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Protected Disclosures Act 2014 - a new era for whistleblowing in Ireland

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • July 16 2014

The Government recently announced the commencement of the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the Act). This long-awaited piece of legislation represents

Whistleblowing legislation commences

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • July 15 2014

The long awaited Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the Act) comes into effect today. The Act provides comprehensive whistleblowing protection for

What does "consent not to be unreasonably withheld" mean in a commercial agreement?

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • February 7 2012

The UK High Court in Porton Capital Technology Funds v 3M UK Holdings Ltd & 3M Company 2011 EWHC 2895 (Comm) recently considered the meaning of the phrase "which shall not be unreasonably withheld" in the context of a requirement to obtain a party's consent in a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA

Are damages an adequate remedy for breach of contract where the contract contains a clause limiting the amount of damage

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • June 24 2014

The English Court of Appeal has held that a claimant seeking an injunction to prevent an alleged wrongful termination of a contract was entitled to

Corporate Governance update May 2014 (13052014)

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • May 13 2014

Two interesting cases under Section 150 of the Companies Act 1990 were heard recently in the High Court. In the first case, Gerdando Ltd (in

Assessing compensation for termination of a commercial agent's agreement: the law after McQuillan v McCormick

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • October 19 2010

The application of the "compensation" principle in the European Communities (Commercial Agents) Regulations 1994 and 1997 (the Regulations) has the potential to cause an injustice in the case of a principal who gives proper notice of termination of the agency, in that there is no guidance given in the Regulations on the calculation of the "compensation" due to the agent in such circumstances

Shah -v- HSBC Private Bank (UK) Limited 2012 EWHC 1283

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • May 29 2012

The English High Court has delivered judgment in the long-running dispute between HSBC Private Bank and a former customer of HSBC, Mr. Jayesh Shah

Smith & anor v Financial Services Ombudsman & anor 2014 IEHC 40

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • March 4 2014

The High Court, in a decision handed down on 4 February last - Smith & anor v Financial Services Ombudsman & anor 2014 IEHC 40, considered the

Consultation on liquor licensing reform

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • August 8 2012

The Department for Social Development (DSD) has launched a public consultation on a range of measures aimed at reforming and modernising liquor licensing legislation in Northern Ireland

UK Supreme Court allows evidence of 'without prejudice' negotiations to aid interpretation of a settlement agreement

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • November 9 2010

In the recent case of Oceanbulk Shipping and Trading SA v TMT Asia Ltd, October 27, 2010, (Oceanbulk) the UK Supreme Court held there should be an exception to the 'without prejudice' rule for facts communicated between the parties in the course of 'without prejudice' negotiations where such facts would assist the court to construe an agreement that resulted from the negotiations