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Blog: Ease of making claims driving personal injuries cases up

Blog: Ease of making claims driving personal injuries cases up

John McCarthy, partner with McCarthy & Co, writes on a rise in personal injuries claims. The amount of personal injuries claims rose slightly around the country last year, official figures show, with most being awarded in places like Dublin, Cork and Limerick, and demonstrating that Ireland’s so-called “compensation culture” continues to grow. In total during […]

Richard Grogan on employment law: Jurisdiction in employment cases for cross-border workers

Richard Grogan on employment law: Jurisdiction in employment cases for cross-border workers

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on the wider implications of a European court ruling on cross-border workers. In the European Court of Justice in joined cases C-168/16 and C-169/16 to rule on the provisions of Regulations 44/2001 and various other regulations. The issue related to jurisdiction over individual contracts […]

Blog: Issuing legal proceedings of behalf of a child in the Injuries Board

Blog: Issuing legal proceedings of behalf of a child in the Injuries Board

It is possible for a person to initiate legal proceedings on a child/minor’s behalf, writes Pamela Downes, solicitor at Keating Connolly Sellors Solicitors in Limerick. Firstly, a claim would be lodged with the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB) and, if compensation is not awarded or an offer is rejected, they could proceed to court. The […]

Direct Provision: a home away from home?

Direct Provision: a home away from home?

Introduction The International Protection Act 2015(the IPA 2015) introduced a new single procedure system to Ireland in line with the rest of Europe, with the intention of reducing the lengthy waiting times experienced by international protection applicants. Such applicants include both refugees and those seeking subsidiary protection, i.e. who do not quality as a refugee […]

Blog: Repairing covenants in leases from a tenant’s perspective

Blog: Repairing covenants in leases from a tenant’s perspective

The repairing covenants in leases are among the most important covenants for a tenant to consider before committing to the signature of a lease. Eugene Cush, consultant solicitor at Keating Connolly Sellors Solicitors in Limerick, outlines that great care should be exercised to ensure that the tenant fully understands his/her obligations. It is standard in […]

Blog: How green is your lease?

Blog: How green is your lease?

The commercial lease is being redesigned with sustainability and the environment in mind as tenants and landlords see the advantages of going green. Roisin Bennett, partner in the property department at Reddy Charlton Solicitors in Dublin, explains the concept of the “green lease”. What is a “Green Lease”? A “Green Lease” is a commercial lease, […]

Richard Grogan on employment law: Notification of hours

Richard Grogan on employment law: Notification of hours

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on laws governing notification of hours. In the case of a Public Transport Company and a Worker WTC/17/10, the Labour Court dealt with a case under section 17, which is the issue of an employee being required to be given at least 24 hours […]

Just A Minute: Rossa McMahon

Just A Minute: Rossa McMahon

This week, solicitor Rossa McMahon of PG McMahon Solicitors in Co Limerick, recent winner in the Munster Solicitor of the Year category at the AIB Irish Law Awards, speaks to Irish Legal News for our regular Just A Minute feature. ILN: What has been your best experience as a lawyer? The feeling that I have […]

Richard Grogan: Disciplinary hearings – a seismic change for HR/IR professionals and lawyers

Richard Grogan: Disciplinary hearings – a seismic change for HR/IR professionals and lawyers

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors writes on a recent and significant High Court ruling. Mr Justice Eager’s judgment in Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board, delivered on 5th May 2017, is a very significant decision. I would recommend every employment Solicitor and Barrister who deals with employment […]

Richard Grogan on employment law: Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act

Richard Grogan on employment law: Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates Solicitors writes on the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act. In Stobbart (Ireland) Driver Services Limited and Scott Hazel HSD172, the Labour Court has very helpfully set out the law relating to penalisation under the Safety, Health and Welfare At Work Act. The Court […]