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Employment lawyer Lizzie Colvin has just returned to Belfast after a few weeks in Tokyo, where she represented Ireland in the women's Olympic hockey team. Ms Colvin, who works with DWF, discusses how she moved into employment law and how she manages to juggle her professional, sporting and home life

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Global legal business DWF is continuing its partnership with Dublin City University (DCU) to help transform the lives of young people who may believe a third level education is beyond their reach. The Dublin office of DWF is sponsoring the university’s Access Programme, a €20,000 four-yea

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Global legal business DWF, with offices in Belfast and Dublin, has reported a 21 per cent rise in gross profit to £171.8 million in its full-year results for 2020/21. The group reported net revenue growth of 14 per cent (eight per cent organic) to £338.1 million at a gross margin of 50.8

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DWF has supported one of Northern Ireland's leading independent retail chains to weather the Covid-19 pandemic and even open new stores on the other side of it. Menarys recently completed an extensive review of its branch portfolio, which included the renegotiation of rents and restructuring of leas

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Global legal business DWF has moved to smaller premises in Dublin as it anticipates most employees continuing to split time between the office and their homes after the end of the Covid-19 pandemic. A business-wide workplace survey conducted in the first quarter of 2021 found that the overwhelming m

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Northern Ireland's unemployment rate remains low in comparison to the rest of the UK but the end of furlough in September will be the "big test", employment law expert Andrew Lightburn has said. Mr Lightburn, director at the Belfast office of DWF, welcomed the latest NISRA figures showing that North

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DWF has expanded its team in Belfast with nine new appointments, including senior associates, associates, solicitors and a paralegal, taking its headcount in Northern Ireland to over 100. Tomás McLaughlin, Aine McGuinness and Kathleen Gillespie have been appointed as senior associates, while

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Our regular round-up of deals involving Irish law firms. Submit your deals to newsdesk@irishlegal.com. Global legal business DWF has advised Sovereign Capital Partners on a significant investment into data analytics and data science services business AquaQ Analytics.

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Global legal business DWF has promoted Belfast lawyers David McNeice and Andrew Lightburn to partner and director respectively. Mr McNeice has led the firm's construction team in Belfast for around a year, while Mr Lightburn now leads its employment team.

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Global legal business DWF, with offices in Dublin and Belfast, has announced plans to adopt a new internal operating structure with effect from May 2021. The group will replace its four divisions – commercial services, insurance services, international and connected services – with three

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Global legal business DWF, with offices in Dublin and Belfast, has reported a double-digit increase in revenue and profits in the first half of the fiscal year in spite of the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the half-year ending 31 October 2020, DWF saw group revenue growth by 15.4 per

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Global legal business DWF has announced the recruitment of two newly-qualified solicitors and six trainees in its Belfast office. The firm said its workload has remained high despite the Covid-19 pandemic and home working, driven largely by the needs of its clients in the real estate, construction a

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DWF has launched a new work placement scheme for Black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals who aspire to a career in law. The programme, the Ethnic Minority Access Scheme, has been developed with Aspiring Solicitors to help six individuals gain valuable paid work experience at a global legal busi

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DWF has reported a 10.9 per cent increase in net revenue to £297.2 million, up from last year's figure of £268.1 million. Earnings before taxes at the firm decreased by 21.6 per cent while profits before tax fell by 32.4 per cent.

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