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Leona Rankin: Has Northern Ireland been forgotten in post-Brexit immigration scheme?

Some thought it would never happen but the UK has officially left the European Union and with that departure, we prepare to welcome a new points-based immigration system, writes Leona Rankin, associate at Carson McDowell.

Published 25 February 2020

David Cantrell: Contracts of employment for employees without a valid work permit, ‘unenforceable’ in Labour Court and WRC

A recent decision of the Labour Court sheds light on the uncertainty surrounding the rights of non-EEA workers to seek compensation for owed payments from their employer in circumstances where they had been in employed without a valid work permit, writes David Cantrell, partner and head of the immigration group at Eugene F. Collins.

Published 25 February 2020

Irish Legal Heritage: John Philpot Curran and the trial of the Sheares brothers

Perhaps the most famous trials of John Philpot Curran’s career were those in which he appeared as defence counsel for leading figures of the Society of United Irishmen. 

Published 21 February 2020

Olivia O'Kane: The case of the world’s worst opera singer

Olivia O'Kane, partner and head of media and entertainments at Carson McDowell, examines a recent English court case concerning the authorship of a screenplay.

Published 20 February 2020

Alice O'Connor: Judgment mortgages – can you sever a joint tenancy?

Alice O'Connor, associate at William Fry, considers a recent ruling with significance for debtors who own joint properties and creditors seeking to enforce against jointly owned property.

Published 19 February 2020

Irish Legal Heritage: John Philpot Curran

John Philpot Curran was one of the most accomplished Irish lawyers of the late 18th and early 19th century. An excellent orator, Curran’s speeches in the courtroom were regularly met with great acclaim.

Published 14 February 2020

Christopher Stanley: Victims' payments scheme brings hierarchy of victims back to the fore

Christopher Stanley, litigation consultant at KRW LAW LLP, examines the new Troubles-related incident victims' payments scheme.

Published 13 February 2020

William Fry: Discovery – time to engage?

William Fry associates Adele Hall and Leeane Grace discuss developments in discovery.

Published 11 February 2020

Michael Murphy: Can a solicitor be penalised for correcting their own mistake?

Michael Murphy, litigation partner at Holmes O'Malley Sexton Solicitors, weighs up a recent decision of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) in England.

Published 7 February 2020

Irish Legal Heritage: The execution of Dorcas Kelly

On Wednesday 7 January 1761, Dorcas Kelly (also known as Darkey Kelly) was executed near St Stephens Green in Dublin.

Published 7 February 2020

Richard Grogan: Tax appeals throw settlement tax relief practices into disarray

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates looks at two recent tax appeal cases which have thrown existing practices to claim tax relief on employment awards into disarray.

Published 6 February 2020

Andrew McKeown: Beware insurance industry promises

Writing for Irish Legal News, barrister Andrew McKeown interrogates the insurance industry's narrative about the effect of litigation on insurance premiums in Ireland.

Published 4 February 2020

Julie Galbraith: The coronavirus and the workplace

Julie Galbraith, employment partner at Eversheds Sutherland in Dublin, looks at the coronavirus outbreak from the perspective of Irish employers.

Published 4 February 2020

Ronald Conway: What have the Romans (and other European partners) ever done for us?

Scottish solicitor advocate Ronald Conway responds from the perspective of a lawyer in the UK to Michael Upton's recent reflections on Brexit.

Published 4 February 2020

Joanne Ryan: Interlocutory injunctions and the fallout from Merck Sharpe & Dohme

Joanne Ryan, associate at William Fry, examines a recent decision that answers a question that arose for practitioners from the Supreme Court judgment in Merck Sharp & Dohme.

Published 31 January 2020