Wilson Nesbitt News & Updates

Motorist with 42 penalty points allowed to keep driving licence

Motorist with 42 penalty points allowed to keep driving licence

By Gary Adair A driver who received 42 penalty points in respect of 7 driving offences successfully pleaded mitigating circumstances including 'exceptional hardship' and has retained his drivers licence. Alex McFarlane, aged... Read more

Northern Ireland is region with fastest property price growth

By Lauren Burns Property prices increased by the most in Northern Ireland in the 12 months up to June according to new figures from the Nationwide Building Society. The 8 per cent... Read more

Guidelines hope hospital staff apologies reduce negligence claims

It is hoped that new guidelines requiring doctors, nurses and midwives to make verbal apologies to patients when medical mistakes, or near-misses, have occurred will reduce the number of medical... Read more

Unfair dismissal case could take alcohol out of office Christmas parties

By Gillian Crotty An unfair dismissal ruling by the Fair Work Commission has employers re-thinking their policy on having alcohol at the office Christmas party. An employee of a construction company in... Read more

Student brings legal action against Belfast school closure

By Gillian Crotty A student has brought legal action against Education Minister John O'Dowd in respect of the decision to close down Avoniel Primary in east Belfast. The plan to close the... Read more

NI Bill to lower alcohol limit for drivers one step closer

By Gary Adair New legislation to lower the legal alcohol limits on Northern Ireland roads is one stop closer, after the Road Traffic Bill passed through another stage at the Assembly. The... Read more

Drop in mortgage approvals for house purchasers in May

By Michelle Rock Mortgage approvals for house purchasers and remortgagors in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK fell in May, according to new data from the Bank of England. There... Read more

MPC member recommends increase to interest rates in August

By Natasha Adamson Martin Weale, an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has said this week that the Bank of England should get ready to raise rates when it... Read more

Concern at increase in waiting times at NI emergency departments

By Gillian Crotty Concern has been voiced at the news that patient waiting times at emergency departments in Northern Ireland have increased, with performance in hospitals having declined by 0.4 per... Read more

Father withdraws case against runaway mum Rebecca Minnock

By Lenore Rice Rebecca Minnock, who ran away with her son after losing a two year long custody battle has been told by a judge that she "owes her liberty" to... Read more