious year of fundraising for addiction charity Davina's Ark. The human rights practice is aiming to raise enough money for the Newry and Mourne-based charity to employ an additional counsellor.

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A legal challenge has been brought against the decision to simply delay the 2020 round of transfer tests for Primary 6 pupils in Northern Ireland. A mother has instructed Belfast firm Phoenix Law on behalf of her 10-year-old daughter to challenge the decision to delay the exams for two to three week

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