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E-scooters, e-bikes and the law in Ireland
29 Sep 2022

E-scooters, e-bikes and the law in Ireland

In recent years in Ireland, there has been a significant increase in the use of e-scooters and e-bikes.

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Social media and the potential for defamation in Ireland
26 Sep 2022

Social media and the potential for defamation in Ireland

With the increased use of social media, there has been an increase in defamation cases arising from allegedly defamatory posts being put up on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Snap and others.

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Cautionary Reminder of Strict Time Limits to Submit a Claim to the WRC
26 Aug 2022

Cautionary Reminder of Strict Time Limits to Submit a Claim to the WRC

A recent decision of the Workplace Relations Commission serves as a cautionary reminder of the standardised time limit of six months for making a complaint and initiating proceedings in many employment matters, which time period can be extended to twelve months where reasonable cause is shown.  Section 41(6) of the Workplace Relations Act, 2015 states:

“subject to subsection (8) an Adjudication Officer shall not entertain a complaint referred to him or her under this section if it has been presented to the Director General after the expiration of the period of six months beginning on the date of the contravention to which the complaint refers”.

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Augustus Cullen Law Settle Claim For Misdiagnosed Ovarian Torsion
08 Jul 2022

Augustus Cullen Law Settle Claim For Misdiagnosed Ovarian Torsion

Our client was a teenager at the time of the events in question and developed symptoms of right sided abdominal pain and vomiting. She attended her local out of hours GP who suspected a ruptured ovarian cyst, or in the alternative, possible appendicitis and referred her to her local paediatric hospital Emergency Department.

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Five Steps To Take If You Think You Have A Case In Medical Negligence
28 Jun 2022

Five Steps To Take If You Think You Have A Case In Medical Negligence

Medical negligence cases are taken by individuals who believe that a hospital, medical organisation and/or treating clinician has failed to provide a reasonable standard of care (negligence) and but for this substandard care, they would not have suffered an injury (causation).

While no two cases are the same, there are a number of steps you should take if you think you have suffered an injury as a result of medical negligence.

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‘When your child’s needs are 24/7, you don’t have energy for the legal process’ – families are being let down by the State
26 Apr 2022

‘When your child's needs are 24/7, you don't have energy for the legal process' – families are being let down by the State

When Dylan Kenny was born his parents immediately knew there was something badly wrong. He was blue and unresponsive.

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Legal Documents That Everyone Should Have
03 Jan 2022

Legal Documents That Everyone Should Have

The New Year is a time of resolutions, often accompanied by a spring clean – of your house, desktop or office. It’s also a good time to take care of some personal admin tasks, including looking at the important documents that everyone should have to hand.

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New job? Here’s what you need to know about your Contract
18 Aug 2021

New job? Here's what you need to know about your Contract

This article first appeared in the Wicklow and Bray People on 5 February 2020. When you start a new position, it’s important at the outset to understand the details of your new role. A clear contract is key to a successful working relationship between you and your employer.

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Damien Conroy
25 May 2021

Augustus Cullen Law LLP Partner Damien Conroy Announced As President Of Wicklow Bar Association

The Wicklow Solicitors Bar Association announced the appointment of Damien Conroy as President at their AGM this week. Damien has been a member of the Wicklow Bar Association since 2012, and previously acted as Committee Member and Honorary Secretary between 2012 and 2021.

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“Proper Provision” in Irish Divorces
05 Feb 2021

"Proper Provision" in Irish Divorces

Divorces in Ireland are governed by the Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996. The key concept in the ancillary reliefs obtained during a Divorce in Ireland is that of “proper provision”. There is a statutory and constitutional obligation that the Courts ensure that proper provision is made for spouses and any dependent children following a Divorce.

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Business Interruption Insurance
27 Jan 2021

Business Interruption Insurance

Covid-19 has caused huge interruption to businesses in Ireland. Many businesses have been faced with unreasonable decisions from their insurers in respect of coverage for their business interruption policies and a recent decision by the Irish High Court is a welcome development.

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The Gender Pay Gap In Ireland – What Is Being Done To Reduce It?
07 Dec 2020

The Gender Pay Gap In Ireland - What Is Being Done To Reduce It?

The Gender Pay Gap is the difference in the average hourly wage of men and women across a workforce. It compares the gross hourly earnings of all employees and therefore does not reveal discrimination or an absence of equal pay for equal work, but rather reports a gender representation gap.

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