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‘Controversial’ Copyright law approved by EU

The European Parliament has recently approved a new Copyright law that has the power to change the internet for all those susceptible to it.

What is a Conflict of Interest?

A case may be put to a standstill if there is a ‘Conflict of Interest’ (COI), so what exactly is this?

How will Brexit impact ‘Geo-Blocking’?

Last year, the EU introduced a new Geo-Blocking regulation regarding online e-commerce – so how will Brexit effect its implementation?

Global Citizenship & Brexit: What now?

How will ‘Global Citizenship’ be impacted in a post-Brexit world?

Should you consider Arbitration?

Clients undergoing a dispute may be advised to seek Arbitration as a form of ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution’ (ADR) – but is this a good alternative?

Should pensions be gender neutral?

The State pension in the UK is now gender neutral – but is this a good thing?

Solicitors replaced as probates go online

February 7, 2019 | Latest Thinking, News, Private Clients

The UK’s Ministry of Justice (MOJ) recently announced that a new service will be introduced which allow access and application to probate online.

Can Patent Law keep up?

Legal experts warn that Patent Law is likely to fall behind the advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in times to come.

Probate fees set to Increase in 2019

January 31, 2019 | Latest Thinking, News, Private Clients

In April 2019, the UK Government will implement new increased probate fees upon the estates of the deceased, causing outrage nationwide.

Legal Update: Criminal Legal Aid Review Delayed

January 25, 2019 | Latest Thinking, News, Private Clients

The UK Government recently announced that the ongoing review on Criminal Legal Aid will not be ready until 2020.

Is ‘Judicial Review’ a beneficial procedure?

The use of ‘Judicial Review’ can be a powerful tool when used appropriately – so what exactly is it and is it beneficial?

Should the Domestic Violence Act be extended?

January 17, 2019 | Latest Thinking, News, Private Clients

The Domestic Violence Act 2018 came into effect in the Republic of Ireland a year ago, but should it extend to Northern Ireland also?

Employment law: Key dates for Spring 2019

What are the key dates for employment law reform this Spring 2019?

Services for legalisation of Abortion in Ireland Start

January 11, 2019 | Latest Thinking, News, Private Clients

Following from the legalisation of Abortions last year, Ireland has now begun putting practices into place as initiative of support.

What is a ‘Duty of Candour’?

Lawyers were recently reminded that a ‘duty of candour’ within litigation is of ‘paramount importance’ – so what exactly is this duty?