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The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) has today published its Annual Report 2021, providing an overview of its performance and output for the year. 2021 was the second full year that the LSRA operated as the independent complaints handling body for complaints about solicitors and barristers

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Having chosen the cheapest option, McDonald’s is to pay a record €1.25 billion to the French authorities to avoid prosecution for alleged tax evasion. The fast food giant will pay a fine of €508 million and settle a bill of €737 million for tax it failed to pay between 2009 and

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A&L Goodbody has won the award for best collaboration with clients at the annual Managing Partners' Forum 2022 Awards as well as 'Aviation Firm of the Year' 2022 in the China Business Law Journal awards – for the third year running. The Managing Partners' Forum award was for the firm'

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Foreign Minister Simon Coveney is due to visit Strasbourg next week to take part in a Council of Europe panel on democratic security in Europe. Ireland currently holds the rotating presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers.

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Solicitor Patrick (Pat) Kelly passed away on Wednesday, the Law Society of Northern Ireland has announced. Mr Kelly was admitted as a solicitor to the Roll in 1985 and was a partner in the firm of McConnell Kelly before retiring in May 2022.

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Arthur Cox's intellectual property team has won the Ireland - IP Transactions and Advisory Firm of the Year 2022 at the 17th annual Managing IP Awards in London. The awards celebrate the successes of leading firms and their clients from across the world, highlighting the accomplishments of the legal

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Rape complainants will receive enhanced support at three Crown Courts under a new pilot scheme launched by the UK government today as part of efforts to "drive up prosecutions and convictions". All court staff, police and prosecutors working on cases will receive specialist trauma training, and expe

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A couple who took their neighbour to court over a "very minor” trespass which they refused to settle for £13,000 must now pay a £130,000 legal bill. Liz and Adam Peck refused the offer of a settlement from Debbie Ranford, a City banker, in a dispute relating to their home in Dulwic

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Apple abused its market dominance after misleading iPhone users with an update that actually slowed devices down, a tribunal will be told. Twenty-five million British people could become eligible for hundreds of pounds each if campaigner Justin Gutmann wins his case at the Competition Appeals Tribun

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A bill to allow barristers and solicitors to jointly provide legal services will soon be published, Justice Minister Helen McEntee has said. The general scheme for the Courts and Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2021 was first published in June 2021. Its provisions governing the introd

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