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We are delighted to announce we have been awarded as the commercial law firm by the Public Sector Magazine. These Awards recognise excellence in key providers to the Irish Public Sector acknowledging the professionalism of companies that excel in what they do. Philip Lee announced best commercial law firm.

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The Report Stage of the Finance Bill published on 22 November 2017 outlined a number of changes to the conditions of the Key Employee Engagement Programme (“KEEP”) which was originally introduced in Budget 2018 (please see our original update here). The following amendments have been included which substantially amend the wording of the original Finance […]

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (“the DFAT”) has recently launched the long-awaited “National Plan on Business and Human Rights 2017-2020” (“the Plan”). The Plan seeks to give some effect to the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights adopted in 2011 and expresses the Government’s commitment to promoting responsible business practice […]

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Increasingly retailers are offering to send us our receipts by email. It’s a convenient way to keep your purse empty of litter. However the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) is concerned that some retailers are obtaining customers’ email addresses for one purpose (to send them an e-receipt) and then also using it for […]

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Leading global law firm network Multilaw, of which Philip Lee is the sole Irish member, has launched the “Brexposure” online self-assessment tool for businesses to be able to instantly evaluate their level of risk associated with Brexit. The tool is primarily aimed at owner managed businesses and SMEs with operations in the UK or EU […]

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As published in the Sunday Business Post on Sunday 19th November 2017. While getting an unexpected day off work may have been welcome to some workers during the storm, getting paid for that day is another matter. In the wake of recent major weather events like Storm Ophelia, one of the questions employers will have […]

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We are delighted to announce Ann Henry will be speaking at the Law Society of Ireland on Cyber security and what you need to know. All practitioners need to be ready to give advice to their clients on the implications of the new General Data Protection Rules and this 3-hour online course which was recorded […]

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Executive Summary Key Employee Engagement Programme “KEEP” was one of the headline announcements of Budget 2018. The scheme is an incentive to support SMEs with growth potential in the recruitment and retention of “key” employees. This is a welcome introduction following heavy lobbying from industry and both the Law Society and the Irish Tax Institute. However while […]

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We are delighted to announce Patrick Walshe, head of employment and pensions at Philip Lee, will be chairing and speaking at the white paper conference on “Redundancy and Dismissal: Hints, Tips and Solution-Focused Answers for Employers” in Dublin on Tuesday, 5 December 2017. The conference will cover the latest thinking on how employers can work within […]

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As published in the Sunday Business Post, 22nd October 2017. In recent weeks, a twitter account belonging to a supposed “Secret RTE Producer” has attracted a great deal of attention. The account appears to have been created in early September and makes a number of unflattering allegations about the broadcaster. Unsurprisingly, RTÉ has reacted adversely […]

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