Legislative Update: Local Government Rates and Other Matters Act 2019

25 September, 2019 Author: Laoise O’Malley

Many believe that the recently enacted Local Government Rates and Other Matters Act 2019 (the “Act”) will have negative legal and practical implications for the commercial property sector. Introduction There are concerns that the introduction of this Act will result in landlords and in some cases, lenders incurring increased costs with landlords assuming liability for […]

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The Premier League: Blocking Internet Streaming

11 September, 2019 Author: Amy Naughton

A recent decision of the Irish Commercial Court, a division of the High Court, has granted for the first time in Ireland, a blocking order on streaming in favour of The Football Association Premier League Limited. In the matter of The Football Association Premier League Limited v. Eircom Limited trading as Eir, Sky Ireland Limited, […]

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An Introduction to Trade Marks

31 July, 2019 Author: Eliza O’Grady

The Trade Marks Act 1996 (as amended by the European Union (Trade Marks) Regulations 2018) defines a trade mark as “any sign which is capable of distinguishing the goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings”. What is a trade mark? A trade mark may consist of words, designs, letters and numerals. […]

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GDPR: One Year On

3 June, 2019 Author: Laura Myles

25th May 2019 marked the first anniversary of [General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679] (the “GDPR”). The GDPR governs the processing of personal data of EU data subjects. It modernised and sought to harmonise the collection of previous data protection laws in Europe in a way which enhances a data subject’s rights and at the […]

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Directors’ Declaration of Solvency

31 May, 2019 Author: John Darby

A recent judgment by the UK High Court, LRH Services Limited (In liquidation) –v- Trew [2018] EWHC 600 (Ch), highlights the potential risks for directors in making a statement of solvency about a company without having made a full inquiry into its affairs. The Case LRH Services Limited (In liquidation) (“LRH”), acting by its liquidators, […]

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