Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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Commercial Hub Practice Direction

Commercial Hub Practice Direction

At the start of this year a new Practice Direction (PD) was issued in the Queen’s Bench Division Commercial Hub. This came into effect on 1st February ...

New Presidential Guidance from Office of Industrial Tribunal and Fair Employment Tribunal (OITFET)

New Presidential Guidance from Office of Industrial Tribunal and Fair Employment Tribunal (OITFET)

On 6 May the President of OITFET issued new guidance surrounding the conduct of hearings  whether remote, hybrid or in person following relaxation of ...

Shauna McFarland v Morelli Ice Cream Limited & Remo Di Vito (5722/18IT)

Shauna McFarland v Morelli Ice Cream Limited & Remo Di Vito (5722/18IT)

The Industrial Tribunal in NI found that former Morelli’s Ice Cream Ltd. employee, Shauna McFarland, had been victim of sexual harassment in the workp ...

The Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Act - Update

The Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Act - Update

The Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 makes provision for an entitlement to paid safe leave for victims of domestic abuse. Whils ...

Learnings and Reflections from the Independent Neurology Inquiry

Learnings and Reflections from the Independent Neurology Inquiry

The Independent Neurology Inquiry has now published its’ findings. The Inquiry Chair, Mr Brett Lockhart QC, delivered a statement announcing the publi ...

CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE UPDATE:  PROTOCOL FOR CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE LITIGATION

CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE UPDATE: PROTOCOL FOR CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE LITIGATION

The new protocol comes into effect in Northern Ireland on 1 October 2021. It will cover all ongoing and future matters falling within the remit of the ...

Leave granted to Judicially Review the decision not to introduce an interim Personal Injury Discount Rate in Northern Ireland

Leave granted to Judicially Review the decision not to introduce an interim Personal Injury Discount Rate in Northern Ireland

On 16th December 2020, Mr Justice McAlinden granted an applicant leave to Judicially Review the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) decision not to introduc ...

Personal Injury Discount Rate Masterclass Event

Personal Injury Discount Rate Masterclass Event

DAC Beachcroft (N.Ireland) LLP were delighted to once again support the  Insurance Institute Northern Ireland Masterclass series with a panel discussi ...

Covid-19 - The Lord Chief Justice Issues Updated Guidance for all Courts in Northern Ireland

Covid-19 - The Lord Chief Justice Issues Updated Guidance for all Courts in Northern Ireland

The Lord Chief Justice has now issued updated guidance for all courts in Northern Ireland. This article outlines the most important aspects of the gui ...

Covid-19 - The Most Recent Court Directions in Northern Ireland

Covid-19 - The Most Recent Court Directions in Northern Ireland

The presiding members of the judiciary met with the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland on 18th March 2020. Presently, a full package of directions ...