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Large fines imposed for GDPR breaches

United Kingdom - November 30 2020 In October 2020, three of the largest ever fines for breaches of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) were imposed by data protection…

Charlotte Burke, David Freeman, Julie-Anne Binchy, Lisa Broderick, Rowena McCormack.

The importance of Expert Witnesses being independent and owing their principal duties to the Court

Ireland - November 30 2020 The recent High Court judgment of McKillen v Tynan [2020] IEHC 189 dismissed judicial review proceedings on grounds including that: (i) the…

Charlotte Burke, David Freeman, Julie-Anne Binchy, Lisa Broderick, Rowena McCormack.

Legislation providing for significant reforms of civil procedure now in force

United Kingdom - November 30 2020 The Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 (the “Act”) has recently come into operation and has heralded a number of…

Charlotte Burke, David Freeman, Julie-Anne Binchy, Lisa Broderick, Rowena McCormack.

Supreme Court decision outlines that Public Bodies must justify refusals under Freedom of Information Act

United Kingdom - November 30 2020 In two recent judgments regarding the application of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 (“FOI Act”), the Supreme Court has ruled that public bodies…

Charlotte Burke, David Freeman, Julie-Anne Binchy, Lisa Broderick, Rowena McCormack.

Legislation providing for significant reforms of civil procedure now in force

Ireland - September 25 2020 The Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 (the “Act”) has recently come into operation and has heralded a number of…

Charlotte Burke, David Freeman, Julie-Anne Binchy, Lisa Broderick, Rowena McCormack.