The European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003

The European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003 (“the Regulations”) protect the rights of employees when there is a transfer of the undertaking in which they are employed. Read more

Adverse Possession


Paving the Way for Adverse Possession of Land: Factual Possession


What is adverse possession?

Adverse possession allows a person who has been in possession of land for a specified period of time, who has no interest in that land, to adversely take the interest in the land if they fit within a number of limitations. Read more

Changes in Personal Injury Litigation


Significant changes in Personal Injuries Litigation

Two of the main pieces of legislation often referred to in Personal Injuries Litigation are the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 (hereinafter “the 2004 Act”) and the Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003 (hereinafter “the 2003 Act”). Since 3 April 2019, the PIAB (Amendment) Act 2019 has come into force joining the group of significant pieces of legislation in this area. Read more




The Data Protection Act 2018 has a significant impact on the media’s access to court records.  The Rules of the Superior Courts have implemented new rules to allow a bona fide member of the media access to documentation opened or deemed to have been opened in Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court. Read more

The GDPR Act

Practical Steps to Implement the General Data Protection Regulation Act

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation Act (GDPR) is very important legislation coming into force on the 25th May 2018 designed to protect the data rights of all EU residents. Read more

Unfair Dismissal

According to the Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977-2015 unfair dismissal can occur in the following ways;

  • When an employer terminates an employee contract with notice given or
  • An employee terminates his/her contract with a company due to the conduct of the employer (Constructive Dismissal)

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