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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


Periodic Payment Orders: Update
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • June 21 2016

On 27 May 2015 the Government published the much anticipated General Scheme of the Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill to provide for regular periodic


BUPA loses Irish state aid appeal
  • Shepherd and 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


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


Johnson & Johnson faces further legal action over suspected link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • Ireland, USA
  • November 22 2016

In 2013 and 2014, Johnson & Johnson was the subject of multiple lawsuits in the United States in which it was claimed that the company was responsible


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


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


First award for penalisation of a whistleblower
  • A&L Goodbody
  • Ireland
  • October 13 2016

In the first award for penalisation under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, a care assistant has been awarded 17,500 after making what the Labour


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


Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report September 2016
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • Ireland, USA
  • September 2 2016

August is typically a slow month in Washington. When Congress is out of session, there is an exodus from the hot and humid Capital. However, with