Sandyford.com Legal Features

A New Era – Corruption Legislation Passes Through the Irish Parliament

12/06/2018 - The Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill 2017 (the "Bill") was passed on 30 May 2018 by the Seanad (the Irish Senate), concluding its passage through the Oireachtas (the Irish Houses of Parliament).

Gender Pay Gap Reporting in Ireland – Back in the Spotlight

07/06/2018 - Gender pay gap (GPG) reporting continues to be a focal point for UK employers following the requirement for employers with more than 250 employees to publish details of their median pay and bonus gaps before last month's deadline.

Fake Law Firms

29/05/2018 - Now that we have the concept of fake news why not fake law firms and fake law awards.

“Bogus” contracts for service – new law proposed to tackle employment status

01/05/2018 - A new private member's bill, the Prohibition of Bogus Self-Employment Bill 2018 (the Bill), put forward by Solidarity – People Before Profit, was published on 12 March 2018.

Employment Law in 2018

18/04/2018 - Employment law is constantly evolving and changing. Trends appearing are usually in response to important new case law and legislation, the work of politicians with a particular passion, or in response to global movements.

New Guidelines on Binding Corporate Rules Under the GDPR

04/04/2018 - In order to facilitate the use of Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) for international transfers of personal data to entities outside of the EU, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has issued two new sets of Guidelines on BCRs under the GDPR.

The Children’s First Act 2015 - some guidelines from Amorys Solicitors.

04/04/2018 - The Children’s First Act 2015 came into effect on 11th December 2017. This means the Children First National Guidelines for the protection and welfare of children are now law.

Employee Rights during adverse weather conditions

06/03/2018 - In the aftermath of Storm Emma, we answer five common questions from employers on the impact of severe weather conditions on the employer/ employee relationship.

Freedom of Expression

05/03/2018 - This week it has been reported that an English stand-up comedian has launched a website to raise money to defend a defamation action being taken against her by her estranged husband

Selling your Company? How to value your shares.

05/03/2018 - Any valuer in the corporate finance area will tell you that valuing a shareholding in a private limited company is not an exact science...

Should Controllers Refresh Existing Consent in light of GDPR?

05/03/2018 - Consent is one of six lawful bases to process personal data. For consent to be valid, it must be:

Data Protection Bill 2018 is mixed bag with concessions for Insurance Industry and Personal Liability for Directors

19/02/2018 - The Data Protection Bill 2018 (the "Bill") was published on 1 February 2018. The Bill, which runs to 132 pages, broadly follows the General Scheme of the Bill which was released in May 2017.

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

04/01/2018 - 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.

Countdown to GDPR: 6 Months to Go

04/01/2018 - 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.

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

04/01/2018 - 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").

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.

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

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