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ABANDONED COMPANIES – CONSEQUENCES / LIABILITY FOR DIRECTORS

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

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

Dentists obliged to display fees from 1 June 2011

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

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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

February 2011 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources. Legal Developments by Hayes Solicitors .

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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.

Employee Issues in Business Transfers

August 2010 - Employment. Legal Developments by Hayes Solicitors .

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There has been substantial growth in employment disputes in the last 12 months, where service providers and outsourcing arrangements are being changed. These disputes arises where an incumbent service provider (be it security, logistics, canteen providers, IT specialists etc) loses a contract to provide services and one of its competitors replaces it to provide the same service or a similar service in the future. The query arises as to whether such a change of service provider gives rise to the need to transfer the employees who did the work, by applying the Transfer Regulations 2003.

“Lo-commotion” – Changes in Revenue practice for Locum workers

March 2010 - Employment. Legal Developments by Hayes Solicitors .

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Healthcare workers working in locum positions may now be deemed by Revenue to be employees rather than contractors for income tax purposes. Healthcare practices engaging locums are often brought in as self-employed/contractors, as opposed to employees, and so the practice was not liable to deduct PAYE. This arrangement allowed flexibility in the practice. The locum doctors generally received a payment each week/month and were then accountable for their own tax.

Frozen Embryos Are Not The ‘unborn’

January 2010 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Hayes Solicitors .

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The Supreme Court made headlines this week when it considered the age old question of when life begins. The case arose out of an appeal by a mother of two, Mrs. Roche, against the High Court’s refusal to order a Dublin Clinic to release three frozen embryos to her with a view to becoming pregnant against the wishes of her estranged husband. Our firm looked after the interests of two Consultant Gynaecologists and Directors of the Clinic involved in the case.

The Case for Advance Care Directives

November 2009 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Hayes Solicitors .

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Strap - There has been a good deal of publicity on the topic recently following publication of the Law Reform Commission’s September 2009 report on Bioethics: Advance Care Directives. Louise O’Rourke of Hayes Solicitors looks at where and how they apply to the current regime.