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Court of Appeal: Defendant entitled to plenary hearing of fund’s €3.39 million claim

The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal brought by a defendant in summary judgment proceedings, stating that she had an arguable defence to the €3.39 million claim.

Published 28 July 2021

Courts Service's speedy response to pandemic recognised

Ireland had a busy legal year with 580,000 new cases coming to court despite the pandemic, the Courts Service annual report shows.

Published 28 July 2021

Costa Coffee landlord disputes frustration claim over €367,000 arrears

A Costa Coffee landlord is fighting claims that the lease for the Dundrum Town Centre café was frustrated by the pandemic and is pursuing a claim for €367,000 in unpaid rent, The Irish Times reports.

Published 28 July 2021

Witness discussion greater predictor of misinformation than intoxication

New research has found that witnesses are almost seven times more likely to include misinformation if a crime has been discussed with co-witnesses and that intoxicated witnesses give accurate accounts but remember fewer details.

Published 28 July 2021

Deals roundup

Our regular round-up of deals involving Irish law firms. Submit your deals to newsdesk@irishlegal.com.

Published 28 July 2021

CKT recognised as top firm

Cork-based law firm Comyn Kelleher Tobin (CKT) has been recognised by Chambers and Partners as one of the top law firms in Ireland.

Published 28 July 2021

Virtual celebration welcomes Ireland's newest citizens

A virtual celebration event was held last night to welcome 1,000 new Irish citizens.

Published 28 July 2021

TLT reports £100m turnover ahead of 2025 strategy

TLT has reported an 11 per cent increase in turnover to hit £110 million as announced a new strategy to 2025.

Published 28 July 2021

London: Macfarlanes’ partners break £2m pay barrier

A wealth management law firm's equity partners have broken the £2 million pay barrier, putting them above their magic circle rivals.

Published 28 July 2021

And finally… horse sacrifice

A collector in Germany has lost a legal battle to reclaim Hitler's monumental horses that once stood outside the Reich Chancellery.

Published 28 July 2021

High Court: Winding up petition brought against company for unpaid rent refused

The High Court has refused a winding up petition for a company that had not paid rent for its commercial premises in over a year on the basis that there was a bona fide dispute over the terms of the lease. The court determined that there was a genuine dispute over a clause which provided for the suspension of rent payments.

Published 27 July 2021

123 members signed up to Bar's fee recovery service

In its first year of service, 123 members signed up to the Bar of Ireland's practice support and fee recovery service for assistance in recovering overdue fee notes.

Published 27 July 2021

Thumbs down for emoji wage negotiations

An employer has been described as "incredibly stupid" by an employment law expert after the company used emojis to communicate important workplace issues.

Published 27 July 2021

Details of banker accountability bill to be published

An outline of proposed laws to make it easier for the Central Bank of Ireland to fine and disqualify senior financial sector managers is expected to be published today by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe.

Published 27 July 2021

Taylor Wessing announces new partners to open TW Ireland in Dublin

International law firm Taylor Wessing has confirmed the appointment of its latest partners, as part of its expansion plans to open in Ireland.

Published 27 July 2021