Murdoch's Term of the Week: Fair

With one of the country's biggest music festivals - Electric Picnic in Stradbally, County Laois - kicking off this weekend, this week's TOTW examines the legal basis behind fairs and markets. Read more

Brexit and the doctrine of frustration of contract

Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Limited v European Medicines Agency [2019] EWHC 335    Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Sittings of Court

With the Superior Courts currently in recess until the beginning of Michaelmas term on 7 October, this week's TOTW offers insight into the rules governing court sitting periods. Read more

The Public Services Card data controversy explained

Introduction On Friday, 16 August, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) announced that it had completed a 'lengthy and detailed' investigation into certain aspects relating to the Public Services Card (PSC) and the system of registration behind it, known as SAFE 2. Read more

Murdoch's Term of the Week: Copyright

A recent EUIPO decision has cancelled McDonald's exclusive ownership of the 'Mc' trademark, marking a second victory for Supermac's in the ongoing battle between the two fast food outlets. Whether its the above fast food trademark war, the controversial EC Directive on copyright or the Premier League's recent High. Read more

Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019 presented to Dáil Éireann

The Child Care (Amendment) Bill 2019 was presented to Dáil Éireann on 8 August 2019. An initiative backed by Minister Katherine Zappone, the Bill seeks to regulate the 'ad hoc' of guardian ad litem system as a means of ensuring that minor's going through childcare proceedings have their voices are heard in court. Read more

Wills and Probate Update - Issue 21

Issue 21 of our Wills and Probate Update is now live for online subscribers. This issue contains commentary on K v K [2018] IEHC 615, where an action was brought against the estate of the deceased under both proprietary estoppel and s 117 of the Succession Act 1965. Read more
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Supreme Court ruling offers comprehensive guidance on comparative advertising rules

In the recent Supreme Court case of Aldi v Dunnes Stores [2019] IESC 41, O'Donnell J cleared up the deficit of understanding around the oft-misinterpeted European Communities (Misleading and Comparative Marketing Communications) Regulations 2007, and laid down a test to be used in the ascertainment of what constitutes. Read more
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Murdoch's Term of the Week: Assignment of Contract

Assignment of Contract: Generally liabilities under a contract cannot be assigned without the consent of the other party to the contract. Liabilities can be assigned by Novation (qv). Some contractual rights in a contract cannot be assigned eg those involving Contracts of Service (qv) and some others require to meet. Read more

Commercial Court tells ISPs to block live streaming of Premier League matches

An extremely important decision regarding the unlicensed streaming of Premier League matches was handed down by the Commercial Court on July 16, 2019, whereby Haughton J granted orders compelling internet service providers to crack down on illegal streamers. Read more

Intellectual Property and IT Law Update - Issue 19

The July edition of our IT/IP Law Update is now live for online subscribers. Designed to keep practitioners at the cutting edge of technology law, this update contains articles on data protection and intellectual property. An excerpt from the section on data protection regarding the UK Information Commissioner's. Read more
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Murdoch's Term of the Week: An Bord Pleanála

The founding of the Wide Streets Commission in 1757 marked the first concerted effort at urban planning in Dublin. With a remit to transform the capital from a medieval town into a modern city fit for international commerce, the Commission oversaw the extension of Sackville Street (now O'Connell Street), to the River. Read more

Irish Civil Litigation Update - Issue 35

The July issue of our Irish Civil Litigation Update is now live for online subscribers. This update contains five case notes across different practice areas, including an interesting section on the cross-examination of a witness to an affidavit. An excerpt from this section reads: Read more
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