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High Court dismisses recognition of same sex marriage petition

LGBT, Local Developments

Court of Appeal dismisses environmentalist’s A6 road challenge

On 19th September the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against the decision to proceed with a new road between Toome and Castledawson. 


Local Developments

'Hard' Brexit could hit NI Legal Profession

On 24th and 25th May the International Bar Association hosted their annual Bar Leaders’ Conference in Belfast.  The event brought together delegates from around the world to discuss the latest developments affecting the legal profession today.  One topic of discussion was the opportunities and challenges Brexit could bring to the legal profession.  Norville Connolly, Council Member of the Law Society NI, said that Brexit was a significant issue for the profession.  He commented

Local Developments

Legal action threatened over Labour NI candidate ban

The vice-chairman of the Labour Party NI has written to the Labour Party’s London headquarters threatening legal action over its refusal to stand local candidates in the forthcoming 8th June general election.  Solicitors acting for Damian Harris claim the ban is discriminatory and contrary to human rights legislation. 

Other Public Interest Cases

Court of Appeal upholds decision on criminal records disclosure scheme

R (o.t.a P & others) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department & others [2017] EWCA Civ 321

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has upheld an earlier ruling that the criminal records disclosure scheme was disproportionate and in breach of privacy rights under Article 8 ECHR

Prisoners' Rights