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New Court Rules - Delay in Implementation of SI 255
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • January 12 2017

On 1 October 2016, two new Statutory Instruments (SI 2542016 and SI 2552016) which made wide-ranging reforms to the procedural rules applicable to


The High Court Upholds Avoidance of Life Assurance Policy
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • January 17 2017

In the recent decision of Richardson v Financial Services Ombudsman & Anor the High Court upheld a finding of the Financial Services Ombudsman (the


Leapfrog Appeals and Third Party Funding: Persona and Sigma v Ireland & Ors
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • January 10 2017

In Persona Digital Telephony Limited & anor v The Minister for Public Enterprise Ireland & ors, the High Court upheld a centuries-old prohibition on


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


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


Top Five Employment Law Trends for 2017
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • January 20 2017

In the latest Episode of the Matheson Employment Law Podcast Series, Bryan Dunne and Niall Pelly look at their predictions for the Top five


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


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


High Court Sets Aside Protective Certificates
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • January 9 2017

The Personal Insolvency Act 2012 (as amended) permits a debtor to apply to court for a protective certificate while making a proposal for a debt