by David Phelan July-13-2018 in Banking & Financial Services, Healthcare Law, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Property, Commercial & Business, Corporate, Data Protection, Employment Law, Regulatory & Administrative Law

Welcome to our Summer Newsletter. 

It has been a busy few months here at Hayes solicitors.  Ken Casey joined us in January to head up our dedicated Corporate Department to meet the increase in requirements from clients across all our Departments for corporate advisory and transactional assistance.  Please contact Ken or me if you think we can help you with anything in these areas.

Also, in May, a number of new Partners and Associates were appointed, reflecting the ongoing development and progress of the firm.

In this Newsletter, we update you with a number of issues and insights which will be relevant to you and your business:-

Corporate Law - Corporate Governance - Challenges Ahead for Irish Directors

As part of our series of leadership briefings for directors and senior executives of businesses in Ireland, a number of the challenges and trends of more relevance to Irish boards are considered and potential implications highlighted. Read more

Employment Law - The Grey Ceiling - Recent developments

Anne Lyne discusses compulsory retirement age and outlines the current Irish position, legitimate aim, difficulties that may arise and code of practice and guidelines. Read more

Commercial and Business - High Court Overturns landmark “Right to be Forgotten” decision

Matthew Austin and Mark Collins analyse a recent High Court decision overturning a Circuit Court Order in relation to a person’s “right to be forgotten” concerning posts on the internet. Read more

Litigation and Dispute Resolution - “To Delay Justice Is Injustice” - Even If It’s Not Your Fault.

Joe O’Malley and Michael Kelly discuss the shift in the willingness of the courts to strike out cases for want of prosecution. Read more

Healthcare Law - Positive Developments in Open Disclosure

Katy Meade examines how the recent media coverage of the Cervical Check Programme has led to renewed calls for mandatory open disclosure to be placed on a statutory footing in Ireland. Read more

Property - Landowners take note: the 3% Vacant Site Levy has arrived

Jackie Buckley and Philip Corcoran provide an update on the Vacant Site Levy introduced under the Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015. Read more

Banking and Financial Services - The Irish Lending Landscape – State of Play

Over the past 10 years Ireland has seen a significant change in its debt funding landscape with the emergence of a large number of direct lenders to the Irish market. Michael Hanley and Catherine Jane O’Rourke discuss. Read more

I hope you enjoy the Newsletter and find it helpful.  As always, please feel free to contact me at any stage, whether it is with feedback on anything covered in this edition or on anything else.

David Phelan
Managing Partner

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