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Thanks to a fundraising effort by its Belfast office, DWF has gifted a four-year-old boy who has severe physical and learning difficulties a specialised bed. John Luke Faulkner suffers from a very rare neurological condition called Angelman Syndrome which means he cannot stand, walk, or talk. H

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Global law firm DWF has announced that it has moved to a "contextual assessment of graduate recruitment", hoping to attract a more diverse talent pool. DWF will no longer be asking for specific high school qualifications for its graduate recruits, rather it will look for "good A-levels/Scottish High

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Global legal business DWF is in the early stages of a consultation process on its UK business, which is understood to put between 15 and 18 positions at risk. The redundancies follow cuts made across the company's international outposts to deal with the economic effects of the pandemic.

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DWF associate Alison Martin and trainee solicitor Thomas Bulfin examine a recent case involving an employer with a mandatory retirement age. In the recent Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) case of Joseph McGrath v Focus Ireland ADJ-00018823, the adjudication officer considered the issue of object

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Sir Nigel Knowles, the former head of DLA Piper, has taken over the reins of global legal business DWF from Andrew Leaitherland. Mr Leaitherland has led DWF since 2006, overseeing its expansion from two offices in the UK to 33 offices across four continents, including in Belfast and Dublin, as well

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Our fortnightly round-up of deals involving Irish law firms. Submit your deals to newsdesk@irishlegal.com. Arthur Cox and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have advised Phoenix Tower International on a major agreement with eir to own and operate wireless tower sites.

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The reopening of retail businesses after the coronavirus lockdown could be impacted by legal action over unpaid rent, lawyers at DWF have warned. Tomorrow, Friday 1 May, marks the first significant rent payment day since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown for shopkeepers across Northern Ireland's hi

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Global legal business DWF Group plc, with offices in Belfast and Dublin, has announced that it has secured an in-principle agreement to increase its committed revolving credit facilities and a relaxation of certain covenants with its lenders. This agreement will result in a secondary RCF of £1

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A round-up of deals involving Irish law firms. Submit your deals to newsdesk@irishlegal.com. European law firm Fieldfisher has advised Simply Blue Energy on a joint venture agreement with Total to develop floating wind projects in the Welsh waters off the Celtic Sea.

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Global legal business DWF has announced the appointment of David McNeice as head of its construction and infrastructure team in Northern Ireland. Mr McNeice was recently promoted to director in a round of appointments bringing the firm's Belfast headcount to 90.

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International law firm Pinsent Masons has been recognised as Northern Ireland's top employer for LGBT staff and one of the most LGBT-inclusive workplaces in the UK. The firm is ranked at number four in LGBT charity Stonewall's Top 100 Employers list, which recognises a dozen other law firms across t

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Global legal business DWF has announced the appointment of four new partners and a senior claims adjuster in its Dublin office. The appointments, which include three hires from rival firms, bring the headcount to 60 at the Irish headquarters opened by DWF in 2013.

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Global legal business DWF gave sixth form students from Belfast first-hand experience of the recruitment process by participating in a The Apprentice-style employability programme. The students from St Louise’s College in West Belfast and Boy’s Model in North Belfast were mentored in CV

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