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David Rodgers: Payment scheme will provide welcome support for employers during coronavirus

David Rodgers, tax solicitor at Ronan Daly Jermyn (RDJ), explores the support payment scheme announced this week in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 20 March 2020

Richard Grogan: Tax treatment of legal fees

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates explains the tax treatment of legal fees.

Published 20 March 2020

Our Legal Heritage: The unsolved mystery of the $500 million art theft

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the world’s largest unsolved art theft, in which 13 pieces worth around $500 million, including paintings by famous artists such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas and Manet, were stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

Published 20 March 2020

Alma Clissmann: Classified list of in-force legislation can now be accessed online

Alma Clissmann of the Law Reform Commission sets out the body's recent work to maintain an online list of in-force legislation.

Published 19 March 2020

In detail: The Irish Government's emergency coronavirus bill

Writing for Irish Legal News, barrister Andrew McKeown explores the provisions of the Irish Government's emergency coronavirus bill.

Published 18 March 2020

Fiona Carroll: Law Reform Commission's work is revealing snapshots of history

Fiona Carroll of the Law Reform Commission explains the body's work to repeal obsolete pre-1922 legislation.

Published 18 March 2020

Georgina Wallace: Let there be light

Construction lawyer Georgina Wallace of Ronan Daly Jermyn gives an overview of the law relating to the right to light, recent case law in this area, and the implications of the right to light on developers.

Published 16 March 2020

Jason O'Sullivan: COVID-19 crisis management tips for business

Jason O'Sullivan, solicitor and public affairs consultant at J.O.S Solicitors, offers a practical guide to Irish businesses on steps to take in preparation for the coronavirus crisis.

Published 12 March 2020

Joanne Hyde: Jig up for the gig economy?

Joanne Hyde, partner and head of employment at Eversheds Sutherland, examines a recent Irish court ruling on Sunday work.

Published 4 March 2020

Alison Cassidy: Proposed personal discount rate will needlessly drive up claims costs

Alison Cassidy, partner at BLM in Belfast, examines proposals to slash the personal injury discount rate in Northern Ireland.

Published 3 March 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Custody of digital assets

The safekeeping of digital assets by professional custodians remains uncertain territory. Scottish solicitor Benjamin Bestgen provides an overview.

Published 3 March 2020

Irish Legal Heritage: John Philpot Curran's defence of Oliver Bond

Curran spent many years defending United Irishmen who faced capital charges, the most famous of which were William Orr, Napper Tandy, and Wolfe Tone.

Published 28 February 2020

Richard Grogan: Health and safety breaches can lead to dismissal

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates looks at an employment issue of particular significance as coronavirus fears grip Ireland.

Published 27 February 2020

Stephen Kirwan: Pitfalls and uncertainties in Ireland's gender recognition laws

Stephen Kirwan, solicitor at KOD Lyons, explores the pitfalls and uncertainties remaining under Ireland's gender recognition laws.

Published 27 February 2020

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