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Limits to company representation in litigation
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • May 12 2015

A recent High Court decision reconsidered the circumstances in which a shareholder or director may represent a company in legal proceedings


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


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


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


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


‘No transaction’ damages in professional negligence cases
  • Matheson
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • January 15 2013

A number of recent High Court decisions have involved cases in which lenders have taken action against their former legal advisors for negligence


Can “after the event” insurance be a substitute for security for costs?
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • April 22 2013

In the recent case of Greenclean Waste Management Limited v Maurice Leahy & Co. Solicitors, the High Court had its first opportunity to consider


Jurisdiction clauses in insurance policies High Court decision in Lartigue Enterprises Ltd v Three Lions Underwriting Ltd
  • Matheson
  • European Union, Ireland
  • September 20 2012

The insurers asked the Court to decline jurisdiction to hear the case in favour of an English court in circumstances where the slip stated that coverage disputes would be governed by the law of England and Wales and conferred jurisdiction on the English courts


Disclosure in Irish patent proceedings
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • May 16 2011

The discovery (or disclosure) stage of patent proceedings can be a key strategic element yet burdensome part of the litigation


Waiver of conditions precedent
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • September 24 2012

A recent High Court decision will bring increased discipline to the commercial reality and market practice of dealing with the waiver of any condition precedent required under the terms of a transaction