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February 2018

‘Cab rank’ system to be judicially reviewed

On 2nd February the High Court of England and Wales granted permission for a judicial review of a coroner’s policy of applying the ‘cab rank’ rule for dealing with unexplained deaths.


Religious Law

Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) are unlawful and discriminatory

Social Security

County Court orders letting agent to return administration fee to tenant

On 21st December 2017 Belfast County Court ordered a letting agent to return an administration fee to a tenant under the provisions within The Commission on Disposals of Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1986.

Housing Law, Local Developments

Loughinisland case to be reheard before new judge

A legal challenge to a Police Ombudsman's ruling of collusion in the Loughinisland killings will be reheard before a new judge.

Local Developments

Facebook settles landmark legal case

A 14 year old Northern Ireland girl has settled her legal action against Facebook after a man allegedly posted a naked photograph of her on a Facebook page.


Local Developments, Media