by David Phelan December-15-2017 in Banking & Financial Services, Healthcare Law, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Property, Commercial & Business, Corporate, Data Protection, Employment Law, Regulatory & Administrative Law, Retail, Technology, Hayes Newsletter


As 2017 draws to a close, I thank you on behalf of all of us at Hayes solicitors for your support during the course of the year.  It’s been another eventful year, full of unpredictability and challenges, and I suspect it will be more of the same in 2018.

In this Winter Newsletter we update you on a number of legal issues and provide some insights on changes relevant to you and your business.

The digital age creates a number of practical problems in terms of the administration of justice. We examine some recent cases where these issues have cropped up. Read more

In recent times, the Courts have been asked to determine whether somebody who borrowed money for the purpose of investing (usually in property) was a consumer or was acting in the course of business. We highlight some of the key judgments where this distinction has been considered. Read more

From May 2018, organisations involved in any form of data processing will need to ensure they are compliant with the new GDPR. We take you through some of the key changes from an employment perspective and provide a useful GDPR roadmap to assist you in your preparations. Read more

The Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Act 2017 was signed into Law on 6 November 2017. We look at the new mandatory legal requirements in place with regard to levels of professional medical indemnity and how this will affect medical practitioners. Read more

In a two-part series focusing on taking security over shares in private companies, we outline some of the key reasons a lender takes this form of security and highlight the ancillary documentation that is beneficial to take. Part 1 / Part 2

Landlords and Tenants are often faced with a situation where it is in the interest of both parties that the Tenant will be allowed occupy the Landlord’s property on a short term basis.  Whether you are a Landlord or Tenant, we set out our top ten tips which we believe will help both the Landlord and Tenant reach a signed agreement quickly. Read more

As always, please feel free to contact me, whether it is with feedback on any of the issues covered in this edition, or on anything else.  For now, though, all of us at Hayes solicitors wish you a very Happy Christmas and every best wish for 2018.

David Phelan
Managing Partner

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