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Northern Irish firm Carson McDowell has hired a duo of partners from Pinsent Masons’ Belfast office in a bid to strengthen its position in the local market.
A court has held that a requirement under the Local Government Pension Scheme in Northern Ireland requiring the deceased member to have completed a nomination form in order for a survivor’s pension to be paid to his unmarried partner was a breach of the ECHR.
Northern Ireland’s Executive announced last month that it intends to update the province’s outdated gambling laws.
A Belfast court is to enter judgment against Italian lawyer Gabriele Giambrone in relation to property investments made in Italy.
Belfast-based Johns Elliot has lost a High Court order for Facebook as the social networking site is given 72 hours to remove a Facebook page that identifies pedophiles in Northern Ireland.
Carson McDowell has acted as sole adviser to public transport supplier Wrightbus as it secured a multi-million pound contract to build 600 buses for Transport for London (TfL).
Ireland has always prided itself on its innovation and two sectors attracting large-scale global investment as a result are technology and agriculture.
Despite fee pressure and a slow transactional market, Northern Irish firms are recruiting in anticipation of growth driven by international work...
Doughty Street Chambers silk Gavin Millar QC is to defend Labour MP Peter Hain against contempt of court claims after the former Cabinet minister criticised a judge in his memoirs.
Axiom has launched a new delivery centre in Belfast after being offered up to £1.6m in public funding to make the move.
Queen’s University Belfast is to appoint McGrigors as its sole legal adviser following a competitive tendering process.
The University of Ulster has ditched long-time adviser Carson McDowell in favour of Irish firm Arthur Cox following a cost-cutting panel review.
Allen & Overy (A&O) is bolstering its Belfast Legal Services Centre with a team of fee-earners as it diversifies the support centre’s focus.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has made a rapid U-turn on its decision to interview a lawyer from Belfast-based firm Kevin R Winters & Co as he begins to lead the defence of a high-profile murder trial in Northern Ireland.
Scotland-headquartered firm McGrigors has bolstered its team by making six promotions across its network and adding a Jones Day senior associate to its City partnership.
Herbert Smith has announced it will create a further 61 jobs in its newly opened Belfast office over the next five years, after receiving additional public funding of more than £500,000 from Invest Northern Ireland.
A&O and Herbert Smith entering Ireland has apparently not been the cause of any Northern Irish lawyers having sleepless nights.Joanne Harris finds that post-crunch matters are keeping them well occupied...
Eversheds’ Irish funds practice has been hit by the defection of its only partner to Maples and Calder.
Despite the country’s economic malaise, Ireland’s funds industry is at an all-time high. Joanne Harris reports...
Joanne Harris explores the reasons why, despite the economic chaos in the country, Irish lawyers are still optimistic...