Ronan Lavery

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Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith. In June 2018, a High Court judge held there was no legal obligation on the Northern Secretary to have a defined criteria in place for holding a border poll. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images

The British government has unlawfully failed to put in place a policy for holding a border poll in Northern Ireland, the British Court of Appeal heard(...)

Raymond McCord outside the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast. Photograph: PA

The Court of Appeal in Belfast has dismissed an application that the UK government’s Brexit policy will damage the Northern Ireland peace process. Th(...)

 Emma DeSouza and her husband Jake at Belfast High Court on Tuesday. Ms DeSouza applied for a residence card for her US-born husband Jake using her Irish passport in December 2015 which the British Home Office rejected, saying she was British.   Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

A Belfast immigration tribunal was told on Tuesday that because a Derry woman did not renounce her British citizenship she therefore remained British,(...)

Gina Miller speaks outside the High Court in London. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty

A legal challenge brought over British prime minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament for five weeks has been rejected by leading judge(...)

Ronan Lavery QC insisting in the High Court in Belfast that the extradition process must be a “two-way street”

All extraditions from the UK to the Republic of Ireland should be suspended amid uncertainty over Dublin’s position on handovers post-Brexit, the High(...)

Telecom TalkTalk was the victim of cyber attack in 2015

A Co Antrim schoolboy arrested over the 2015 cyber attack on TalkTalk is to appeal his failed Belfast High Court bid to secure legislative protection (...)

Lawyers for the State repeated an apology to the family of Seamus Ludlow before the High Court. Photograph:Frank Miller

The murder of a Co Louth forestry worker more than 40 years ago was a “callous sectarian murder”, lawyers for the State have told the High Court. Th(...)

 Kevin Ludlow left (brother of Séamus Ludlow) with his nephew  Jimmy Sharkey. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The handling of the investigation into the murder of Co Louth man Séamus Ludlow 40 years ago suggests a “scandal” extending to the “highest levels” o(...)

NI victims campaigner Raymond McCord, who is  taking a case in the British supreme court.  Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Withdrawing from the EU without the consent of the people of the Northern Ireland would be unconstitutional and contrary to the Belfast Agreement, Bri(...)

Northern Ireland Attorney General John Larkin. Photograph: PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s top law officer has taken an unprecedented step towards having a failed legal challenge to the Brexit process referred directly to (...)

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