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New anti-money laundering regime mandates registration of trust beneficiaries

  Following the passage of S.I. 16 of 2019 European Union (Anti-Money Laundering: Beneficial Ownership of Trusts) Regulations 2019, trustees will be subject to a requirement to maintain certain information pertaining to the beneficial owners of a trust.  Read more
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Review: Twomey on Partnership (2nd Ed)

The following is an excerpt from a review of one of our most recent publications, Twomey on Partnership (2nd Ed) in which reviewer Elspeth Berry of Nottingham Trent University notes that this long-awaited second edition 'is highly readable, being clearly written throughout' and comments that the book is useful for. Read more
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Murdoch's Word of the Week: Good Friday Agreement

The agreement reached in the multi-party negotiations in Belfast on 10th April 1998 and annexed to the agreement between the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the government of Ireland and done on the same date. Also known as the Belfast Agreement or the British-Irish Agreement. Read more
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Brexit Briefing

Unwelcome Valentine's Day surprise looks likely for Prime Minister Last night Conservative MP Mark Francois told BBC News that he and the other members of the European Research Group (ERG) will vote against Ms May's motion on Brexit scheduled for today, citing the fact that it explicitly rules out a no-deal British. Read more
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Brexit and border security: phantom menace or national emergency?

With the prospect of a ‘no-deal’ British exit from the European Union looming large on the horizon, several Irish government representatives have warned of a resurgence in criminal activity in the towns and villages along our 310-mile northern border. Read more
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Blockchain explained: getting to grips with the technology behind Bitcoin

By now, most of us have heard about Bitcoin. However, familiarity with the technology underpinning this cryptographic currency – colloquially known to coders as ‘the blockchain’ – is far less common. Read more
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The boy who cried automation and the downside of doomsaying

Richard Susskind is not afraid to make big calls. Author of the acclaimed bestseller, The End of Lawyers, Susskind holds professorships at the University of Oxford, Gresham College and Strathclyde University – in addition to being the IT adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales. Read more
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Q&A with Eoin O'Connor: Author of National Security Law in Ireland

Our online editor caught up with barrister and author, Eoin O'Connor BL, whose new book, National Security Law in Ireland, hits shelves on January 31. We picked Eoin's brain on some of the most pressing contemporary issues affecting national security law and policy in Ireland. Pre-order your copy here. Read more
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