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Irish Law Awards 2022

Fitzsimons Redmond LLP are immensely proud to be short-listed in so many categories of the Dye & Durham Irish Law Awards 2022. We are finalists in nine categories:

Law Firm of the Year

Property Lawyer of the Year (John Redmond)

ADR Lawyer of the Year ( Lisa Quinn O’Flaherty)

Diversity and Inclusion Law Firm of the Year

Employment Lawyer of the Year (Lisa Quinn O’Flaherty)

Excellence and Innovation in Client Services

Law Book of the Year (Women in Law: The True Meaning of Success)

Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year (Lisa Quinn O’Flaherty)

Probate Law Firm of the Year

Lawyer of the Year (John Redmond and Lisa Quinn O’Flaherty)

Welcome to Grace Dowling

All of us at Fitzsimons Redmond LLP are delighted to welcome Grace Dowling to our team. She will be interning as a legal assistant until December. Grace joins us from the US where she is is a third year student at Clark University majoring in sociology. This semester she is studying at Griffith College Dublin. Grace is particularly interested in the sociology of law, and hopes to pursue a career in law working to reform justice systems in the U.S. Grace is from The Bronx, New York, where she was born and raised. In her spare time, she enjoys walking and biking the streets of Dublin, exploring new cafes, and journaling. 

The Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity in the workplace means that there is a wide variety of individuals at every level in the company, and those individuals have differing lived experiences. They are of different genders, ages, sexualities, abilities, races, colours, nationalities, religious beliefs, family situations, socio-economic background, cultures, and professional and educational backgrounds.

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Transposition of the European Union (Preventive Restructuring) Regulations 2022

Directive (EU) 2019/1023 was transposed in Irish law on 29th July 2022 by the SI No. 380 of 2022 European Union (Preventive Restructuring) Regulations 2022. The Regulations provide for added protections for companies struggling with solvency and for creditors of such companies. The objective of the directive is to harmonise and simplify restructuring and insolvency measures throughout the EU.

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Lisa’s Latest Publication

Fitzsimons Redmond LLP partner, Lisa Quinn O’Flaherty has contributed a chapter in Parenting Gifted Children in Different Countries, an academic text, edited by Roya Klingner and published by Eliva Press.

Lisa’s chapter is entitled “A Certain Minimum Education: Exceptionally-Able Children in Ireland.” It discusses the Irish education system and the opportunities and challenges for children with exceptional intellectual ability. The book is available to purchase on Amazon, and contains chapters by a number of education experts from around the world.

Employment Law Update: Sick Leave Bill 2022

Until now employers were not obliged to pay employees for absences for sickness, unless they had provided for such in the contract of employment. Many employers currently pay the first three days of sick leave, as most employees are entitled to social welfare payments beginning after the first three days of illness.

The Sick Leave Bill 2022 has been passed by government, and will commence shortly. It obliges employers to pay their employees when they are absent due to illness. The bill requires that a where a sick employee has thirteen weeks service, the employer must pay 70% of his or her daily pay up to a maximum of €110 per day.

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