Thursday 21 September 2017

One Direction will soon have a date with the Irish High Court

One Direction: Yui Mok/PA Wire
One Direction: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Shane Phelan and Amy Molloy

World-famous boyband One Direction will soon have a date with the Irish High Court.

The boyband have been listed in a High Court action along with a host of other songwriters.

Rumours circulated last week that a One Direction reunion may be on the cards but they were quickly quashed.

Now, however, it looks like they’ll be reuniting for different reasons after an Irish law firm issued a High Court action against the pop group. 

Irish member Niall Horan and his bandmates Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson were all listed in the action.

Former band member Zayn Malik, who recently went solo, is also listed in the proceedings, along with British songwriter Jamie Scott and US songwriters Julian Bunetta and John Ryan.

The trio were involved in the production of a number of One Direction tracks including the number one hit ‘Story of My Life.’ 

Simco, the production company behind The X Factor; Big Deal Music, a publishing company that Ryan signed a contract with in 2013; Universal Music Publishing; EMI Music Publishing and Sony Music Entertainment UK were also named in the proceedings.

Louth law firm Smyth & Son issued the action for its client David Lewis last Thursday and have since refused to comment on the case. 

It is not yet known why the action has been brought or for what date the case has been set.

This information will not be made available until the documents outlining the details of the case have been filed with the court. 

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