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News / September, 2020

Parental leave Update – Increase to 26 weeks from 1st September 2020

On 1st September 2020 we saw the second of two changes to parental leave entitlements take effect under the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 (the “Act”). The Act was…

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News / August, 2020

COVID- 19 UPDATE: THE EMPLOYMENT WAGE SUBSIDY SCHEME

Since March 2020 the Irish Government has provided over €2.7 billion to subsidise wages for employees. These subsidies have been provided through the Temporary Wage Subsidy…

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News / June, 2020

Property law – Assessment of Equitable interest in a property where legal interest held a joint tenants – Parties seeking the determination of the equitable interest of each of the cohabiting parties in a residential property.

In the recent Circuit Court case of McGrane (the Plaintiff) v O’Foghlu (the Defendant) [2020] IECC 1, O’Connor J determined the beneficial interest of a residential property…

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News / June, 2020

Property Contract – Specific performance including assessment of damages and interest in respect of a contract for the purchase of a commercial property

In the recent Court of Appeal case Donegan & Ors (the Respondents) v Kenny (the Appellant) [2020] IECA 90, Haughton J considers the order and judgement of High Court specific…

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News / June, 2020

Remote Court Hearings: Guidelines and Tips for Parties and Practitioners

Guidelines
A new Practice Direction has been issued by the Supreme Court providing guidance on how applications will be heard remotely. This was a direct result of the COVID-19…

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News / May, 2020

COVID-19 – Returning to Work Safely – Webinar Summary

Whitney Moore’s Employment Litigation department held its first webinar of its series on the recently published Return to Work Safely Protocol  (the “Protocol”) and…

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News / May, 2020

Irish DPC issues first GDPR fine

The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has issued its first fine under the GDPR. A fine of €75,000 has been imposed on a State agency “Tusla” (the child and family…

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News / May, 2020

COVID-19 – Returning to Work Safely

The “Return to Work Safely Protocol” (the “Protocol”) was recently published by the Government in advance of the initial phase of the “Roadmap for Reopening Society and…

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News / March, 2020

COVID-19 – Force Majeure And Contractual Considerations

The coronavirus (Covid-19) has brought significant disruption to the economy and unprecedented circumstances for businesses that continue to evolve. With the introduction of…

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News / March, 2020

To all of our friends, clients and colleagues,

First and foremost, we urge everyone to stay safe and to have full regard to the guidelines being issued by the Irish Government and the Health Service Executive. The measures…

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News / April, 2021

WRC in line for major changes after recent Supreme Court Decision

The Supreme Court has recently ruled that, whilst the Workplace Relations Commission (“WRC”) is compatible with the Constitution in its administration of justice, there are a…

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News / April, 2021

A Brief Look into the New Personal Injuries Guidelines

Introduction
On the 6th of March 2021, the Judicial Council voted in favour of adopting the New Personal Injuries Guidelines (“the Guidelines”) drafted by the Personal…

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News / April, 2021

New Rules Allow for Remote Execution of Affidavits

The Rules of the Superior Courts (Affidavits) 2021 (S.I. No. 127/2021) came into effect on 31 March 2021 and will be welcomed by many practitioners and clients around the country….

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