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New Irish companies legislation signed into law

New Irish companies legislation signed into law

Further to our recent update regarding proposed changes to the Companies Act 2014, the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (COVID-19) Act 2020 has be ...

High Court rules that discovery documentation requested in “tiger kidnapping” case is not protected by public interest privilege

High Court rules that discovery documentation requested in “tiger kidnapping” case is not protected by public interest privilege

Introduction and background to decision In its recent decision in Byrne v Hannon and An Post [2020] IEHC 101, the High Court rejected arguments by An ...

Court of Appeal upholds High Court decision to dismiss Ryanair defamation action

Court of Appeal upholds High Court decision to dismiss Ryanair defamation action

In its recent decision in Ryanair DAC and Another v Van Zwol and Others [2020] IECA 105, the Court of Appeal refused an appeal by Ryanair against the ...

High Court refuses summary judgment application over failure to sufficiently plead particulars of debt claimed

High Court refuses summary judgment application over failure to sufficiently plead particulars of debt claimed

Introduction In Havbell DAC v Harris and Another [2020] IEHC 147, the High Court refused an application for summary judgment and found that the Plaint ...

Latest from the Irish Courts

Latest from the Irish Courts

Remote Hearings As in other jurisdictions, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the operation of the Courts in Ireland. This has resu ...

Norwich Pharmacal Relief and Rogue Twitter Accounts

Norwich Pharmacal Relief and Rogue Twitter Accounts

On 5 June 2020, a well-known global courier service, Fastway Couriers ("Fastway"), obtained Norwich Pharmacal relief from the High Court against Twitt ...

Cyber attacks are on the rise as security risks inherent in working from home are being exploited

Cyber attacks are on the rise as security risks inherent in working from home are being exploited

A recent report released by insurance company, Hiscox, outlined that 41% of Irish businesses experienced at least one cyber attack in the six month pe ...

Three years: DAC Beachcroft successfully defends clinical negligence claim on grounds of limitation

Three years: DAC Beachcroft successfully defends clinical negligence claim on grounds of limitation

Defending a claim upon limitation grounds is known to be fraught with difficulty. However, in the right circumstances the Limitation Act 1980 can stil ...

Commercial Litigation Update - August 2020

Commercial Litigation Update - August 2020

Welcome to the August issue of the DAC Beachcroft Dublin Commercial Litigation update. We have prepared guidance and commentary on recent development ...

Dealing with a vexatious litigant – a time to show restraint

Dealing with a vexatious litigant – a time to show restraint

A vexatious litigant who refuses to accept defeat may place both a financial and emotional burden on the person they are litigating against. In this a ...