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A senior counsel's report on allegations concerning a former member of An Bord Pleanála has been presented to ministers. Remy Farrell SC was appointed in April to examine the issue after a series of reports published by website The Ditch accused the board's then deputy chairperson, Paul Hyde,

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The first substantial overview of neurotechnology and its implications for the law and the legal profession has been published by a criminal law scholar at the University of Sydney Law School. The report, a world-first, was commissioned by the Law Society of England and Wales and was authored b

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Pop star Taylor Swift has appealed against a judge's ruling permitting a trial over claims she plagiarised lyrics for her hit song Shake It Off. Swift's lawyers argued the judgment was “unprecedented” and said that the case was based on phrases that are commonly used.

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Former US president Donald Trump will today be questioned under oath as part of a long-running investigation into his business practices. Letitia James, the New York attorney general, has since 2019 been investigating whether Mr Trump and his Trump Organization misled lenders, insurers and tax autho

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Linklaters has reported a 6.5 per cent increase in revenue to £1.78 billion, while pre-tax profits are up by 6.9 per cent to £871.7 million. The firm — which is part of London's magic circle and last year established a small office in Dublin — reported profit per equity partn

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Retired Kildare solicitor Patrick J. Farrell has passed away after a short illness. In a short statement, Patrick J. Farrell & Company LLP said its founder died at St James Hospital on Monday.

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Brother Kevin Crowley, the founder of the Capuchin Day Centre, has announced his retirement. The drop-in centre for homeless people has been well supported by Ireland's legal community in recent years, with law firms, professional bodies and initiatives like Lawyers Against Homelessness raising fund

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Global law firm Dentons is set to upgrade its presence in Ireland after signing a 15-year lease for 19,000 square feet of office space at 20 Kildare Street in the centre of Dublin. The firm, which has been working from Joshua House on Dawson Street since launching its Dublin office two years ago, ai

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Our regular round-up of deals involving Northern Ireland law firms. Submit your deals to newsdesk@irishlegal.com. Tughans has advised Pennsylvania-based McLanahan Corporation on its acquisition of Leicestershire company CMB International Limited.

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A dummy of Frankenstein's monster held at the V&A in London has led to a trans-Atlantic ownership row after a museum in the US called for it to be repatriated. The seven-foot wooden mannequin is based on the actor Boris Karloff, who played the monster in his films in the 1930s and '40s.

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The test used by the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) to decide what cases should be referred back to the Northern Ireland courts as possible miscarriages of justice is set to be reviewed. The CCRC is an independent body responsible for investigating alleged miscarriages of justice in England

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