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As published in the Sunday Business Post, Sunday 4th November 2018. The topic of transgender rights and equality has come to prominence in recent years and the latest decision of the Workplace Relations Commission on the subject, handed down in last month, is the perfect example of this.   This case involved an equality claim in […]

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As published in www.fora.ie on 4th November 2018. Mergers and acquisitions are a fact of life in Ireland – and a welcome reminder that the travails of the recent recession are largely behind us.  In 2018, we have seen a number of acquisitions of companies with the most prominent recent example being the takeover of […]

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Managing Partner Philip Lee joined Bobby Kerr at the Newstalk studio to talk about how the firm started, evolved and the challenges and opportunities ahead.   Listen back to the full interview.  Executive Chair interview with Bobby Kerr

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The Home Building Finance Ireland Bill 2018 has recently passed Committee Stage (the “Bill”) in the Oireachtas. The Bill provides for the establishment, funding and operation of Home Building Finance Ireland (“HBFI”) an entity to be managed by the National Treasury Management Agency.   Why? HBFI is being established as a temporary measure to address […]

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Over the last 10 years, the eSports sector has been subject to a stratospheric rise.  We are a far cry away from the days when competitive gaming was perceived to be a group of teenage guys connecting their PCs over a LAN network in their living room.  Today, organisers of competitions involving leading platforms are […]

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Malta, the country with the 32nd highest global GDP per capita, recently achieved what all other international financial and economic powerhouses have either failed or been reluctant to do: it passed a bill introducing a set of rules which formalise the regulation of Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”) and cryptocurrency exchanges.  Whilst the Virtual Financial Assets […]

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Can you guess who may know the following about you? where you live; where you work; where your kids go to school; your religion; how often you visit the doctor, whether you obey the speed limit; all of the contacts on your phone; details of all your phone calls, texts and messages; what radio stations […]

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The Supreme Court judgment in the Brandley and WJB Developments Limited v Deane and Lohan case1 (the “Brandley case”) brought to an end a long running legal saga and provided invaluable clarification of the limitation periods that apply to a claim in tort for property damage. The purpose of limitation periods is twofold: (i) to […]

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A key consideration for any contractor or sub-contractor under a construction contract is to ascertain the standard of care required of them in order to fulfil their contractual obligations. In many instances the standard is reasonable skill and care, however there are also occasions where a contract requires the higher and more onerous standard of […]

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As published in CIF Construction Magazine, September 2018.   “… Don’t talk anything you can whisper. Don’t whisper anything you can smile. Don’t smile anything you can nod. Don’t nod anything you can wink.”(1) Perhaps that quote is a little too clandestine when merely questioning the merits of confidentiality in certain Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) […]

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