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The tilted balance: Where are we now?

The tilted balance: Where are we now?

Just because one planning policy is out of date the tilted balance should not automatically apply.

Recoverability of Counsel’s Fees where a claim has exited the pre-action protocol

Recoverability of Counsel’s Fees where a claim has exited the pre-action protocol

Whilst the Introduction of the fixed costs regime was intended to provide certainty as to the costs which a successful party could recover, unfortunat ...

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 – update on key changes – part 2

Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 – update on key changes – part 2

In the second article in our series of on this legislation, (our first article is available here) we highlight some common queries regarding banded ho ...

Can Defendants rely on life expectancy expert evidence following Dodds?

Can Defendants rely on life expectancy expert evidence following Dodds?

Following the recent case of Russell v Davies and other similar claims, Lea Brocklebank and David Williams consider whether a Defendant can rely on ex ...

Irish CCPC consults on simplified merger notification guidelines

Irish CCPC consults on simplified merger notification guidelines

On 29 October 2019, the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (“CCPC”) published draft Simplified Merger Notification Guidelines seekin ...

Ready or Not – deadline to file beneficial ownership details on 22 November 2019

Ready or Not – deadline to file beneficial ownership details on 22 November 2019

The deadline is fast approaching for entities to file the required beneficial ownership details with the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership of C ...

Proptech: Collaborative Partnerships

Proptech: Collaborative Partnerships

The importance of collaboration is central to the successful application of proptech. As the industry gathers at PropTech New York, Tim Ryan, Head of ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week - Validly executed or not? – Electronic signatures

Real Estate Tip of the Week - Validly executed or not? – Electronic signatures

In today’s modern society, electronic signatures are used in place of handwritten signatures in many different types of transaction.

Unfair dismissal: Disciplinary investigations

Unfair dismissal: Disciplinary investigations

The removal of an investigator’s evaluative conclusions from an investigation report following legal advice did not mean that the dismissal was unfair ...

Indirect religion and belief discrimination: Did an employee suffer indirect discrimination because of her beliefs about copyright?

Indirect religion and belief discrimination: Did an employee suffer indirect discrimination because of her beliefs about copyright?

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an employee’s claim that she suffered indirect discrimination because of her belief in her right to own copyright an ...