Commercial Litigation Update October 2019

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Commercial Litigation Update October 2019

Published 15 October 2019

We have prepared guidance and commentary on recent developments together with some helpful updates  which we hope will be of interest to practitioners.

Seven new Judges appointed to Court of Appeal

It was announced on 8 October 2019 that the Government has appointed seven new judges to the Court of Appeal. These appointments follow the enactment over the summer of the Courts Act 2019.

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Court Judgments now available on new Courts Service Website

The Courts Service recently announced that as part of its progress towards introducing a new website, written judgments will no longer be published on www.courts.ie.

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New Commercial Court Practice Direction Requires Submission of Electronic Case Report upon Conclusion of Case

A new Commercial Court Practice Direction was introduced on 12 April 2019, which replaced Practice Direction HC50 of May 2009.

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Significant Court of Appeal ruling on running of time under Statute of Limitations in financial loss claims

In a significant ruling on the application of the Statute of Limitations in financial mis-selling claims, the Court of Appeal has reconfirmed that time will start running once a claimant first begins to suffer actual loss.

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Changes to rental legislation introduced by Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019 

The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2019 was signed into law earlier this year and has introduced a number of significant changes to the existing regulation of residential tenancies in Ireland.

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New Guidance on Direct Marketing issued by Data Protection Commission

The Data Protection Commission recently published an article on direct marketing which provides guidance to individuals on dealing with and opting out of direct marketing.

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Authors

Lisa Broderick

Lisa Broderick

Dublin

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Rowena McCormack

Rowena McCormack

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Julie-Anne Binchy

Julie-Anne Binchy

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Charlotte Burke

Charlotte Burke

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Simon Halpin

Simon Halpin

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