Wilson Nesbitt News & Updates

Justice Secretary queries value of short jail term sentences

Justice Secretary queries value of short jail term sentences

By Gary Adair The justice secretary David Gauke has suggested that there is a strong argument for abolishing jail terms of less than 6 months in favour of an approach that... Read more

Northern Ireland property price increase higher than rest of UK

By Lauren Burns House prices increased in Northern Ireland at a higher rate than any other region of the UK in 2018, according to the latest figures in the NI Residential... Read more

Over 5,000 NHS compensation cases for misdiagnosis in last 4 years

By Gary Adair There were 5,260 cases involving an NHS failure to make a correct diagnosis of an illness since 2014, with medical negligence compensation pay-outs to patients totalling £688million. Just fewer... Read more

Over 3,000 children in care in Northern Ireland

By Lenore Rice The number of children recorded as living in care in Northern Ireland reached a record high in 2018. Over 3,000 children are the subject of a Care Order, and... Read more

Sharp increase in young adults living with parents

By Lauren Burns A million more young adults are continuing to live with their parents compared to 20 years go according to new research by Civitas. Approximately a quarter of adults aged... Read more

Commercial property construction in Belfast remains positive

By Neil Logan A new report by Deloitte describes commercial property construction in Belfast as "positive", following what it considers to be a healthy 2018 in terms of building projects. Hotels and... Read more

Remarrying couples often unaware that marriage revokes a Will

By Lenore Rice There is a general lack of understanding about writing a Will, and what happens to your estate if you don't have one, but another aspect that very few... Read more

322 drink driver arrests by PSNI during Christmas season

By Gary Adair Preliminary figures released by the PSNI reveal that there were 322 drink driver arrests from 30th November 2018 to 1st January 2019, with ages of drivers ranging from... Read more

Poll reveals support for upper age limit for driving

By Gary Adair Statistically younger drivers are more likely to be involved in a road traffic accident, yet the Duke of Edinburgh's crash had many people debating the need for an... Read more

55 fatalities in road traffic accidents in Northern Ireland in 2018

By Gary Adair There were 55 deaths as a result of road traffic crashes in Northern Ireland last year. A look at the statistics in respect of the fatalities shows a familiar... Read more