Exploitative gangmaster fined only £500 – The Independent

Posted October 9th, 2014 in appeals, fines, gangmasters, news, Northern Ireland, sentencing by sally

‘An illegal gangmaster who made Romanian workers scavenge in bins while charging them to live in an unheated shed has been fined just £500.’

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The Independent, 8th October 2014

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‘On-the-run’ scheme flawed but not unlawful, inquiry finds – The Guardian

‘The post-Troubles scheme devised to reassure Irish republican “on-the-runs” (OTRs) that they were no longer wanted by the police was lawful and did not give terrorist suspects an amnesty, an independent review has concluded.’

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The Guardian, 17th July 2014

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In re K (A Child) (Reunite International Child Abduction Centre intervening) – WLR Daily

In re K (A Child) (Reunite International Child Abduction Centre intervening): [2014] UKSC 29; [2014] WLR (D) 218

‘The phrase “rights of custody,” within the meaning of articles 3 and 5(a) of the 1980 Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and article 2(9)(11) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003, was not limited to rights which were already legally recognised and enforceable but was to be interpreted purposively as including a reference to a wider category, termed “inchoate rights”, the existence of which would have been legally recognised if the matter had arisen before the particular act of removal or retention in question.’

WLR Daily, 15th May 2014

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In the matter of K (A child) (Northern Ireland) – Supreme Court

In the matter of K (A child) (Northern Ireland) [2014] UKSC 29 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 15th May 2014

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Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014

Posted March 14th, 2014 in elections, legislation, Northern Ireland, political parties by tracey

Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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Lady Justice Hallett to head IRA ‘on the runs’ inquiry – The Guardian

Posted March 12th, 2014 in fugitive offenders, inquiries, news, Northern Ireland, terrorism by tracey

‘A judge who was a coroner at the inquest into the July 7 London bombings will lead a government inquiry into the IRA “on the runs” controversy, it has been announced. Lady Justice Hallett has been appointed to chair the review which will conclude at the end of May.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2014

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Cameron orders judicial review into IRA immunity letters – The Guardian

Posted February 28th, 2014 in immunity, judicial review, news, Northern Ireland, terrorism by sally

‘David Cameron has ordered a review into secret police letters promising immunity to Northern Ireland terrorist suspects, but said he does not want to unpick parts of the 1998 peace deal that introduced the scheme.’

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The Guardian, 27th February 2014

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Hyde Park bomb: NI Police Federation ‘appalled at grubby deal’ – BBC News

‘The chairman of the Police Federation for Northern Ireland has said he is appalled at the government’s “grubby secret deal” on IRA “on-the-run” cases. He was speaking after the case of a man accused of the IRA Hyde Park bomb collapsed following what victims’ families called “a monumental blunder”. Donegal man John Downey denied killing four soldiers in the 1982 bomb. The case collapsed because government officials mistakenly told him he was no longer a wanted man.’

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BBC News, 26th February 2013

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Regina v Mackle (Patrick); Regina v Mackle (Plunkett Jude); Regina v Mackle (Benedict); Regina v McLaughlin (Henry) – WLR Daily

Posted February 4th, 2014 in appeals, confiscation, consent, law reports, Northern Ireland, Supreme Court by sally

Regina v Mackle (Patrick); Regina v Mackle (Plunkett Jude); Regina v Mackle (Benedict); Regina v McLaughlin (Henry) [2014] UKSC 5; [2014] WLR (D) 40

‘The fact that a confiscation order had been made by consent did not preclude a defendant from appealing against it on the ground that the consent had been based on a mistake of law as a result of wrong legal advice.’

WLR Daily, 29th January 2014

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In the matter of an application of Raymond Brownlee for Judicial Review (AP) (Northern Ireland) – Supreme Court

In the matter of an application of Raymond Brownlee for Judicial Review (AP) (Northern Ireland) [2014] UKSC 4 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 29th January 2014

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Law students should be prepared for fierce competition after graduating – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2014 in legal education, loans, news, Northern Ireland, trainee solicitors by sally

‘When it comes to securing a training contract, it’s often not what you know but who you know that matters.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2014

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In re Corey – WLR Daily

In re Corey [2013] UKSC 76;  [2013] WLR (D) 479

‘A High Court judge in Northern Ireland, having found that a review by parole commissioners of a life sentence prisoner’s recall to prison from his release on licence had been conducted unfairly and in breach of article 4.5 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, was not entitled to exercise the court’s inherent jurisdiction so as to order the prisoner’s release on bail pending a re-hearing of the review.’

WLR Daily, 4th December 2013

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In the matter of an application by Martin Corey (AP) for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) – Supreme Court

In the matter of an application by Martin Corey (AP) for Judicial Review (Northern Ireland) [2013] UKSC 76 | UKSC 2012/0217 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 4th December 2013

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Senior judge: European court of human rights undermining democratic process – The Guardian

‘The European court of human rights exceeds its legitimate powers, usurps the role of politicians and “undermines the democratic process”, one of the UK’s most senior judges has warned.’

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The Guardian, 28th November 2013

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The Importance of Being Earnest – NearlyLegal

“We have seen Santander having trouble in mortgage possession proceedings in Northern Ireland recently. Here is another example which could perhaps, indeed maybe should, have been avoided, if the lender had actually taken proceedings sufficiently seriously.”

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NearlyLegal, 11th October 2013

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Ministry of Defence holds 66,000 files in breach of 30-year rule – The Guardian

“The Ministry of Defence is unlawfully holding thousands of files that should have been declassified and transferred to the National Archive under the 30-year rule, including large numbers of documents about the conflict in Northern Ireland.”

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The Guardian, 6th October 2013

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The Master across the water – NearlyLegal

Posted August 28th, 2013 in housing, mortgages, news, Northern Ireland, repossession by sally

“Santander (UK) Plc v McAtamney and other cases [2013] NIMaster 15 is, as the neutral citation should reveal, a case from Northern Ireland, decided by a Chancery Master. It is not, therefore, a binding authority on the law of England and Wales. Nevertheless, it is very interesting and, as we’ll see, highly persuasive.”

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NearlyLegal, 27th August 2013

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Family of murdered Real IRA man receives ‘substantial’ payout – The Guardian

Posted August 28th, 2013 in compensation, murder, news, Northern Ireland, terrorism, victims by sally

“Victims of the Real IRA have expressed outrage after revelations that the family of a murdered member of the republican terror group has been awarded compensation.”

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The Guardian, 26th August 2013

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R v Brown (Appellant) (Northern Ireland) – Supreme Court

R v Brown (Appellant) (Northern Ireland) [2013] UKSC 43 | UKSC 2011/0233 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 26th June 2013

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UK needs prompt action on human rights record, UN panel warns – The Guardian

Posted June 3rd, 2013 in Afghanistan, human rights, Iraq, news, Northern Ireland, reports, torture by sally

“The British government’s human rights record since the attacks of 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq is facing ferocious criticism from a United Nations panel, which warns that prompt action is needed to ensure the country meets its obligations under international law.”

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The Guardian, 31st May 2013

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