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New ‘Standards of Proficiency’ for Social Workers in England take effect
  • McDowell Purcell
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • March 2 2017

In January of this year, the Standards of Proficiency for Social Workers in England (the “Standards”) were introduced by the Health Care Professions


Feeling the Blues: Multiple Regulatory Regimes considered in Blue Bio Decision
  • McDowell Purcell
  • Ireland
  • March 20 2017

The regulatory regime that a product falls under may have significant impact in terms of compliance and route to market. This issue was recently


Mental health, taking of blood samples without patient consent
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • February 1 2012

Mr Justice MacMenamin in his judgement dated 26 July 2011, held that the taking of blood samples by doctors treating a woman suffering from severe mental illness was lawful, despite her failure to give consent


Legislating for the medical use of cannabis based medicinal products
  • Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP
  • Ireland
  • February 22 2017

Currently cannabis and products extracted from the cannabis plant are controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Acts 1977 to 2016 (the “Misuse of Drugs


Guide to going global employment 2016
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Australia, Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 30 2016

Many companies today aim to scale their businesses globally and into multiple countries simultaneously. In order to help clients meet this challenge


Knowledge Bites Part 2: Supply chain division of responsibility New Medical Device Regulations
  • Arthur Cox
  • Ireland
  • February 10 2017

For the first time, the responsibilities of certain economic actors in the medical devices supply chain will now be underpinned by EU legislation. In


Preparing for the New EU General Data Protection Regulation
  • A&L Goodbody
  • European Union, Ireland
  • January 26 2017

The GDPR will come into force on 25 May 2018. All HCOs and HCPs as data controllers and processors must comply with the new law by this date


CORU: responsibility and regulation
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • March 14 2013

With the ever increasing media focus on the responsibilities and duties of health and social care professionals, Rebecca Ryan and Grace Keegan review


Brexit Tracker: Keeping you informed - Issue two
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Belgium, European Union, France, Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
  • November 11 2016

McCann FitzGerald is committed to keeping our clients up-to-date in relation to the legal


English Patents Court revisits the clearing the way principle in preliminary injunction applications
  • Matheson
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • March 15 2011

In the recent English case of Cephalon Inc. and others v Orchid Europe Ltd and others (2010), Mr Justice Floyd of the Patents Court revisited the “clearing the way” principle in cases where there is a threatened launch of a generic product onto the marketplace