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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

Public & Administrative Update: Government Priority Legislation - SpringSummer 2017
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • April 5 2017

Medical cards for children, registration of physiotherapists, a Judicial Council and housing are areas that have been marked as a priority in the

Corporate investigations and white collar defense
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • Ireland, United Kingdom, USA
  • February 13 2017

When Regulatory Failings Turn Criminal: Car Edition Redux Why it matters: To paraphrase the famous quote from the film “All About Eve”: Fasten your

Gill Russell v HSE - the “real rate of return” judgment
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • November 9 2015

On Thursday, 5 November 2015, the Court of Appeal delivered its much anticipated Judgment in the case of Gill Russell v HSE in relation to the "real

2016 Global Data Breach Notification Guide
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA, Canada, France, Ireland, United Kingdom
  • August 1 2016

In your jurisdiction, are there legal requirements for organizations to provide notice of a breach of security for personal data or other company

Professional regulation and discipline: “misconduct” and “poor professional performance” in Irish law
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • February 12 2015

In 2012, rejecting the advice of its legal assessor, the Fitness to Practise Committee (“FPC”) of the Medical Council (the “Council”) recommended to

High Court rules records were not 'held' for FOI purposes
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • July 15 2014

In a recent case, The Minister for Health v The Information Commissioner 2014 IEHC 231, the High Court ruled that records of an Inquiry into

The future of legislation for surrogacy in Ireland
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • August 6 2015

The Irish Government has committed to introducing legislation on assisted human reproduction, surrogacy and gamete donation following the Supreme

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

Health insurance update
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • April 22 2013

On 7 March 2013, the High Court handed down judgment in favour of the respondents in the case of BUPA Ireland Ltd & Anor v The Health Insurance