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Data retention in Europe lessons learned?
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union
  • March 5 2015

Following the decision of Europe's top court, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") to strike down the Data Protection Directive (the

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

Recent decision of the Court of Appeal on delay in historic child abuse claims
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • April 21 2015

The new Court of Appeal delivered its judgment in the case of Cassidy v. The Provincialate on 16 April, 2015. The unanimous judgment of the Court was

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

Dallas pirates’ Club: Australian ISPs ordered to release customers’ details
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Australia, Ireland
  • April 23 2015

In a landmark judgment, the Australian Federal Court has ordered six Australian Internet Services Providers ('ISPs') to release the names and

Ireland announces its intention to host a local division of the Unified Patent Court
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • European Union, Ireland
  • December 5 2014

Richard Bruton, the Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation, has recently announced that Ireland has elected to establish a local division of the

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

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

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