Judiciary NI

With the recent revamp of the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service website, case transcripts from various NI courts have been moved to the new Judiciary NI website. Click on Judicial Decisions and Directions to browse or search through hundreds of NI cases.

Not all cases are currently there but they are actively working on bringing the remainder across and hope to be complete within a few weeks.

Exploring Law – O’Hara judgment – are you stuck?

Try searching LexisLibrary Cases section.  Enter O’Hara in the box for Judge(s).  You will have 57 results.  On the results screen enter ‘same sex’ in the Search within results box.  That will leave two Northern Ireland judgments.  Read them and decide if they are the cases you are looking for….

Law Dissertation – Referencing

If anyone is anxious about their footnoting or bibliography, give us a shout. We can’t systematically go through your referencing correcting it (you’re being marked on that) but we can give you some general heads up or advice on specific problem areas.

Contact Janice: j.mcquilkin@ulster.ac.uk at Magee or Joanne: J.knox@ulster.ac.uk at Jordanstown and we’ll be happ to help.

Administrative Law (Law145) at Magee (wk 4)

Just to let you know that there is a mistake in the reference in week 4’s required reading.
Stephen Sedley, ‘Public Inquiries: A Cure Or A Disease? ‘(2011) [52] Modern Law Review, pp469-479 (2011)
The year is wrong – it should be 1989 vol 52. The article is in that volume and it available in HeinOnline (amongst other suppliers).

Changes to Social Care Online


Social work students should note the recent  information from SCIE regarding the Social Care Online database.

From March, users of Social Care Online will be asked to Register or login to the site to access all of the following features:

  • search filters in standard search to help refine your search results
  • links to available resources
  • advanced search to let you build complex search queries
  • the saved search function
  • email topic alerts.

Social Care Online will remain free to use, but by registering and logging you will be able to make the best use of the resource. Registering will also help them find out more about how you use the site and plan developments in the future. If you have already registered on the site in the past, you do not need to re-register, just login with your current details.