Just a quick note to say that the Criminal Justice Act 1966 in your reading list, should be listed as the Criminal Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 1966. As it’s NI legislation before 1991,  it won’t be found in Westlaw (or LexisLibrary). You can get it in hardcopy on the ground floor of the library in the […]

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The Northern Ireland Law Commission’s Report on Land Law NILC 8 (2010) is available to view on the Northern Ireland Law Commission website.  This report follows on from the Consultation paper on Land Law (June 2009) and the Supplementary Consultation Paper on Land Law (February 2010). NILC 8  (2010) contains a draft Land Law Reform Bill […]

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Copies of the new edition of Law in Northern Ireland by Brice Dickson are  now available in the Library. This is a recommended book on a number of  reading lists so will be in big demand. If you want to buy a copy, you can order it online from the publisher Hart and from Amazon (of course). The No […]

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On 26 June 2013,  in R v Brown [2013] UKSC 43, the Supreme Court upheld the judgment of the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal [2011] NICA 47 , that carnel knowledge of a female under the age of 14 remains unlawful.  Read the  judgment in full or watch the Youtube video of the  judgment delivered by Lord […]

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Anyone looking for Craigdarragh Trading Co Ltd v Doherty [1986] NI 218 should note that the year is wrong. It should be 1989. Enter the corrected citation in LexisLibrary and the case will be displayed.

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You can find out if a Westminster Act extends to Northern Ireland by checking the Short title, commencement and extent section of the Act.  You will find this section at the end of the Act (but before any schedules). Remember, the Act might extend in whole or only in part. Of course, if the name […]

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Barry Valentine’s All Law CD is a really valuable, if not essential, source of information on Northern Ireland law. It comprises searchable word files of annotated primary and secondary legislation (and associated case references) from or affecting Northern Ireland, since 1921. Especially useful for those areas where there is an historical difference between NI and […]

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There are now more copies of the new Brice Dickson book available at both Magee and Jordanstown. If you’re a part-time student and pretty fed up with the books always being out by the time you get to the shelves, there are some copies restricted to part-time student use for two week loans. Ask at the […]

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Not sure whether an Act  has been passed by the UK Parliament at Westminster or by the Northern Ireland Assembly (or NI Parliament pre 1972)?  A handy way of telling is the position of the words ‘Northern Ireland’ in the title. If  ‘Northern Ireland’ appears BEFORE the word ‘Act’ then the Act originated at Westminster;  if they occur AFTER […]

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The July update CD for Valentine’s All Law of Northern Ireland has finally arrived from the new supplier. It is held in the Short Loan collection in the Library at Magee  and at the Information Point at Jordanstown.

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