Sandyford.com Legal Features

High Court affirms it has no jurisdiction to grant an injunction in circumstances where an employee claims to have been unfairly selected for redundancy.

07/12/2017 - In a development that will be of some relief for employers, in Kearney v Byrne Wallace, the High Court has affirmed that it does not have jurisdiction to grant an injunction in circumstances where an employee claims to have been unfairly selected for redundancy.

Appointment of Directors by Shareholders: The Importance of Compliance with Notice Provisions

06/12/2017 - A recent High Court judgment considered the requirements for the valid appointment of directors by Shareholders.

New Bill Proposes to Modernise and Consolidate Irish Anti-Corruption and Bribery Laws

06/12/2017 - On 2 November 2017, the Government published the long-awaited Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017 (the "Bill").

Countdown to GDPR: 6 Months to Go

05/12/2017 - There are just 6 months to go until the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect across the European Union on 25 May 2018.

Considering buying a residential property? Tips to prepare you for the process

01/12/2017 - Buying a house is the biggest deal you can do in the course of your lifetime. It brings all sorts of challenges from finding your dream house to getting your finances ship-shape and negotiating the best price for you and your family. Amorys solictiors offer us some advice.

Claims for Unfair Dismissal : What to bring to your first meeting with your Solicitor

21/11/2017 - Employees who have been dismissed may require legal advice as to whether or not grounds exist to support a claim against their previous employer under unfair dismissal, equality or legislation applicable to their circumstances.

Stamp Duty – Purchasers Mid Transaction Breathe a Sigh of Relief

15/11/2017 - The Minister for Finance has included transitional measures in the Finance Bill 2017 providing mid transaction stamp duty relief for certain purchasers.

New Legislation to Tackle Cybercrime

02/11/2017 - The growing awareness in recent years of the dangers posed by cybercrime and high-profile incidents such as the WannaCry ransomware attack have brought the issue of cyber attacks into sharp focus

Shareholders Agreements - The Fundamentals

02/11/2017 - A shareholders' agreement is a private contract between some or all of the shareholders of a company, and often the company itself. This agreement will typically govern the ongoing relationship between the parties and may set out how the company is to be managed and controlled.

Forced Retirement Deemed a Discriminatory Termination

03/10/2017 - In a recent case before the Workplace Relations Commission, A Bookkeeper v A Retail Business (ADJ-5391), the Adjudication Officer held that the imposition of a mandatory retirement age without a contractual basis constituted an unlawful discriminatory termination.

Auctioneer’s Liability for Sales Brochure Clarified

01/08/2017 - On 1st June 2017 the Supreme Court delivered a long-awaited judgment overturning a previous decision of the High Court to hold an auctioneering firm liable in damages to a purchaser for inaccurate and misleading measurements contained in a sales brochure.

General Data Protection Regulation – Likely Impact for Employers and How to Prepare

01/08/2017 - The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), due to take effect on 25 May 2018, aims to harmonise data protection rules across the European Union ("EU") and marks a milestone in data protection laws in the EU.

Corporate Manslaughter Bill 2016

04/07/2017 - The Corporate Manslaughter Bill 2016 which is making its way through the Oireachtas at the moment creates 2 new criminal offences which will have significant impact on Healthcare service providers.

Legal challenge to Facebook transferring Data to US

22/06/2017 - Privacy Rights Campaigner Max Schrems claims the transfer of his personal data by Facebook from Europe to its US parent company is unlawful and in breach of his right to privacy under article 7 and 8 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

Anti-Avoidance and Offshore Structures – Last Call for Penalty Mitigation

18/04/2017 - The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan T.D. announced a comprehensive national programme targeting offshore tax evasion in his budget speech in October 2016 to tackle the perceived abuse of offshore structures.

Ten tips on how to avoid a claim for unfair dismissal in your workplace

04/04/2017 - Amorys solicitors offer some sage advice to business owners...

Mediation Bill announced for 2017

02/03/2017 - The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, has announced that she will publish the long awaited Mediation Bill this year.

The Gig Economy: update following the CitySprint decision in the UK

15/02/2017 - A cycle courier in the UK has been successful in arguing before a UK Employment Tribunal that she is entitled to 'worker' status for the purposes of the relevant UK legislation, despite the courier's contention that she was an independent contractor.

EU Commission proposes new ePrivacy Regulation

17/01/2017 - On 10 January 2017 the EU Commission proposed a new regulation (the “ePrivacy Regulation”) to replace Directive 2002/58/EC (the “ePrivacy Directive”).

New EU regulations require companies in Ireland to maintain a register of beneficial owners.

05/01/2017 - The European union (Anti-Money Laundering: Beneficial Ownership of Corporate Entities) Regulations 2016 (“the new AML Regulations”) which took effect from 15th November 2016, require most Irish registered companies to gather and retain on a register information on individuals who are its beneficial owners.

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