February 5, 2019

Increasing number of solicitors reflects growing Irish economy

The Law Society of Ireland reports this week that there were 10,972 solicitors with practising certificates (PCs) on 31 December 2018 – an increase of 511 (or 4.8%) over the 10,461 PC holders on the same date in 2017. This 4.8% year-on-year increase in the total number of PC figures contrasted favourably with […]
January 22, 2019

Worker’s rights = Re-think on legal representation for employees in internal investigations

In an important recent decision the Court of Appeal has indicated a possible re-think on an employee’s right to legal representation during an internal disciplinary hearing. In its decision in Iarnród Éireann/Irish Rail v Barry McKelvey the Court of Appeal reversed an earlier finding of the High Court that an employee was entitled […]
January 18, 2019

Brexit = Status of employees living in Britain

With a hard Brexit looking more likely, the English Law Society has been busy updating its members with a host of implications in the legal world. One such area is that of employees. This week, they issued guidance, which is of interest to anyone working in the UK. We produce […]
November 19, 2018

Best to sue in the right Court to avoid costs against you

The awarding of differential costs orders by the Court of Appeal in Moin -v- Sicika and O’Malley -v- McEvoy [2018] IECA 240 highlights the importance of proceeding in the court jurisdiction that best suits the monetary value of the case and remitting the case where necessary. This Court of Appeal decision […]