09 December 2019
New 'Bail Law and Practice in Northern Ireland' Book Published
Members of the Judiciary and
legal profession were in attendance at Law Society House in Belfast on Friday
6th December 2019, for the launch of a new book entitled 'Bail Law and
Practice in Northern Ireland'.
The new book which is published
by the Law Society of Northern Ireland outlines the many powers of the police
and the courts to grant bail in Northern Ireland.
The book examines bail at each
stage of the criminal process, from bail granted by police officers on the
street to bail granted by the highest courts.
It also considers the
applicable law in relation to children accused of criminal offences, as well as bail
in the context of extradition and immigration proceedings, and includes practical insights into bail
applications and proceedings.
The new book has been written
by Barrister and former academic, Katie Quinn and Solicitor Advocate, Charlene
Dempsey. It sets
out the relevant legislation and rules of court and includes references to both
reported and unreported Northern Ireland cases.
Commenting on the new book the
President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, Rowan White said:
"I wish to congratulate
Charlene Dempsey, Katie Quinn BL and the Law Society Library team for
producing what is a comprehensive, accessible and practical book - an essential
guide for practitioners in this jurisdiction and beyond".
The new book is available for
purchase at a cost of £30.
The order form is available for download by completing the order form below or
by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
About the authors
Dempsey was educated at Queen's University in Belfast, graduating with a 2:1
LLB. She returned to Queen's in 2004 where she further obtained a Master's
degree in Human Rights and Criminal Justice. Charlene has been working in the
area of Criminal Law for over 11 years dealing with Magistrate's Court, Crown
Court, Judicial Review, Extradition Court of Appeal and Immigration detention
and Deportation cases. Charlene has a particular interest in Court of
Appeal cases which may involve miscarriages of justice.
also has a keen interest in Prison law and has taken many Judicial Reviews
challenges against the Prison service on Human Rights grounds. She is also a qualified Solicitor Advocate which enables her to represent clients in the
is a member of the Belfast Solicitors Association and serves on the Criminal
Law Committee of the Law Society of Northern Ireland - www.lawsoc-ni.org.
January 2017, she was promoted to Associate solicitor in HHD Solicitors in Belfast and was
appointed to the Northern Ireland Crown Court Rules Committee in January 2019.
|Katie Quinn, BL || |
joining the Bar, Katie was a full-time Lecturer in Law at Queen’s University
Belfast, specialising in Evidence and Criminal Law. From 2009 to 2012, she was
the senior lawyer leading the Bail project at the Northern Ireland Law
Commission. During this time she formulated recommendations for the reform of
bail law in Northern Ireland and instructed legislative counsel for the
purposes of a draft bail bill.
During her time in independent practise at
the Bar, Katie represented clients and offered advice in a range of areas
including Criminal Law, Bankruptcy matters, Employment Law and Personal
Injuries. She was a member of the Attorney General for Northern Ireland Newly
Katie is now employed by the pharmacy
regulator in Northern Ireland (Pharmaceutical Society of Northern Ireland),
advising on matters such as fitness to practise and legislative and
professional standards development.
Rowan White, President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland
The Right Honourable Lord Justice McCloskey
Matt Higgins, Charlene Dempsey and John O'Kelly
Heather Semple, LSNI. Charlene Dempsey, Lord Justice McCloskey, Katie Quinn BL, Rowan White, President and Brigid Napier, Junior Vice President
Rowan White, President, Judge Bagnall, Charlene Dempsey, Lord Justice McCloskey, Katie Quinn BL at the the launch
Garrett McCann, Heather Semple, Fiona Donnelly, Denis Moloney and Katie Quinn BL at the launch of the launch of 'Bail Law and Practice in Northern Ireland' at Law Society House