The European Union (Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions) Regulations came into law in December 2022, and makes a number of changes to employment relationships. One such change relates to the statement of terms provided to the employee on or within five days of their commencing work.Continue reading
Fitzsimons Redmond LLP partner, Lisa Quinn O’Flaherty has recently been appointed by the Minister for Justice to the Classification of Films Appeals Board for a five year term. The appeals board meets to determine any appeal of decisions by the Director of Film Classification, and its decision is final.
This is the fourth and final part in a series of articles by Grace Dowling on acquiring Irish citizenship. You can also read part 1 on eligibility, part 2 on the application form, and part 3 on witnessing. This article examines what happens after your naturalisation application is successfully approved by the Minister.Continue reading
This is the third part in a series of articles by Grace Dowling on acquiring Irish citizenship. This article explains the process of witnessing the application form to become a naturalised Irish citizen.
Once you have acquired all the proper documents and filled out your naturalization application you must go through your application with a proper witness and sign it once that’s completed. The rules for who can act as a proper witness to your application are specifically laid out in the application form itself, but typically solicitors, notary publics, and commissioners for oaths are authorised to do so.Continue reading
Mortgage interest rates are set to rise again, meaning that homeowners on a variable rate will be paying more each month. The good news is that mortgage providers are always competing with each other for new business, and homeowners have the option to switch providers. If you do your research, you might find that you will be able to make a significant saving each month by locking in to a fixed term rate.Continue reading
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.
The shortlist was released today for the Irish Law Awards 2021. We are very excited and proud to be finalists in no fewer than seven categories of The Irish Law Awards! We are shortlisted for:
Employment Law Firm of the Year
Diversity and Inclusion Law Firm of the Year
Law Firm Innovation Award
Community/ Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year
Best Website of the Year
Dublin Law Firm of the Year
John Redmond and Lisa Quinn O’Flaherty are both finalists for Lawyer of the Year!
We are absolutely delighted and very proud to be shortlisted in the Junior Chamber Ireland Ireland Friendly Business Awards. We were nominated for the awards, and the underwent mystery shopping, before being selected as one of the Friendliest Businesses in Ireland in the categories of Social Impact and Digital Experience. We look forward to the final selection! The awards aim to recognise businesses that excel in serving the needs of the community and its development, and we are so proud to be recognised for our work in doing so!
People often assume that their right to litigate a dispute is an absolute right and that they will not be denied a right of access to the Courts. However, where they have agreed to be bound by an arbitration clause, they will almost certainly be denied the right to litigate. An arbitration clause is not something to be taken lightly. Arbitration is given such weight in law that the Court has no option but to stay proceedings except in very limited circumstances. Article 8(1) of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, as adopted by Ireland in the Arbitration Act 2010 allows a Court to refuse a stay only where:
Arbitration is a method of alternative dispute resolution where both sides agree to have their dispute decided upon by a private, independent third party rather than by a court. Arbitration has a long history in Ireland, having roots in Brehon Law. It also has the backing and support of the legislature and the Courts by way of the Arbitration Act. Arbitration may be used to resolve any dispute that would otherwise be resolved by the Courts.