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The forthcoming Consumer Rights Bill will introduce changes to consumer laws, including those dealing with the provision of goods, services and digital content.
The Ombudsman is currently investigating one complaint from a member whose transfer was executed but, in the member’s subsequent view, should have been blocked.
In a move that will be welcomed by employers, a European Court of Justice advocate-general has given an opinion against the aggregation of redundancies across an employer.
Everyone is aware of the institutional reforms envisaged under the new system with the Workplace Relations Commission. However, there are a number of other reforms that require some attention.
On 30 January 2015, the Europen Commission republished a draft RTS on the own funds requirements for firms based on fixed overheads. How will this affect asset managers?
The PRIIPs Key Information Document, required from 31 December 2016, is designed to give retail investors essential information about a PRIIP and address perceived ineffective standards of pre-contractual disclosure...
Procurement E-Briefing: Supreme Court’s landmark judgment in case of OCS v Dublin Airport Authority plc
The long-awaited judgment of the Supreme Court in OCS One Complete Solution v The Dublin Airport Authority was finally delivered on 30 January 2015 by Mr Justice Clarke.
The Court of Appeal has dismissed a claim brought by a wheelchair user who was unable to travel on a bus because the wheelchair space was already occupied by a passenger with a child in a buggy.
In a recent case, the First-tier Tribunal (Tax) confirmed that a compensation payment that was made to an employee on the termination of their employment was taxable.
Updates on developments in shared parental leave, adoption leave, caste discrimination, tribunal recommendations and more.
Ireland’s National Payments Plan emphasises the promotion of electronic payment methods.
If a losing party in the Lock case were to appeal the tribunal decision about purposive interpretation it is possible the decision would be fast-tracked to the Court of Appeal…...
This article considers the tort of gross negligence in England and Wales, its status in foreign jurisdictions, whether to include reference to it in construction contracts and more.
The risks of visa workarounds and the need to legally establish before hiring employees in the UAE.
As from 1 January 2015, the application of the Non-Discrimination Act has been broadened.
Significant changes to working time record-keeping and new notification requirements and sanctions with regard to posting employees to Austria...
Financial services newsletter: Financial Services Ombudsman; Consumer Protection Bill 2015; and more
European cross-selling practices and the banking inquiry are among the subjects in the spotlight in this newsletter.
The Ombudsman says that a number of individuals may be considering bringing complaints that their pension transfers were made, but should have been blocked. Much interest appears to be related to transfers to the Capita Oak scheme.
Issues including age discrimination, religion and sexual orientation are in the spotlight.
The European defence sector is not generally characterised by transparency, and still is quite fragmented.