Katie McAuliffe: How COVID-19 is impacting healthcare litigation

Katie McAuliffe, senior associate at Mason Hayes & Curran, explores the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare litigation.

Published 23 June 2020

Brian Hunt and Michael Quinlan: Insurance reform – a top political priority

Ronan Daly Jermyn partner Brian Hunt and solicitor Michael Quinlan take a look at the ambitious plans for legislative reforms in the insurance sector.

Published 22 June 2020

Dorit McCann: Using the 'failing firm defence' to justify mergers in a post COVID-19 world

Dorit McCann, partner at Beauchamps, considers whether firms emerging from the COVID-19 crisis with access to financing can use the "failing firm defence" to justify acquisitions of competitive businesses.

Published 18 June 2020

Colin Russell: I want to ride my (Brompton folding) bicycle

Colin Russell, trainee solicitor at William Fry, considers a recent European Court of Justice ruling that copyright protection can apply to a product's shape.

Published 18 June 2020

Richard Grogan: What is a disability for the purposes of the Employment Act 1998 as amended?

Employment law solicitor Richard Grogan of Richard Grogan & Associates examines a recent case concerning disability discrimination at work.

Published 17 June 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Feminist legal philosophy

Benjamin Bestgen gives readers an introduction to feminist legal philosophy in his latest primer. See his last one here.

Published 17 June 2020

Cathy Colton: The legal pitfalls of altering licensed premises

Cathy Colton, partner at Carson McDowell, considers the legal pitfalls for businesses considering changes to licensed premises following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

Published 16 June 2020

Jason O'Sullivan: Mediation a timely solution for pandemic effects within legal sector

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 11 June 2020

Karolina Rozhnova: Over the rainbow – High Court orders Twitter to disclose information about parody account

William Fry trainee solicitor Karolina Rozhnova considers a recent case in which Twitter was ordered by the High Court to disclose information about a parody account.

Published 10 June 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Lies, damn lies...

Having thought about truth, Benjamin Bestgen now considers lies. See his last jurisprudential primer here.

Published 10 June 2020

Ronan Daly Jermyn: Catch me if you can – allegations of fraud as a defence in enforcement proceedings

Ronan Daly Jermyn solicitor Hilda Mannix, partner Darryl Broderick and trainee Chris Murray consider the strategies lenders and loan purchasers should consider when met with allegations of fraud as a defence in enforcement proceedings.

Published 5 June 2020

Richard McMeeken: Reforming UK contract law to cope with COVID-19

Scottish lawyer Richard McMeeken details new proposals to deal with the contract law implications of the current crisis.

Published 5 June 2020

Benjamin Bestgen: Nootropical law

In the tenth in his series on jurisprudential primers, Benjamin Bestgen looks at how the law might handle cognitive enhancements as new drugs are developed and our perceptions change.

Published 3 June 2020

Matthew Howse: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill and NI businesses

Eversheds Sutherland partner Matthew Howse explores what the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill means for businesses in Northern Ireland.

Published 2 June 2020

Mark O'Connell: Workplace safety laws still cover those working from home

Barrister Mark O'Connell reminds employers of their health and safety responsibilities to employees working from home.

Published 1 June 2020