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Getting the Deal Done: Good faith

Getting the Deal Done: Good faith

In the first of a series of short articles examining common contractual terms, the effect of which is often misunderstood or underestimated, Elaine McGrath examines the concept of ‘good faith’. How often have you agreed to act in good faith in relation to an element of a contract such a negotiation of a price review […]

NI Blog: A lease by another name

NI Blog: A lease by another name

Luke Thompson, associate solicitor in Tughans’ real estate team, writes on a court case regarding leases by another name. At some point in your adult life, someone will likely quote (or commonly misquote) the Duck Test to you. For the benefit of clarity, the generally accepted expression is, “if it looks like a duck, swims […]

Richard Grogan on employment law: Compensation in equality and associated cases

Richard Grogan on employment law: Compensation in equality and associated cases

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on a recent decision setting out compensation awards in equality and associated cases. The Labour Court decision in the case of G4S Secure Solutions (Ireland) Limited and Tiina Villi EDA1718 is an important decision in that the Court has taken the time to set […]

Richard Grogan on employment law: The running of cases before the WRC and the Labour Court

Richard Grogan on employment law: The running of cases before the WRC and the Labour Court

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates. The legislation under the Workplace Relations Act as regards running cases before the WRC or the Labour Court provides that the WRC shall investigate matters. Funnily in respect of the Labour Court, the legislation is silent in section 44, but it can be assumed that […]

Blog: State must justify introduction of public services card

Blog: State must justify introduction of public services card

Fred Logue, partner at FP Logue Solicitors, writes on the State’s legal obligations regarding the controversial public services card. The public services card, introduced as a means of combating welfare fraud, has turned into the standard identity verification scheme to be used to access all public services in Ireland. Through the card registration process, detailed […]

Richard Grogan on employment law: Who is an employer?

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates writes on an important case involving an unfair dismissal. In the case of The Minister for Education and Skills and Jacqueline Walsh DWT1716, the Labour Court had to deal with an issue as to who the correct employer was in relation to claims under various […]

Richard Grogan on employment law: Redundancy – a trap for employers

Richard Grogan on employment law: Redundancy – a trap for employers

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates advises employers to take care with redundancy. In ADJ4328 the Adjudication Officer had to deal with a situation where an employee on lay-off gave a notice of intention to claim redundancy to the employer. The employee did not use the RP9 Form. The Adjudication Officer […]

Blog: Prisoner numbers are in urgent need of review

Blog: Prisoner numbers are in urgent need of review

Ian O’Donnell, professor of criminology at University College Dublin, writes on the drop in Irish prisoner numbers. Something strange is happening in Irish prisons. After years of extravagant growth, the numbers in custody have fallen. Statistics produced by the Irish Prison Service show a drop from a peak of 4,390 in 2011 to 3,660 this […]

Blog: Two-court solution to ECJ problem a step in the right direction

Blog: Two-court solution to ECJ problem a step in the right direction

Tobias Lock, senior lecturer in European law and co-director of the Europa Institute at Edinburgh Law School, thinks the two-court solution best for regulating UK-EU dealings after Brexit. For an attempt to understand the UK government’s position on the future role of the European Court of Justice, it is probably best to start by explaining […]

NI Blog: Queerying Petition X

NI Blog: Queerying Petition X

Conor McCormick, a PhD Candidate in the School of Law at Queen’s University Belfast, critiques the decision in the same-sex marriage case known as Petition X. The High Court of Northern Ireland has delivered two related judgments dealing with the issue of same-sex marriage. Three brief critiques of the approach and findings of O’Hara J […]