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Court refuses to grant declaration as to identity of the data controller
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • August 17 2015

The High Court, in In the Matter for Mount Carmel Medical Group (South Dublin) Ltd (In Liquidation) 2015 IEHC 450 considered the issue of who is a

Interim injunctions and the pharmaceutical industry in Ireland
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • February 4 2011

The launch of a generic product onto the marketplace in competition with a patented pharmaceutical product can have devastating effects on an originator company's market position and pricing strategy

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

New Government legislation programme: industry & sector specific breakdown- SpringSummer 2015
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • January 16 2015

The Irish Government has published its legislation programme for the SpringSummer 2015 parliamentary session. There are 32 Bills which are currently

BUPA loses Irish state aid appeal
  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, Ireland
  • February 29 2008

On 12 February, the Court of First Instance (CFI) issued its judgment in Case T-28903, dismissing an application by BUPA to annul a decision of the European Commission (the Commission) in respect of a risk equalisation system for the private medical insurance sector in Ireland

Marie Fleming appeal on assisted suicide
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • July 3 2013

Marie Fleming's challenge to the ban on assisted suicide, under section 2(2) of the Criminal Law (Suicide) Act 1993 (the "Act"), came to an end on 29

Guidelines on assisted suicide
  • Matheson
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • November 10 2009

Although committing or attempting to commit suicide is not a criminal offence in Ireland or Britain, it must be achieved without assistance from anyone

A mechanism for pre-trial resolution of medical malpractice claims explained
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • April 12 2010

Parties to an action are often eager for their cases to settle early and reduce their legal costs

New High Court Rules on Mediation and Conciliation
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • January 10 2011

New High Court Rules on Mediation and Conciliation (the "Rules"), under which a High Court judge may adjourn legal proceedings to allow the parties to engage in alternative dispute resolution (ADR), may yield an increase in the number of medical negligence claims being settled through mediation, conciliation or other forms of ADR

Irish patent perspectives pharmaceutical revocation actions, an obvious step in the right direction?
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • December 31 2009

The recent Commercial Court case of Glaxo Group Limited v Patents Act (2009) is the only Irish decision in recent times to deal with the revocation of a patent on the grounds of lack of inventive step