Our regular round-up of deals involving Irish law firms. Submit your deals to email@example.com. Bauer Media Group, one of the world's largest privately-owned media businesses with assets worldwide, has agreed to acquire Cork's Red FM 104-106.
DWF has been named as a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service framework for Wider Public Sector – Legal Services. The firm's appointment spans all three lots, giving the business the ability to advise the wider UK public sector, primarily local government and other associated bodies, throug
Employers in Northern Ireland "will need to be willing to pay their employees more" as the cost of living crisis bites, law firm DWF has said. There were a record 779,300 employees receiving pay through HMRC PAYE in Northern Ireland in July 2022, an increase of 0.4 per cent over the month and an inc
DWF, the global provider of integrated legal and business services, has announced two senior appointments to its Belfast team. Rachel Richardson has been appointed as a director in the employment team, while Laura Menary has been appointed as a senior associate in the healthcare team.
Revenue at DWF increased four per cent to €487 million (£416.1m) as profits rose 5.3 per cent to €211.7 million (£180.9m), the firm has announced in its full-year results for the year to 30 April 2022. For FY2021/22, the board has declared a final dividend of 3.25p per sha
Global legal business DWF has announced the appointment of Julie Galbraith as its new executive partner in Belfast. Ms Galbraith joined C & H Jefferson in 1998 as a trainee solicitor, and was a partner when the business merged with DWF in 2016. She is DWF's Northern Ireland head of real estate,
English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has won a high-profile court battle with a man who accused him of plagiarism. Sami Chokri, who performs under the name Sami Switch, claimed that Sheeran's 2017 hit Shape of You infringed on his copyright by plagiarising the main hook from his 2015 song Oh Why.
Global legal business DWF has announced the appointment of Órlaith Molloy as a partner in its real estate team in Dublin. Ms Molloy previously served as a real estate partner at Arthur Cox, which she joined eight years ago. She specialises in high value commercial real estate acting for inves
Global legal business DWF has announced the appointment of Sinéad Ryan as a partner in Dublin and the promotion of partners James Morrison and Mark Taggart in Belfast. The firm has announced 34 senior promotions as part of its worldwide promotions round, with 17 new partners, four other senio
Northern Ireland's labour market is showing "signs of continued improvement" with fears of mass unemployment seemingly averted, an employment law expert at DWF has said. The latest monthly labour market report was published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) yesterday.
Global legal business DWF has reported a seven per cent increase in gross profits to reach £89 million in the six months ending 31 October 2021. The firm reported revenue of £203.5 million in HY22, up by nearly four per cent from £196 million in HY21. Net revenue was up 3.4 per cen
Our regular round-up of deals involving Irish law firms. Submit your deals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Global law firm DLA Piper has advised PIB Group on its €70 million acquisition of Campion Insurance, one of Ireland's largest insurance brokers, pending regulatory approval.
A virtual conference hosted by global legal business DWF will examine Northern Ireland's interim personal injury discount rate (PIDR) of -1.75 per cent, which the firm describes as the lowest in Europe. The sector-wide conference will consider the changes and their repercussions, which could see sub
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