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Irish lawyer David Berkery has joined US law firm Vinson & Elkins as a partner in its new aviation finance practice. Mr Berkery, who joins from A&L Goodbody, will remain based in Dublin while forming part of a new group based in the firm's New York office.

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An Italian couple have won a nearly two-decade-long court battle over their neighbour's toilet flushing loudly in the night. The couple, from La Spezia, launched the case in 2003 shortly after their neighbours installed a new bathroom adjacent to the couple's bedroom.

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Controversial UK government plans to restrict noisy and disruptive protests in England and Wales have suffered a setback following a series of government defeats in the House of Lords. An alliance of Labour, Liberal Democrat and independent peers voted to remove provisions of the Police, Crime, Sent

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The High Court has determined that an anorexic woman should not be fed against her wishes by her treating doctors despite the risk of premature death. It was held that, in all the circumstances of the case, it was in the best interests of the woman for coercive feeding to end. In making the order so

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A massive €225 million fine imposed on WhatsApp last year moved Ireland into second place for value of GDPR fines imposed since the regulations came into force in 2018, research by DLA Piper has found. Ireland has issued GDPR fines worth €226.05 million since 25 May 2018, now second only t

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EY Law Ireland, which opened its doors last October, has announced plans to increase its headcount from 15 to 50 by 2025. The legal division of the accountancy giant currently has 200 lawyers in the UK and Ireland, but told Law.com that this could rise to 1,000 in the coming years.

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The International Bar Association (IBA) has released a statement in defence of lawyer-client confidentiality, following a number of recent attacks on the principle from high-profile international organisations. The statement, with forewords by Lord Neuberger, former president of the UK Supreme Court

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Brexit has prompted a record number of trademark applications in the UK, according to new data. There were 195,000 trademarks registered in the UK in the past year, an increase of 54 per cent on the previous year's figure of 127,000.

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Our regular round-up of deals involving Irish law firms. Submit your deals to newsdesk@irishlegal.com. Arthur Cox LLP is advising Digital 9 Infrastructure plc on its agreement to acquire eir’s majority stake in Tetra Ireland for €76 million.

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