Justice must be done and seen to be done – but whose justice? That is the uncomfortable question Benjamin Bestgen examines this week. See his last jurisprudential primer here. It’s said that the creation of laws sometimes resembles sausage-making: you need a strong stomach if you re
Benjamin Bestgen considers the law around espionage in this week's jurisprudential primer. See last week's here. James Bond is a bad spy; a pathological character who’d probably score highly on most psychopathy tests: he is glib, manipulative, self-absorbed, lacking in empathy, unnecessarily v
Leonora Malone, partner at Eugene F. Collins, highlights that the responsibility for filing accurate information to the CRO rests with the company and its officers. All companies have obligations to file various statutory returns in the Companies Registration Office (CRO) from time to time but it is
Kennedys partner Noel Devins and senior associate Gearóid Corrigan examine a court ruling on the renewing of summons with important implications for Irish solicitors. Murphy v HSE, a recent Court of Appeal decision, confirmed the correct legal test for the renewal of a Summons under Order 8 R
Rosemary Connolly, principal solicitor at Rosemary Connolly Solicitors, Employment and Equality Lawyers, welcomes the UK Supreme Court ruling in Uber v Aslam and Others (Respondents). The Supreme Court ruled last Friday that taxi drivers providing services to Uber were workers providing personal ser
Alistair Kinley of commercial and insurance law specialists BLM considers the latest developments on the personal injury discount rate in Northern Ireland. At last Friday’s meeting of the justice committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly it was reported that the minister had obtained the agre
Employment lawyer Sarah Cochrane of Belfast-based Carson McDowell comments on a landmark ruling on the employment status of Uber drivers. The UK Supreme Court has handed down its much-anticipated judgment confirming that those engaged by Uber were ‘workers’ and not self-employed contract
William Fry partner Alicia Compton and associate Karen Hennessy look into the new travel restrictions and what employers need to consider if their employees are travelling for work. In recent weeks the government has ramped up its efforts to restrict travel to and from Ireland to curb the spread of
This week Benjamin Bestgen considers swearing, without which many of us would struggle to get through the day. See his last jurisprudential primer here. Unrelated to jurisprudential questions, a colleague recently mentioned the Jersey employment tribunal case of Wilkinson v Fairway Trust Limited [20
Employment solicitor Leanne McKeown of Rosemary Connolly Employment & Equality Solicitors highlights a recent ruling from Great Britain which Northern Ireland employers should note. The recent GB case of Allay (UK) Ltd v Mr S Gehlen (2021) demonstrates the continuing duty on employers to review
This Sunday marks the centenary of the escape of three men from Kilmainham Gaol, at that time both a British military barracks and a political prison.
Eugene F Collins partner Paul Dempsey and solicitor Niamh O'Brien highlight the options available when serving legal proceedings on a party based in the UK. The United Kingdom’s official departure from the European Union has had a significant effect on cross border civil and commercial litigat
Judith Curtin, partner at O'Flynn Exhams Solicitors LLP, looks at the new Code of Practice on bullying. The Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work came into effect on 23 December 2020.
Should men be able to reject fatherhood without attracting legal obligations? Benjamin Bestgen considers this and other questions around abortion in this week's jurisprudential primer. See his last one here. Abortion remains the subject of one of the most contentious social debates of the
Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan considers Fixed Term Work Act contracts and their interaction with the Unfair Dismissal Acts 1977-2015 and the Maternity Protection Act 1994. There are very strict time limits in the Workplace Relations Act 2015. Under section 44(3), an appeal to the Labour Co