Northern Ireland: Strength in adversity
The last time Legal Week focused on Northern Ireland, it found an economy and a legal market in rude health - deals were plentiful, property values were still exploding and the return of the devolved government to Northern Ireland promised a new era of inward investment from both the private and public sectors. All its law firms had enjoyed a record-breaking year and were expecting the same again. Wind forward 12 months, and the picture - both globally and locally - has changed somewhat. While most of Northern Ireland's firms did enjoy a very good year, much of this was down to the UK's ending of taper relief for capital gains tax, which presaged a spate of business owners divesting assets before this generous break was removed.
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