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SEOs declared invalid – key issues for employers in Ireland

The recent decision of the Irish High Court in National Electrical Contractors of Ireland v the Labour Court, the Minister for Business Enterprise and Innovation Ireland and the Attorney General (2019 No. 280 JR) will have a significant impact on employers and employees currently bound by Sectoral Employment Orders (SEO) in the electrical contracting, mechanical engineering, building and construction sectors.

Zuckerberg and the Facebook ad boycott how will it end

The #StopHateforProfit campaign was launched just over two weeks ago, on 17 June 2020, with a striking advert in the LA Times asserting that Facebook had “allowed incitement to violence against protestors fighting for racial justice in America.” The campaign urged advertisers to hit Facebook in their pockets and withdraw their advertising from the site in the month July. […]

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UK lawyers could lose out in Hong Kong practice rule change

UK lawyers may find it more difficult to practise in Hong Kong following a review by the Hong Kong law society’s standing committee on standards and development. The law society’s director of standards and development, Margaret Hill, said overseas lawyers generally had to sit a series of examinations before being able to practise Hong Kong […]

In brief: Public unaware of small claims process

The public seems generally to be unaware of the small claims procedure, the National Audit Office says in a report. NAO head Sir John Bourn told Parliament last week that the county courts provided an accessible, speedy and cost-effective service. The NAO examination included a survey of litigants involved in 3,000 small claims cases and […]

Price Waterhouse pulls in Pinsents partner for Europe

PRICE Waterhouse has appointed Paul Downing, managing partner of the London office of Pinsent Curtis, to head its network of European law firms. The move, which centres Price Waterhouse’s network in London, was announced last Friday to the Pinsent Curtis partnership. Downing will join Arnheim & Co, headed by ex-Hammonds Suddard partner Christopher Arnheim, in […]

Thumbs up to murder appeal

The Law Lords have granted leave for an appeal in the case of Anthony Glasford Powell who, along with another, was convicted at the Old Bailey on 28 February 1994 of the murder of a small-time drugs dealer. He was jailed for life with a recommendation that he serve a minimum term of 20 years. […]

Sty's the limit in nuisance claim

A Finely honed legal argument can at times be upstaged by the strangest things. Newcastle-upon Tyne solicitors AT Bryson & Co and Wilkinson Maughan, and counsel Ron Mitchell and Philip Walling will vouch for that after their most recent courtroom conflict. They headed for Newcastle County Court to argue over the law of nuisance. Two […]

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