Blogs



Sumi Nadarajah: Motion marks – moving with the times

Sumi Nadarajah of FRKelly introduces Ireland's first registered "motion mark".

Published 27 May 2021

Richard Grogan: Mitigating loss and smoking on premises

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan explores a case involving unfair dismissal where an employee is smoking on work premises.

Published 27 May 2021

Ultán Anderson: Ransomware payments – an insurance perspective

Ultán Anderson, litigation solicitor at Leman Solicitors, explains how "cyber insurance" can help protect businesses from ransomware attacks.

Published 25 May 2021

Matthew Austin: Small companies will welcome proposed administrative rescue process

Matthew Austin and Mary Gill of Hayes solicitors LLP explain how the proposed new rescue process for small and micro businesses will operate.

Published 25 May 2021

Matthew Howse: Public inquiries and learning lessons from the pandemic

Matthew Howse, partner at Eversheds Sutherland in Belfast, reflects on the UK's recently announced Covid public inquiry and what it means for Northern Ireland.

Published 18 May 2021

Benjamin Bestgen: 52 attempts to make jurisprudence interesting

Benjamin Bestgen, the author of the jurisprudential primer series published in Scottish Legal News and Irish Legal News, reflects on a year of his articles – from their inception in far-flung New Zealand to their conclusion in besieged Jersey.

Published 12 May 2021

Rachel Rodgers: The pandemic has changed the world – or has it?

Rachel Rodgers, partner at Walkers, considers the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on agreements between landlords and tenants.

Published 30 April 2021

Leanne McKeown: Tribunal ruling shows importance of timely responses

Employment solicitor Leanne McKeown of Rosemary Connolly Employment & Equality Solicitors examines the lessons of a ruling against a law firm accused of age and disability discrimination.

Published 29 April 2021

Benjamin Bestgen: Legal writing

Benjamin Bestgen this week encourages lawyers to consider the craft of writing. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 21 April 2021

Peter Devitt: Clarification of circumstances under which a summons can be renewed

Peter Devitt, associate at Hayes Solicitors, examines a decision bringing clarity to the interpretation of the "special circumstances" test for plaintiffs who are seeking to renew a summons.

Published 16 April 2021

Leo Moore: Verifying the identity of a data subject

William Fry partner Leo Moore examines what is reasonable and proportionate to request from an individual in order to verify their identity.

Published 13 April 2021

Philip Flynn: The future of in-house

Philip Flynn, founder and owner of legal consultancy PF Solicitors, explores the future of in-house legal services.

Published 8 April 2021

Benjamin Bestgen: Clothes maketh people

"Travelling with an enormous piece of luggage only seems like a contradiction in terms to those who feel properly dressed for every occasion in T-shirt, jeans, and trainers," writes Bernhard Roetzel. But have times changed and should smart casual or something worse prevail? We hope not. Benjamin Bestgen takes up the topic of clothes this week. See last week's jurisprudential primer here.

Published 7 April 2021

Blog: When spectators take the hit – spectator litigation in Ireland

William Fry lawyers Patrick Murphy and Laura Flanagan talk about spectator litigation in sport where spectators are struck by golf balls, rugby balls or ice hockey pucks while attending sporting events.

Published 31 March 2021

Benjamin Bestgen: Women and safety from violence

Benjamin Bestgen this week discusses violence against women. See his last primer here.

Published 31 March 2021