Legal Planning Services for Ulster and Northern Ireland – JPHLAW Portadown

Planning & Environmental Law The Planning & Environmental team at JPHLAW led by Sean Hagan has vast local experience advising throughout the planning application and Environmental Impact Assessment process and representation at planning appeals , planning prosecutions and public inquiries. We also provide advice on environmental issues, including issues of on site contamination, process changes…

Alarm over DNA testing flaws 

Forensic testing tampering crisisQuestions have been raised over the privatisation of the Forensic Science Service after the company that has been carrying out tests, Randox Testing Services (RTS), was accused of deliberately manipulating samples, possibly to hit performance targets. Rogue scientists are feared to have doctored the forensic test results of hundreds of innocent people…

Solicitor role explained by Kate Ervine of JPHLAW Solicitors Portadown 

What is a Solicitor? An explanation from JPHLAW Solicitors PortadownA Solicitor is a qualified legal professional who provides expert legal advice and support to clients. A Solicitor’s clients can be individual people, groups, private companies or public sector organisations. What does a Solicitor do? After taking instructions from clients, Solicitors will advise on necessary courses…

Passing on the family business 

Passing on The Family Business   There is an increasing number of family businesses that will be handing over the reins in the ensuring years. Research carried out on behalf of the Institute for Family Business (IFB) found that only 30 per cent of leading UK businesses that were family controlled in 1996 were in the…

Divorce and privacy

Divorcee loses privacy bidA divorcee seeking a larger settlement from her ex-husband has lost her bid to remain anonymous after media groups, represented by Adam Wolanski, argued in the Court of Appeal that open justice was a fundamental principle of the British judicial system. Lawyers for Tina Norman said her financial affairs were “private business”…