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Updated Guidance for Property Services Providers – What Does it Mean for your Business?

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland in conjunction with the Property Services Regulatory Authority and the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers have updated their guidance for property services and facility management providers effective from 13 January 2021 in light of recent Level 5 restrictions. What does it mean for those managing, maintaining, buying, selling, leasing and financing property?


Video: Recent Trends in Data Protection Litigation

Video: Adele Hall & Michelle Martin of our litigation team examine some recent trends in data protection litigation including the increased use of DSARs as a form of early discovery and claims for non-material damage arising from alleged breaches of GDPR.


Irish Immigration Update: Brexit and the New Pre-Clearance Process

The INIS has published guidance on the pre-clearance and visa process to be followed by non-EU nationals following the end of the Brexit transition period. This pre-clearance applies to any non-EU national who wishes to accompany their UK family member to reside and work in Ireland.


The New EU Regulatory Regime on Crowdfunding - Jan 21

Read our briefing on the new European regulatory regime on crowdfunding.


The New EU Regulatory Regime on Crowdfunding

Read our briefing on the new European regulatory regime on crowdfunding.


Beyond Brexit – EU-UK Agreement and Ireland's Insurance Temporary Run-off Regime

In tandem with the end of the Brexit transition period at 11.00pm on 31 December 2020, the Irish legislation implementing the temporary run-off regime for insurers and intermediaries took effect. Where a UK /Gibraltar firm does not yet have a contingency plan in place in relation to its Irish insurance business, it can avail of the regime, subject to certain requirements.


Labour Court Confirms that Annual Leave Should be Excluded from the Calculation of 'Banded Hours'

The Labour Court (LC) has issued a decision on the statutory right to request to be placed on banded hours. The LC has clarified that annual leave should be excluded from the reference period in determining average hours worked per week.


EU Temporarily Permits Data Transfers to the UK Pending a Decision on Adequacy

As expected, an adequacy decision was not granted by the European Commission as part of the UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement, but a maximum six month continuation of the status quo gives cause for cautious optimism.


Security for Costs: Further Developments

Two recent decisions from the Irish superior courts provide welcome clarification on the scope of certain security for costs provisions. Firstly, the Court of Appeal judgment in O'Donnell v Saltan Properties Limited and others concerns security for costs of an appeal. Secondly, the High Court decision in Betty Martin Financial Services v EBS concerns security for costs of a discovery application. In this briefing, we look at those decisions and analyse their impact.