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Supreme Court not Seduced by Third Party Litigation Funding Arguments
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • May 24 2017

This case arose as a consequence of the plaintiffs' allegations that there was impropriety in a tender process resulting in the award of a mobile


EU's Top Court Clarifies 'Legitimate Interest Test' for Data Processing
  • William Fry
  • European Union
  • May 15 2017

In a 4 May 2017 decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that not all 'legitimate interests' can be used to justify the


Advertising on the Edge - Success for Dunnes in Price Comparison Appeal
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • May 12 2017

The Court of Appeal has found in favour of Dunnes Stores on key issues in a comparative advertising case taken by competing supermarket chain Aldi


Court Confirms Examiner's Appointment Despite Secured Creditor Opposition
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • May 3 2017

A petition was recently filed in the High Court on behalf of two companies, Regan Development Limited (“Regan”) and McGettigan Limited (“McGettigan”


Judgment Day for "Death Bed Marriage" Rules?
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • May 3 2017

Last December, four Labour party senators introduced the Pensions (Equal Pension Treatment in Occupational Pension Scheme) (Amendment) Bill 2016 (the


Personal Insolvency Arrangements: The Non-engaging Spouse and Secured Creditors
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • May 3 2017

In mortgage arrears cases separated couples have caused difficulties, in particular where one spouse has washed their hands from dealing with any debt


Losing the Battle but Winning the War? Plaintiff Awarded Two-thirds of Costs After Losing Case
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • May 3 2017

"Costs follow the event". Every practitioner is accustomed to this rule and it is stated in fuller terms in Order 99, rule 1(4) as: "The costs of


The Recast Brussels Regulation: Irish Proceedings Stayed Pending Outcome of Dispute in Germany.
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • April 24 2017

The High Court, in proceedings brought by Vodafone GMBH ("Vodafone") against a Dublin based company IV International Licensing ("IVIL") and a US based


Caution! Is your expert witness too close for comfort?
  • William Fry
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • April 10 2017

A recent UK ruling will serve as a word of warning to parties to litigation to exercise caution when instructing expert witnesses holding any


'Fintastic' Award of One Year's Salary for Seafood Restaurant Manager
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • April 6 2017

In a recent workplace relations case a Restaurant Manager was awarded compensation equivalent to one year's salary for a pregnancy-related dismissal