CRITICAL EMPLOYMENT LAW CHANGES FOR EMPLOYERS

There has been a recent case which has caused a massive change in Employment Law practice that all employers (and employees) should be aware of. Richard Grogan has written an excellent article about this change for HR professionals and lawyers, … Continue reading

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Big Changes in Criminal Law

There has recently been a significant change in criminal law in Ireland that affects us all.  Even if you are not a “criminal” it is an important change for anyone who is questioned by the Gardai.

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Family Law Changes

There has recently been a lot of discussion about possible changes to the family law system here in Ireland. One recent change is the introduction of reporting of family law matters which should be interesting as this practice develops.

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A Quick Look – Personal Insolvency Act 2012

The Personal Insolvency Act 2012 is complicated and may be cumbersome to apply.  Only time will tell if it’s numerous provisions and procedures are feasible, but I suppose at best it is an attempt to try and balance some of … Continue reading

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Future of Farming – Milk Production Partnership

There has been some recent discussion about Milk Production Partnerships (MPPs) which are being promoted as being a good way of developing Irish Agriculture and strengthening growth in the industry.  Teagasc has carried out a recent study in this area … Continue reading

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Legal Aid and Courts Service complaints

It was announced this week the Ombudsman (Amendment) Act 2012 had passed the final stage in the Dáil. There is an interesting development as it extends the power of the Ombudsman’s Office to cover a number of further government departments.  … Continue reading

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International Bar Association Conference

The International Bar Association Conference was hosted in Dublin last week with a large attendance of Lawyers and Solicitors from all around the world. There were a number of events on during the week where different committees and groups met … Continue reading

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Employment Law Update – Equality Tribunal

There have been a number of recent decisions from the Equality Tribunal which have penalised Employers heavily for discrimination and bullying. One Employer was fined €315,000 by the Equality Tribunal for its actions.

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Beware of Facebook

It was due to happen at some stage in Ireland – it has been happening in jurisdictions overseas for a while – but the Irish Courts have now recognised that an acceptable form of “substituted service” can be via social … Continue reading

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Case Report – Personal Injury award

A recent case in the High Court set a level of damages for a car accident at €60,000 for pain and suffering and a further €30,000 for future pain and suffering. This struck me as quite high for a whiplash-type … Continue reading

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