Opinion

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Peter Devitt, associate at Hayes Solicitors, examines a decision bringing clarity to the interpretation of the "special circumstances" test for plaintiffs who are seeking to renew a summons. Under the Rules of the Superior Courts, a Summons (the document that initiates legal proceedings) remains in

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William Fry partner Leo Moore examines what is reasonable and proportionate to request from an individual in order to verify their identity. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) significantly enhances data subject rights, including the right to information, access, rectification and erasure

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Philip Flynn, founder and owner of legal consultancy PF Solicitors, explores the future of in-house legal services. The nature and make-up of legal functions/departments varies considerably from growth stage companies, to larger multi-nationals. This is driven by more obvious factors, such as the si

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"Travelling with an enormous piece of luggage only seems like a contradiction in terms to those who feel properly dressed for every occasion in T-shirt, jeans, and trainers," writes Bernhard Roetzel. But have times changed and should smart casual or something worse prevail? We hope not. Benjami

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William Fry lawyers Patrick Murphy and Laura Flanagan talk about spectator litigation in sport where spectators are struck by golf balls, rugby balls or ice hockey pucks while attending sporting events. While litigation taken by spectators is relatively rare in Ireland, it has arisen in golf, i

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Benjamin Bestgen this week discusses violence against women. See his last primer here. One of the fundamental justifications for permitting an organised state, government and law enforcement to exist is that these institutions, and the people who serve in them, are meant to guarantee public safety.

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Dr Sandra Duffy comments on Friday's High Court ruling in AB v Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, the first case funded by the Good Law Project's Trans Defence Fund. In the case of AB v Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, heard before the High Court of England and Wales (Family Division), a challenge was

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Co Kildare firm Moloney Solicitors has instituted proceedings against a German company on behalf of a number of clients who experienced a worsening of their vision following the insertion of intraocular lenses. The lenses, which were implanted in patients' eyes, were subject to a recall by Oculentis

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Deirdre Malone details a very interesting discrimination case. Suchavadee Foley ordered a tea from Starbucks last January. Not a tricky transaction, however, the interaction resulted in a €12,000 award to Ms Foley. When placing her order, Ms Foley started to spell an abbreviated version of her

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The family law courts continue to operate during Level 5 restrictions. However, to protect staff and the wider public, the courts are of coruse trying to reduce numbers of people attending the courts, writes Mary McMorland. The courts’ staff and practitioners have done what they can to try and

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Benjamin Bestgen turns his eye to the legalities of torture this week. See last week's jurisprudential primer here. Torture is a disturbingly common feature in our entertainment. In medieval or horror stories but also war and crime movies, books or TV series, the bad guys routinely torture innocents

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The need for clarification of the legislative landscape governing cryptocurrency is one of the world’s worst kept secrets, write Andrew Tzialli and Rachel McCausland. Bitcoin in particular recently earned its place on a global platform by exceeding a $1 trillion market cap and investors (

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Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan takes a look at the different kinds of workplace stress. Workplace stress and burnout has always been relevant. Increasingly it is affecting executives, particularly senior executives, managers, professionals, and those in the medical profession particula

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