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Domestic Violence Act 2018: No definition provided, but some useful innovations included

On 12 December 2018, S.I. 532/2018 was signed by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan. Cited as the Domestic Violence Act (Commencement) Order 2018, this statutory instrument enacted the named legislation from 1 January 2019. Read more
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High Court issues comprehensive statement on solicitors’ duty in family law litigation

Mason Hayes and Curran v Queally [2018] IEHC 614   Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Discovery

Discovery is a core aspect of litigation which involves the disclosure and inspection of relevant documents by both sides to allow them to ready their respective arguments. Discovery may be voluntary or court-ordered, and is useful as it encourages parties to settle. Read more

Irish Conveyancing Precedents - Issue 79

Issue 79 of Irish Conveyancing Precedents has just been added to our Irish Property Law service. Containing new case law as well as revised co-ownership agreements, this issue is now live for online subscribers. Read more
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European Union Law Briefing - May 2019

Request for preliminary ruling as to whether a public prosecutor can be considered a 'judicial authority' for EAW, fears about the future of the common law and Google fined for abuse of dominant position. Read more

Irish Wills and Probate Law Update - Issue 20

Authored by succession law experts, Stephen Spierin BL and Brian Spierin SC, Issue 20 of our Irish Wills and Probate Law Update contains commentary on the recent case of Re Estate of Hannon [2018] IEHC 482. Read more

Intellectual Property and IT Law Update - Issue 18

Authored by technology law experts at William Fry, the April issue of our IP/IT Update contains valuable guidance on data protection - with a special focus on the EU's move towards a unified 'Digital Single Market'. Now live for BPrO online subscribers. Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Gazumping

With the Premier League summer transfer window set to open this week, here is a phrase you might see repeated ad nauseum in football podcasts and columns alike over the next few months as Europe's elite teams compete for the signatures of up and coming players. Read more

‘Mr Moonlight’ case ends in conviction following prosecution based on circumstantial evidence

On Wednesday 1 May, Mr Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore County Tipperary was convicted of the murder of part-time DJ Bobby Ryan (52), who went by the moniker 'Mr Moonlight', following the longest murder trial in the history of the state. Read more

Planning and Environment Law Briefing - May 2019

Airbnb portal constitutes an 'information society service' - AG Szpunar On Tuesday 30 April 2019, the ECJ released the opinion of Advocate General Spuznar in Case C-390/18 which pertained to a complaint lodged in January 2017 by an association of French hoteliers, Association pour Hébergement et Tourisme, which. Read more
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