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Judgment Mortgages: Can you Sever a Joint Tenancy?

This article discusses the recent High Court case examining the effect of the registration of a judgment mortgage against the interests of joint tenants of land, where one of the joint tenants is a judgment debtor but the other is not. This is of importance to not only debtors who own joint properties, but also to creditors seeking to enforce against jointly owned property.

How to Handle Coronavirus in the Workplace – Practical Guidance for Employers

The coronavirus has now been categorised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Where the Department of Foreign Affairs has cautioned against unnecessary travel to China, what legal implications does this outbreak have closer to home? What steps should employers in Ireland be taking when it comes to ensuring a safe place of work for their employees against the backdrop of a potential coronavirus outbreak?

Wipe Away Green-Washing in Your Business

As part of the transition to financing a more sustainable economy, the Central Bank of Ireland has advised of its role in tackling climate change. This article considers what you can do to improve your business's green practices in a changing regulatory environment.

New European Electronic Communications Code Reforms Regulation for Telecoms Industry

From 21 December 2020, a revised EU telecoms regulatory framework will bring more telecoms entities into the regulatory regime and will introduce measures to promote regulatory predictability, to encourage investment in high-speed networks, and to provide greater consumer protection.

Do Sports Clubs' WhatsApp Groups Breach the GDPR?

We consider whether sports clubs' WhatsApp groups are in breach of the GDPR and alternative options for clubs to consider.

Discovery: Time to Engage?

A number of recent cases focus on the need for meaningful engagement by the parties in the discovery process and consider what can be done to protect sensitive information while complying with the rules.

Legal News - February 2020

Welcome to the February 2020 edition of Legal News. We at William Fry aim to keep you up to date on legal developments that may affect you or your business.

ESMA Recommends UCITS Managers & AIFMS in-scope for MiFID Requirements

ESMA has recommended that the European Commission extend the scope of ESMA's (and national regulators') power under MiFID to restrict or prohibit the sale, marketing or distribution of financial instruments by MiFID firms to include UCITS managers and AIFMs.

Return of the (Super)Mac's: McDonald's Won't Appeal Ruling on 'MC' Trade Mark

McDonald's has decided not to appeal against the European Union Intellectual Property Office's (EUIPO) decision to invalidate in part its 'MC' trade mark.