Brenda Hale

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Lady Hale was wearing a spider brooch when she announced that Boris Johnson’s prorogation of the UK parliament was unlawful. Photograph: UKSC/AFP/Getty

Lady Hale’s image was beamed across the world with all the signifiers of the UK’s supreme court – papers, judge’s bench, austere clothing. It was the (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with British prime minister Boris Johnson at the UN General Assembly in New York: have gone into more detail about Brexit. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

MPs return to Westminster on Wednesday amid calls for Boris Johnson to resign after the supreme court ruled in a blistering judgment that he had suspe(...)

 Businesswoman Gina Miller, who brought a legal challenge over the suspension of parliament, outside the supreme court on Tuesday after a ruling that prime minister Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament was unlawful. Photograph: Hollie Adams/Getty Images

Jeremy Corbyn has promised that when MPs return to Westminster on Wednesday, they will hold Boris Johnson to account for his unlawful attempt to suspe(...)

 President of the Supreme Court Brenda Hale reads the court’s judgement in London on Tuesday, September 24th. Photograph: Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson is under pressure to resign after the UK’s highest court said he broke the law in a historic ruling that has deep(...)

Satircal artist Kaya Mar protests outside at the British supreme court following a hearing on the prorogation of parliament, in London. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Boris Johnson has refused to rule out suspending parliament again next month if the supreme court rules that his current, five-week prorogation is unl(...)

Daniel and Amy McArthur, who own Ashers Bakery in Belfast, arrive at the Supreme Court in London. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

A Belfast bakery did not discriminate against a gay man when it refused to bake a cake with a message supporting gay marriage, the British supreme cou(...)

Brenda Hale, president of the British supreme court: ‘We will now go away and try and work out the answer to these difficult questions.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

A United Nations lawyer has told the supreme court in London Northern Ireland’s abortion law discriminates against women on the grounds of sex and sub(...)

Brenda Hale will stand for the Democratic Unionist Party in Lagan Valley.

The DUP and UUP are fighting to hold on to the Assembly seats they won last year in Lagan Valley, where the scene is set for one of the most closely f(...)

Lagan Valley’s turnout of 53.2 per cent was statistically higher than that recorded for Assembly elections five years ago, and it was one of the few constituencies to achieve this feat across Northern Ireland.

Former first minister David Trimble watched on as the UUP claimed multiple seats in the Lagan Valley constituency for the first time since 2003 on Fri(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Lagan Valley – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

If the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) are to replicate its impressive performance in Lagan Valley at the 2011 Assembly election, it means winning fo(...)