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
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
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
New employment figures show a "positive momentum" for employment levels in Northern Ireland, an employment law expert has said. The June Labour Market Report for Northern Ireland was issued yesterday by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA).
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
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
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
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
Our regular round-up of deals involving Irish law firms. Submit your deals to email@example.com. Global legal business DWF has advised Sovereign Capital Partners on a significant investment into data analytics and data science services business AquaQ Analytics.
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.
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
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
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