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Blog: Damages for the oppressed?

Blog: Damages for the oppressed?

Stephen Keogh, managing partner and commercial solicitor at Keating Connolly Sellors, writes on compensation under section 212 of the Companies Act 2014. The introduction of the Companies Acts 2014 under Section 212 introduced a novel change whereby minority shareholders have a clear right to seek damages in a situation where they have been oppressed or […]

Richard Grogan on employment law: Dismissal by Receivers

Richard Grogan on employment law: Dismissal by Receivers

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on dismissal by receivers. The case of Brennan and Irish Pride Bakeries (In Receivership) is a decision of the Court of Appeal given by Ms. Justice Finlay Geoghegan delivered on 29th March 2017 under reference 2017 IECA107. The contract which the employee had was […]

NI Blog: Will AI technology replace lawyers any time soon?

NI Blog: Will AI technology replace lawyers any time soon?

Andrew Kirke, associate director at Tughans, explores how likely it is that robots will replace lawyers in the not-too-distant future. A couple of lawyers from Tughans were at a leading technology conference in Belfast recently and the discussion moved to the future of the legal sector and the potential for lawyers to be replaced by […]

Blog: Repealing the Eighth strikes balance between constitutional principles and practicable laws

Blog: Repealing the Eighth strikes balance between constitutional principles and practicable laws

Máiréad Enright, senior lecturer at Birmingham Law School, writes on the Citizens’ Assembly’s current consideration of Ireland’s abortion laws. The Citizens’ Assembly meets this weekend, and may recommend changing Ireland’s abortion laws. The only viable recommendation is to repeal the Eighth Amendment. Legal experts agree that the Constitution is not the place to regulate healthcare. […]

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 writes on a recent Labour Court case. In ADJ4397, the Adjudication Officer had to deal with the complaint under section 28 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. In this case, the employee earned approximately €35,000 per annum and was awarded €25,000. […]

NI Blog: Employees offered up to £100k to whistleblow on employers

NI Blog: Employees offered up to £100k to whistleblow on employers

Nathan Campbell, solicitor at Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors in Belfast, writes on a new crackdown by competition watchdogs on price-fixing and bid-rigging. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is seeking to crack down on illegal activity such as price-fixing and bid-rigging by offering a reward of up to £100,000, and the promise of anonymity to […]

Richard Grogan on employment law: Alcohol dependency and equality law

Richard Grogan on employment law: Alcohol dependency and equality law

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on a recent Labour Court case. In a case of Irish Aviation Authority and Christopher Reddin UDD1710, being a decision of the Labour Court, the Court dismissed the appeal and held that the dismissal was not unfair. In this case the Court stated: “The […]

Blog: How your Easter egg survived the confectionery trademark wars

Blog: How your Easter egg survived the confectionery trademark wars

Eileen O’Gorman, partner at Dublin firm Gleeson McGrath Baldwin, writes on the way the law shapes your Easter egg. Most people tucking into their chocolate egg or rabbit on Easter Sunday would be surprised to hear the extent of the legal wrangling that has ensued on the colour of the wrapper or shape of the […]

Blog: The Whistleblowers Act 2014 – the employee’s perspective

Blog: The Whistleblowers Act 2014 – the employee’s perspective

In his article, The – “WHISTLEBLOWERS” – Protected Disclosures Act 2014 – For Good or for Bad?, Brian Morgan, litigation and employment law solicitor with Morgan McManus Solicitors, explains the provisions of the Protected Disclosure Act 2014, opining that it can be used for good or bad. Here he advises employees as to how they […]

Blog: The real truth about ‘compensation culture’

Blog: The real truth about ‘compensation culture’

Karen Kearney, partner and medical negligence solicitor at Cantillons Solicitors in Cork, writes on public discourse around so-called “compensation culture”. There has been a lot of talk about this topic in the recent weeks. Indeed, I was invited on to talk about this topic on Today with Sean O’ Rourke on the 05th April 2017. […]