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The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The Hall of Fame highlights, to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. In Europe, Middle East and Africa, the criteria for entry is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for seven consecutive years. These partners are highlighted below and throughout the editorial.

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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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New EU Consumer Rights Directive

On 23/06/11 the European Parliament adopted the new consumer Rights Directive which was proposed by the European Commission in 2008. This is the further step towards this Directive coming into effect. The transposition into national law is envisaged for the end of 2013.

New Product Placement Rules

Frequent viewers of the latest Hollywood films may be immune to it but Irish broadcasting bosses have traditionally never warmed to the idea of James Bond openly exhibiting the latest Aston Martin or BMW as part of the movie or the promotion of Absolut Vodka as part of the Sex and the City movie.

The Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act, 2010

The Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act, 2010 (“the Act”) was introduced into law on 01/01/2011. It brought into Irish law the concept of civil partnerships for same sex couples as well as certain rights for cohabiting couples.

European Enforcement Order Difficulties

Duncan Grehan&Partners have recently been selected to contribute to a survey  carried out in all EU Member States to ascertain the practicability of the regulation 805/2004/EC.


In recent times the closure of businesses has unfortunately, become common due to trading difficulties.

Dentists obliged to display fees from 1 June 2011

Under a new Code of Practice recently published by the Dental Council, dentists in general practice must display their fees from 1 June 2011.

Court Orders 53% Rent Reduction on two Grafton Street Properties

As the economy has declined and as the retail and services industries in particular suffer, debate continues on the issue of commercial rent reviews.

In Brief: Winter 2010

January 2011 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Hayes Solicitors .

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IN THIS ISSUE... (1) Pre-nuptial Agreements (2) The case of the purchaser who can’t complete (3) A word of caution on speed camera detector devices (4) Making a move – Bankruptcy tourists (5) New guidelines on Certificates of Compliance (6) Employment Law Association (7) The Lowdown on Downloading Music (8) The Fixed-Term Worker – a flexible solution for employers? (9) Changes introduced by the Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010 09 Landmark Jury Award against Kenmare Resources plc (10) ecent Demolition Order proves that no one is above the Law (11) Rent Reviews – Reform or Resistance? (12) Who owns your Social Networks Contacts? (13) Periodic Payments – A better way of compensation? (14) Guest Contributor Prof. John McMullen – Transfer of Undertakings (15) Mediation – A New Impetus (16) Firm News



European Enforcement Orders – Problems and Solutions

November 2010 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Hayes Solicitors .

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Regulation (EC) No. 805/2004 (“the Regulation”) created a European Enforcement Order for uncontested claims within the European Community. The aim of the Regulation was to permit the free circulation of judgments without the requirement for intermediate proceedings in the jurisdiction of enforcement to recognise the foreign judgment and convert it into a domestically enforceable measure.

Upwards only rent reviews – a thing of the past

September 2010 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Hayes Solicitors .

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On 28 February 2010 the much-hyped section 132 of the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 came into effect. This section effectively curtails upwards only rent review clauses.

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Law firm partners and practice heads explain how their firms are adapting to clients' changing needs

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