Blogs



Leanne McKeown: Dismissal for refusing to wear a face mask ruled fair by Employment Tribunal

Employment solicitor Leanne McKeown of Rosemary Connolly Employment & Equality Solicitors looks across the water at one of the first tribunal rulings on employees who refuse to wear masks.

Published 11 March 2021

Jason O'Sullivan: Tackling white-collar crime in Ireland

Jason O'Sullivan, solicitor and public affairs consultant at J.O.S Solicitors, examines the deficit of a proper legal framework for white-collar crime in Ireland.

Published 10 March 2021

Richard Grogan: Holiday pay

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan reminds employers they cannot pay an allowance instead of granting leave.

Published 10 March 2021

Benjamin Bestgen: Tokyo story

Justice must be done and seen to be done – but whose justice? That is the uncomfortable question Benjamin Bestgen examines this week. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 10 March 2021

Benjamin Bestgen: Tertia Optio – law and espionage

Benjamin Bestgen considers the law around espionage in this week's jurisprudential primer. See last week's here.

Published 3 March 2021

Leonora Malone: How a mistaken CRO filing can become a sensitive business issue

Leonora Malone, partner at Eugene F. Collins, highlights that the responsibility for filing accurate information to the CRO rests with the company and its officers.

Published 26 February 2021

Blog: The renewing of summons in Ireland – the proper legal test and takeaways for solicitors

Kennedys partner Noel Devins and senior associate Gearóid Corrigan examine a court ruling on the renewing of summons with important implications for Irish solicitors.

Published 24 February 2021

Rosemary Connolly: Uber ruling helps redress imbalance in favour of gig economy workers

Rosemary Connolly, principal solicitor at Rosemary Connolly Solicitors, Employment and Equality Lawyers, welcomes the UK Supreme Court ruling in Uber v Aslam and Others (Respondents).

Published 24 February 2021

Alistair Kinley: Further tension between minister and justice committee over NI discount rate

Alistair Kinley of commercial and insurance law specialists BLM considers the latest developments on the personal injury discount rate in Northern Ireland.

Published 23 February 2021

Sarah Cochrane: Uber ruling pushes worker status back to the top of the agenda

Employment lawyer Sarah Cochrane of Belfast-based Carson McDowell comments on a landmark ruling on the employment status of Uber drivers.

Published 22 February 2021

Blog: Travelling to Ireland? Here's what you need to know

William Fry partner Alicia Compton and associate Karen Hennessy look into the new travel restrictions and what employers need to consider if their employees are travelling for work.

Published 17 February 2021

Benjamin Bestgen: Lawyers and profanity

This week Benjamin Bestgen considers swearing, without which many of us would struggle to get through the day. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 17 February 2021

Leanne McKeown: Employers have continuing duty to review equality and diversity training

Employment solicitor Leanne McKeown of Rosemary Connolly Employment & Equality Solicitors highlights a recent ruling from Great Britain which Northern Ireland employers should note.

Published 16 February 2021

Blog: Serving legal documents in the UK post-Brexit

Eugene F Collins partner Paul Dempsey and solicitor Niamh O'Brien highlight the options available when serving legal proceedings on a party based in the UK.

Published 11 February 2021