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Employment Law Update: College Lecturer Loses Discrimination Case at European Court
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union
  • December 1 2016

An appeal which would have allowed the same-sex partner of a college lecturer to access his pension after death is dismissed. A retired lecturer at


Freedom of speech and online content monitoring
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union
  • July 9 2015

In early 2014, we looked at the controversial decision of the European Court of Human Rights ("ECtHR") in the case of Delfi AS v Estonia. Delfi, one


When the levee breaks: UK Court quashes levy-free private copying exception
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • July 23 2015

From Shawn Fanning setting up the peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing service Napster in 1999 to the recent rise of online music streaming services such


Refusing medical treatment - advance care directives
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • July 20 2015

The High Court has recently ruled that an acutely ill and profoundly disabled 10 year old girl in State care should not be resuscitated or receive


Financial Services Update: English High Court Considers Meaning of Default Interest in Lehman Brothers ‘Waterfall Litigation’
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • United Kingdom
  • December 13 2016

The English High Court has recently interpreted the term "default rate" under the ISDA Master Agreement in one of a series of cases concerning the


Industrial relations reform
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • May 28 2015

The Government recently published two significant new Bills which will reform the industrial relations landscape in Ireland. The new legislation will


Is the Irish Court of Appeal becoming stricter on delay?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • May 27 2015

Legal proceedings in the civil courts in Ireland have historically had a poor reputation for delay. The time limits provided by the Court rules


High Court orders reinstatement of employee dismissed in 2009 for breach of e-mail policy
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • April 29 2015

On 17 April 2015, the High Court ordered Bank of Ireland ("BOI") to reinstate a former employee, Mr. James Reilly, who was dismissed in 2009 for


The recast Brussels I Regulation changes for EU cross-border litigation
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union
  • March 18 2015

Since 1968, the Brussels Convention, later the 2001 Brussels I Regulation, has played an important role in determining jurisdiction and how judgments


Contracting conundrums what are you endeavouring to do?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • United Kingdom
  • April 17 2015

Contractual obligations such as you "shall" or "will" do something are absolute with the result that a failure to satisfy the obligation is a breach