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Pre-action Protocols and the Extension of Time Limits
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • December 3 2015

Provisions allowing for pre-action protocols in clinical negligence actions are finally to be introduced, five years after they were advised by the


Withdrawal of artificial nutrition and hydration
  • Arthur Cox
  • European Union, France, Ireland
  • November 26 2015

Medical practitioners often find themselves in the unenviable position of having to decide whether to withdraw or discontinue treatment that is


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


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 law: Expert Group Review of the Mental Health Act 2001 potential implications
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • June 26 2015

On 5 March 2015, Minister Kathleen Lynch published the Expert Group Review of the Mental Health Act 2001 and indicated that her department would


Case dismissed because causation remains shrouded in mystery
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • July 16 2014

Justice O'Neill recently dismissed a plaintiff's claim for failing to establish negligence on the part of a prominent consultant orthopaedic surgeon


Privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 3 - October, 2014
  • Jones Day
  • Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, USA, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan, European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy
  • October 15 2014

On August 1, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a report on mobile shopping applications. In it, the FTC found that such apps often fail to


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


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


Will Ireland outstrip UK’s reputation as a patent “graveyard”?
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • September 1 2011

In November 2010, Mr Justice Arnold, one of the three specialist judges in the Patents Court in London, held three Medinol patents not to be infringed by Abbott Laboratories’ coronary stents