William Fry



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

William Fry named Irish Patent Contentious Firm of the Year

William Fry has been named Irish Patent Contentious Firm of the Year 2021 at the annual Managing IP Awards, held virtually this week.

Published 1 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

Matheson and Maples Group ranked as Ireland's top funds advisers

Matheson and Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, have been ranked among the leading legal advisers to the Irish funds industry.

Published 2 March 2021

William Fry recognised for investing in diversity

William Fry has been recognised by the Irish Centre for Diversity (ICFD) and awarded its Investors in Diversity Silver accreditation.

Published 19 February 2021

M&A market to 'regain certainty' after remarkably strong €9.1bn in deals last year

The period of "extreme uncertainty" in the Irish M&A market is drawing to a close, William Fry has said following a report showing the total value of Irish deals increased by 14 per cent to €9.1 billion last year in spite of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published 17 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

Blog: First reported WRC decision on Covid-19 in the workplace

William Fry partners Louise Harrison and Nuala Clayton examine a case in which the rejection of an employee's request to work from home constituted constructive dismissal.

Published 5 February 2021

Most in-house Irish lawyers have experienced 'burn-out'

Most in-house lawyers in Ireland have experienced symptoms of burn-out, a new survey suggests.

Published 11 December 2020

Online shareholder meetings could outlast Covid-19 pandemic

Online shareholder meetings may continue to be allowed in Irish law beyond next summer if take-up remains strong after the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, William Fry has said.

Published 2 December 2020

Blog: Jurisdiction and legal advice privilege

William Fry partners Derek Hegarty and Laura Murdock give practical advice on common issues relating to legal advice privilege and jurisdiction.

Published 18 November 2020

William Fry: Venture capital funding up despite Covid-19

Venture capital funding into Irish SMEs increased by 41 per cent in the third quarter of 2020 despite the impact of Covid-19, according to a new survey published in association with law firm William Fry.

Published 17 November 2020

William Fry names Owen O'Sullivan as new managing partner

William Fry has named Owen O'Sullivan as its new managing partner, succeeding Bryan Bourke after six years in the post.

Published 12 November 2020

Andrew Desmond: Data Protection Commission finds prison security system in breach of GDPR

Andrew Desmond, associate at William Fry, examines a recent investigation by the Data Protection Commission (DPC).

Published 5 November 2020

William Fry: Cheating in esports – the 'coach spectator bug' decision

William Fry associate Patrick Murphy and trainee Laura Flanagan look at a recent scandal in the world of esports.

Published 2 November 2020