Return of the Supergrass

In the early 1980s numerous trials were held in which the main evidence against a defendant accussed of paramilitary crimes was from another member of the same paramilitary organisation. The evidence of Christopher Black led to 22 members of the Provisional IRA being convicted of a range of offences. There was no other evidence in the case […]

Legal aid dispute: UPDATE

Two weeks ago I blogged about the legal aid row in Northern Ireland and how so few solicitors were willing to provide their services under the new payment arrangements introduced by Minister for Justice, David Ford. Just to follow up, it appears that through negotiations between the Law Society and the Department of Justice, this […]