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Has the Supreme Court Decision in Ruffley Established a Higher Threshold for Bullying?
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • May 31 2017

The eagerly awaited Supreme Court decision in Ruffley v The Board of Management of Saint Anne’s School has now been delivered. The importance of this


Meaning of a "perpetual" licence
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • June 15 2010

In a recent case, BMS Computer Solutions Limited v AB Agri Limited, the UK High Court considered the meaning of the term "perpetual" in the context of a software licensing agreement


Derivative actions and exceptions to Foss v Harbottle
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • September 4 2012

As a general rule, Irish law does not permit a shareholder to bring an action on behalf of the company in which it holds shares and treats the company itself as the proper plaintiff


Irish Supreme Court Upholds Landmark High Court Judgment Limiting Dawn Raid Powers
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • May 30 2017

On 29 May 2017, a five judge division of the Irish Supreme Court unanimously upheld a landmark High Court judgment identifying legal breaches arising


Compensation awards on the increase for false accusations of shoplifting
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • February 28 2014

The level of compensation awarded in Circuit Court defamation actions arising from incorrect allegations of shoplifting has risen in recent months. At


Akzo Nobel case - privilege does not apply to in house lawyers in EU competition law investigations European Court of Justice decision
  • Matheson
  • European Union, Ireland
  • October 11 2010

A recent decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that internal communications between in-house lawyers and their fellow company employees are not privileged in relation to European Commission (Commission) competition law cases


Court confirms restrictive approach to mandatory interlocutory injunctions
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • November 20 2012

An injunction is effectively an order restraining a party to which it is directed from taking a particular act or requiring it to take a particular course of action


‘Inherent jurisdiction’ explained
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • February 26 2013

In addition to the existence of detailed court rules pursuant to which litigation proceeds, the Irish courts have 'inherent jurisdiction' at their


Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland Successfully Overturns Court of Appeal Decision
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • May 26 2017

The Supreme Court announced yesterday, 25 May 2017, that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (“MIBI”) was successful in their appeal, overturning


Being particular about particulars
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • September 1 2015

A recent High Court decision has confirmed the purpose and rationale behind seeking particulars of an opposing party's pleaded case and has