Case Blog

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

Judicial Review on removal of EEA nationals for 'rough sleeping' begins

A judicial review challenge to the Home Office’s policy of detaining and deporting rough sleepers from EU countries has been heard in the High Court of England and Wales.  The challenge began on 21st November and lasted for three days.  Judgment is awaited. 

Housing Law

Mother awarded £9 million in compensation after giving birth to seriously ill son

The High Court of England and Wales has awarded compensation to a mother to raise her baby son who was born with haemophilia.

The mother requested blood tests from her GP to see if she had the disorder after her nephew had been diagnosed with the rare condition.  The GP who analysed the blood tests told her she did not have haemophilia, and therefore she should not be concerned if she became pregnant.