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November 2020

The importance of Expert Witnesses being independent and owing their principal duties to the Court

The importance of Expert Witnesses being independent and owing their principal duties to the Court

The recent High Court judgment of McKillen v Tynan [2020] IEHC 189 dismissed judicial review proceedings on grounds including that: (i) the Applicant’ ...

Supreme Court decision outlines that Public Bodies must justify refusals under Freedom of Information Act

Supreme Court decision outlines that Public Bodies must justify refusals under Freedom of Information Act

In two recent judgments regarding the application of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 (“FOI Act”), the Supreme Court has ruled that public bodies a ...

Large fines imposed for GDPR breaches

Large fines imposed for GDPR breaches

In October 2020, three of the largest ever fines for breaches of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) were imposed by data protection au ...

Legislation providing for significant reforms of civil procedure now in force

Legislation providing for significant reforms of civil procedure now in force

The Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 (the “Act”) has recently come into operation and has heralded a number of significa ...

High Court issues revised practice direction on lodging of Books of Authority and Written Submissions

High Court issues revised practice direction on lodging of Books of Authority and Written Submissions

Following the recent enactment of the Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020, the High Court has issued an updated practice di ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Turnover rent on concession areas

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Turnover rent on concession areas

Increasing numbers of retail leases are being granted with a turnover rent as struggling retailers seek to share risk and reward with the landlord in ...

Housebuilder Top Tip - Mines & Minerals: Developer Considerations

Housebuilder Top Tip - Mines & Minerals: Developer Considerations

Developers must ensure they are acquiring exactly what they require for their proposed development both on the surface and below the surface.

Fans to return... Are you ready?

Fans to return... Are you ready?

The return of fans to elite sports events and the reopening of grassroots sport from 2 December is a welcome relief by many sporting organizations, cl ...

Closing the Digital Gap

Closing the Digital Gap

Tim Ryan, Partner and Head of TMT at international law firm DAC Beachcroft considers how the real estate sector can make the digital leap to transform ...

Social Care - 2020 and beyond

Social Care - 2020 and beyond

Even before Covid-19, there were concerns about the fragmented delivery and scarcity of funding within the social care sector, particularly for public ...