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Episode 27: Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board - Are Employees Now Entitled to Full Fair Procedures at the Preliminary Investigation Stage? Part 2
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • August 8 2017

Bryan Dunne revisits the High Court's decision in Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board, a decision that has been extremely


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


"Francovich" damages awarded against Ireland for breach of European Law
  • Matheson
  • European Union, Ireland
  • June 9 2015

In December 2014, the Irish High Court awarded damages of over 100,000 against Ireland and the Attorney General to an individual due to


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


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


Recent High Court decisions on fair procedures during investigations - Can Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board already be distinguished on its facts?
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • July 26 2017

The recent decision of the High Court in the case of Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board is being closely watched by employers


Obligation to negotiate in good faith?
  • Matheson
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • November 30 2009

Traditionally the common law has refused to recognise a duty to negotiate in good faith in run-of-the-mill transactions between parties acting at arm’s length on the basis that such obligations are too uncertain


Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board - Are Employees Now Entitled to Full Fair Procedures at the Preliminary Investigation Stage? Part - 1
  • Matheson
  • Ireland
  • July 21 2017

In this latest episode of the Matheson Employment Law Podcast Series, Bryan discusses a decision of the High Court from May of this year, which held