Changes afoot in the area of Protected Disclosures

Changes afoot in the area of Protected Disclosures The recent enactment of the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill will bring significant changes as to how how employers are to deal with the issue of whistleblowers within their businesses. It is expected that the Act will be enacted before the end of the summer recess in 2022. […]

Remote working here to stay?

Remote working here to stay?   The two years of the Covid pandemic changed many aspects of our day to day lives. One of the most striking features of Covid was the introduction of a heretofore unheard-of concept to many employers namely remote working. The Government have recently published a right to request working bill […]

Definition of ‘dishonesty’ in regulatory matters

Definition of ‘dishonesty’ in regulatory matters   In a recent decision in the Court of Appeal, an important clarification was provided in relation to the test to be met in respect of misconduct in regulatory matters. This case involved a solicitor, Kathleen Doocey, who had been involved in significant breaches of the Law Society Solicitors […]

Discovery in family law cases

Discovery in family law cases   A recent interesting decision of Mr Justice Barrett in the case of Q v Q delivered in May 2022 may give some clarity in relation to applications for discovery in family law cases. In this case the discovery was sought of various documents but including documentation and additional information […]

Delay at your peril

Delay at your peril Delay at your peril A recent decision by Mr Justice Simons in the case of Eirgrid v Dunphy Engineering highlights again the importance of taking steps as swiftly as possible in proceedings to avoid an application for strike out. In this case the Defendant issued a third party notice i.e. bringing […]