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824,794 Award For Discrimination Against Female Army Captain
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • July 18 2017

In a recent case before the High Court, Byrne v Minister for Defence & Ors, a female Army Captain was awarded 824,794 on foot of a 2016 judicial


High Court Refuses To Stay Proceedings In Favour Of Arbitration
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • July 17 2017

The High Court in a recent judgment, Kellys of Fantane Ltd v Bowen Construction Ltd and another, refused to grant a stay on an application for summary


Payment on Account of Costs Pending Taxation
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • July 12 2017

In the wake of President Kelly's Practice Direction of 28 March 2017 concerning the payment of costs on account, recent judgments further illuminate


Latest Whistleblowing Case - Local Authority Whistleblower's Claims Dismissed
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • July 12 2017

A county council employee who claimed he was effectively demoted for alleging that his employer was involved in financial irregularities has lost his


EU Court of Justice holds that vaccines can be considered to be cause of illness even if absence of scientific link
  • William Fry
  • European Union
  • July 6 2017

The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently ruled that courts may consider vaccines to be the cause of an illness, even in the absence of


Another Success for BMW in Defence of its Trade Marks
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • July 6 2017

The UK Court of Appeal has ruled that an independent garage infringed BMW’s trade mark by purporting to be affiliated with the brand through their


High Court Confirms Test for Determining Whether Transfer of Debt is a "True Sale" Agreement
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • July 4 2017

The Irish High Court has confirmed that the settled train of authority in English law on the test for determining whether a transaction amounts to a


Prospective Employee Discriminated Against on the Disability Ground by Disability Charity
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • June 29 2017

In a recent case before the Workplace Relations Commission ("WRC"), a disability charity has been ordered to pay 8,000 compensation and to apologise


Post-fact Fact: A stray 'like', Share or Retweet Could Land You in Court
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • June 22 2017

Since becoming the US President, Donald Trump has been widely criticised for his Twitter use. One example was his retweet of an image which showed


Re-assignment Constitutes Breach of Employment Contract
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • June 16 2017

The Court of Appeal, in Earley v Health Service Executive ("HSE") 2017 IECA 158, has recently overturned a High Court decision and granted a