The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 – one to watch…

By Daisy Hickey

The Protected Disclosures Act (‘the Act’) was long awaited, and long anticipated, and has been stated to “set a new standard in terms of international best practice for whistleblower protection”.  We have identified the most important points of the legislation…

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Mental Health Issues and the Employment Relationship

By Daisy Hickey

Mental illnesses in employees can cause problems for employers in terms of costs, increased absences, sick pay, the need to hire temporary replacements, health and safety issues and potential liability should the mental illness arise from work related causes. The…

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Leman Connemara Challenge

By Daisy Hickey

Our annual charity event takes place on 23 August. This year it’s the “Leman Connemara Challenge” – a 200km race between two teams around Connemara including swimming, running, cycling and some team challenges all in aid of the Dublin Simon…

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Contract Killings

By Daisy Hickey

Declan Tormey, Head of the Ogier Leman Commercial and ICT Unit was published in the June 2014 edition of Retail News discussing the practical considerations when preparing commercial contracts for retailers. To read more click here

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Case Note on ATE and Champerty

By Daisy Hickey

Greenclean Waste Management Limited – Leahy practicing as Maurice Leahy & Co. Solicitors – Case Note on ATE and Champerty  Judge Hogan in the High Court recently handed down an interesting decision in the context of “After the Event” Legal…

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Director’s Duties – An Update

By Ronan McGoldrick

A recent decision of the High Court suggests that experienced directors will not be able to avoid culpability by relying on external legal advice. In a follow up to his previous article on a director’s fiduciary duty, Ronan McGoldrick examines…

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Boundary Walls – Court Process to Deal with Disputes

By Daisy Hickey

Who can do what to their boundary walls?  It can often be subject of dinner table conversation but as construction sector activity picks up, management of boundary walls and party wall disputes will become a feature of many development plans…

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The Lure of the Darkside

By Daisy Hickey

James O’Rourke of Ogier Leman Commercial Department published in the Law Society Gazette discussing the benefits of industry experience to private practice lawyers and debunking some of the myths of the so called “easy life” of in-house lawyers. To read…

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Bewleys – Appeal result due any day

By John Hogan

The landmark Bewley’s rent review case has come before the Supreme Court and the result could have far reaching implications for both commercial property owners and their tenants. At issue is the interpretation of a lease and the rent on…

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Postcodes – at last for our online retailers!

By John Hogan

Ireland is one of the few countries in the world, and the only European Union country that does not have a postal code system, but this is all set to change! The introduction of codes, known as “Eircodes” is planned…

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How to get a Training Contract

By Daisy Hickey

  1. Be prepared Do your research and really know the firm you are applying to. When writing your CV and cover letter, be concise. Stick to the point and don’t try to embellish it with legalese. This applies also…

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VAT Refund for Golf Clubs

By Daisy Hickey

The Revenue Commissioners have recently confirmed that Golf Clubs may be entitled to claim Vat at 9% back on Green Fees. Following a recent European Court of Justice decision taken by Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club, VAT on green…

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Top 10 AGM Tips for Sporting Organisations

By Daisy Hickey

Schedule the next AGM at least 6 months in advance – while often not strictly required, this will allow time for preparation and circulation of notices; Establish working committees that include key stakeholder representatives to deal with contentious issues in…

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Directors’ and Officers’ Liability – The Fiduciary Duty

By Ronan McGoldrick

Directors’ duties, particularly for those appointed to regulated entities in the financial services sector are onerous and becoming more so. The duties are informed by legislation including the Companies Acts and various European Regulations, common law provided on foot of…

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How can I void my Personal Guarantee?

By Ronan McGoldrick

During the boom personal guarantees were given by numerous individuals to facilitate borrowing by corporate entities and dependent relatives. Now many of those guarantors are in difficulty and their personal guarantees are outstanding. They are trying to negotiate debt settlements…

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