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Liability at common law of a parent company to an employee of its subsidiary

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • September 20 2011

In a recent UK High Court case a parent company was held to owe a duty of care to an employee of a subsidiary company, where the employee had been exposed to asbestos and subsequently suffered asbestosis, in circumstances where the subsidiary company was no longer in existence

Labour court update a new departure in interpreting the employment equality acts?

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • December 18 2013

On appeal from the Equality Tribunal, the Labour Court held that differences in the level of redundancy payments paid to the complainants, as

Remit of Small Claims Court extended to business claims

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • January 12 2010

New legislation has been introduced extending the remit of the Small Claims Procedure to include certain business claims

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
  • -
  • 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

Director liability for environmental clean up

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • March 8 2011

On 3 March 2011, Mr Justice Edwards in the High Court held that the courts do not have jurisdiction to pierce the corporate veil and impose so called "fall back" liability on directors personally for environmental cleanup

Recent developments in corporate governance

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • July 24 2012

We have set out here a round-up of some of the recent developments in corporate governance over the last month

FRC issue consultation on revisions to ISA (UK and Ireland) 700 on auditor's report

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • February 13 2013

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) have issued a consultation on revisions to ISA (UK and Ireland) 700 entitled "the Auditor's report on financial

UK's Information Commissioner issues first monetary penalties for serious data protection breaches

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • November 30 2010

On 24 November 2010, the UK's Information Commissioner issued two organisations with substantial fines for serious breaches of the UK Data Protection Act 1998

Lender claims: solicitor or valuer negligence

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • November 15 2010

With the recession showing no signs of abating, and property prices remaining static, recent trends in the Northern Ireland Courts are now beginning to clearly show an influx of claims by financial institutions who are seeking to recoup lost value arising out of disastrous property transactions