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The Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly is a leading peer-reviewed journal that provides an international forum for articles, commentaries and notes in all areas of legal scholarship and across a range of methodologies including doctrinal, theoretical and socio-legal. 

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Vol. 73 No. 1 (2022): Spring


Should judges be neutral?

Gerard Hogan
Abstract 176 | NILQ 73.1.3 Hogan Downloads 98

Page 74-101

Coronavirus legislative responses in the UK: regression to panic and disdain of constitutionalism

Rebecca Moosavian, Clive Walker, Andrew Blick
Abstract 85 | NILQ 73.1.4 Moosavian et al Downloads 28

Page 102-137

Commentaries and Notes

Freedom of Expression

Sir Declan Morgan
Abstract 76 | NILQ 73.1.6 Morgan Downloads 8

Page 162-174

Foster v Jessen: a comment on law and online defamation in Northern Ireland

Mark Patrick Hanna
Abstract 69 | NILQ 73.1.7 Hanna Downloads 31

Page 175-184

Family provision claims and young children: Re R (Deceased)

Heather Conway
Abstract 90 | NILQ 73.1.8 Conway Downloads 7

Page 185-197

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The Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly is a legal research journal published quarterly by the School of Law at Queen's University Belfast.