William Fry partner Leo Moore and senior associate Rachel Hayes consider a recent European judgment with significance for data anonymisation. A recent decision of the European General Court has shifted the goalposts for data anonymisation.
Seamus McGranaghan, director at O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors, considers the risks for Northern Ireland employers ahead of Christmas party season. As employees begin to look forward to Christmas parties with colleagues, the banter that goes with the festive season is usually taken as part and parcel o
In my previous life as case reporter for ILN, I had to digest some long judgments. The first decision in the landmark Covid-19 business interruption claims ran to 214 pages. The judgment in Facebook’s judicial review to the DPC’s own volition inquiry came out to 197 pages. And don’
Ukrainian lawyer Vasyl Selifonov provides an update on progress towards an International Compensation Mechanism to deal with claims against Russia for damage caused by its invasion of Ukraine. As is well-known, on 24 February 2022, the Russian Federation launched a full-scale military invasion into
Ruth A FitzGerald SC considers the application of international humanitarian law to the current conflict between Israel and Hamas. The question being considered here is as to the way fighting is being conducted between Israel and Hamas, i.e., the law of war, and not the question of the legality of w
Peter McKenna explains the significance of this year's Law Society Council elections — the first with electronic voting in place. The Law Society Council election is held every year in which 15—16 ordinary members, and two provincial delegates, are elected to serve for a two-year period.
On 8 September, Mr Justice Mark Heslin committed Enoch Burke to prison for his failure to comply with a court order restraining him from trespassing at Wilson’s Hospital School. Although Mr Burke had been ordered to stay away from his former place of work since September 2022, a permanent inj
Eversheds Sutherland partner Audrey Elliott writes on the role of immigration in growing Northern Ireland's economy. Talented people are central to the economic growth of nations, but with skill shortages biting hard immigration has become an essential part of recruitment for businesses across the U
Oisín McLoughlin, corporate partner at Ogier Leman, outlines current trends in Ireland's M&A market. Given the size of Ireland's population, the pipeline of M&A opportunities in the country remains strong. With the summer months acting as a time of preparation for investors, the senti
Felim Ó Maolmhána reflects on the law and practice of drawing constituency boundaries as Ireland's new Electoral Commission prepares to present its recommendations. The political anoraks among us love nothing more than an election — any election, absolutely anywhere. Those of us
Dr Kevin Wozniak and Dr Ian Marder sound a note of caution on calls to step up policing of Dublin city centre. Commentators regularly lament the state of the Dublin city centre’s North side. Most recently, after a series of violent incidents and media reports, Morning Ireland wrote up its segm
As S.I. 391/1998 - Rules of the Superior Courts (No 6) Disclosure of Reports and Statements approaches its 25th birthday. The decision of the Court of Appeal in O’Flynn v Health Service Executive [i] of Mr Justice Noonan provided a detailed overview of the case law since its introduction
The highly anticipated, first of its kind Representative Actions for The Protection of the Collective Interests of Consumers Act 2023 was signed into law by the President on 11 July 20231. The Act marks a significant development in Irish consumer protection law and is particularly notable due to the
In the competitive legal landscape, marketing is a necessity. However, unlike other industries, legal marketing is a delicate dance, with ethical and regulatory considerations playing a pivotal role. So, how can law firms market themselves effectively while staying within the bounds of professional
The Family Courts Bill represents long-awaited progress to reform Ireland’s family courts system in the public interest. Since this was first promoted by the Law Reform Commission in the 1970s, families have faced long delays, courthouses not fit for purpose, and unequal access to ancillary se