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Philip Lee staff were proud to take part in Pembroke Hall’s Difference Day at St. Raphael’s Special School, Celbridge. St. Raphael’s provides for children with moderate, severe and profound intellectual disability. The school was established in 1963 and is part of Saint John of God Kildare Services. Volunteers worked together to complete 12 projects in […]

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Philip Lee is delighted to announce for the second year that the firm is the exclusive legal partner and main gold sponsor of the Construction Industry Federation Annual Conference. The event will take place at Croke Park, Dublin on October 2nd. The theme of the event is “Constructing Ireland 2040: How the industry will shape […]

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Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Lancashire County Council [2018] EWHC 1589 (TCC) 22 June 2018 “a procurement in which the contracting authority cannot explain why it awarded the scores which it did fails the most basic standard of transparency”. The above submission accepted by Mr Justice Stuart-Smith in […]

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As published in the Sunday Business Post, August 2018. Employment disputes are a fact of life – people being people, tensions inevitably arise in the workplace and these can cause significant difficulties for employers and employees alike. In any business, there will always be a (hopefully limited) cohort of individuals whom the employer will not […]

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Partner Simon O’Neill has been working closely with Community Finance Ireland to introduce Ireland’s first Shariah compliant financing product Developed for Community Finance Ireland (CFI), An Irish charity dedicated to providing loans to community groups which has extended an excess of EUR90 million (US$105.41 million) to over 500 organizations, has added a Shariah compliant financing […]

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As published in the Sunday Business Post, 5th August 2018. Ireland, like many of our EU neighbours, includes among its myriad of immigration schemes a residence-by-investment programme for high net worth individuals. The Immigrant Investor Programme (IIP) was only introduced in 2012 and is still in its infancy. As it grows and expands, it learns. […]

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The European Union (Planning and Development)(Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2018 will come into operation on 1 September 2018. They seek to transpose EIA Directive 2014/52/EU and to give further effect to the 2011 Directive.  They do so by way of extensive amendments to existing planning legislation and a timely consolidation of the legislation would be […]

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The Employment Permits Section of the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation is currently experiencing a backlog of employment permit applications and has apologised to customers experiencing difficulties as a result of the delays. The current processing times for standard Employment Permit applications is over thirteen weeks, up from the typical six to eight weeks, […]

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As published in the Sunday Business Post, July 2018. The ongoing dispute within the Kilkenny Group has attracted a lot of coverage in recent months. It appears that the parties now intend to allow the courts to resolve the dispute, recent talks apparently having broken down. The dispute arises from the dismissal of the chief […]

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Sustainable Finance: Converging Responsible Finance, ESG, Ethical Finance and Green Finance to deliver real impact. As published by the Responsible Finance and Investment Foundation (RFI) on 10th July 2018: Climate change and sustainability are not terms commonly associated with financial services. That is set to change following the release of the EU High Level Expert […]

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