Entries by Conor

Introduction of Statutory Sick Pay

Introduction Ireland, unlike most other European States, does not provide for paid sick leave. This means there is no legal right to be paid while on sick leave from work. This position has come under increased scrutiny since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. Many employees were not entitled to paid sick leave […]

O’Flynn Exhams Sponsor Round 1 of Munster Cyclocross League

O’Flynn Exhams was delighted to be one of the sponsors for Round One of the Munster Cyclocross League, which was held in Youghal on Sunday 7th November 2021. Races were held in underage, junior and masters categories along with A and B grade mens and womens. The A race was won by Richard Maes with Grace […]

The Impact of the Covid-19 Crisis on Commercial Leases

TURNOVER BASED RENTS & PANDEMIC RELATED BREAK OPTIONS The impact of the current Covid-19 outbreak on commercial landlords and tenants has been unprecedented. Many tenants are currently experiencing severe disruption to their businesses and potentially facing permanent closures, while landlords’ investments are at risk. As Government restrictions ease it is hoped that the commercial property […]

The Charities Governance Code

The Charities Regulatory Authority (‘CRA’) introduced the Charities Governance Code (‘the Code’) in late 2018. When releasing the Code the CRA set out a timeline for implementation: 2019 was intended for education regarding the Code. 2020 is the first year in which compliance with the Code is expected. 2021 is the first year in which […]

Covid-19 Contact tracing: Data Protection expectations on app development

The Health Service Executive (HSE) plans to release its contact tracing app to help identify close contacts of a confirmed case of COVID-19 by the end of May. The technology is seen as a useful supplement to manual tracing of contacts of a confirmed case who may become infected. At present we understand from media […]

Family Law and the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced couples and families into close quarters, disrupting routines and, in the case of some separated spouses, access arrangements. While some couples and families will thrive and be strengthened in this time of adversity, other family units might struggle. For couples in the process of separating, being thrown into close quarters […]

Cybersecurity in the time of COVID 19

The arrival of COVID 19 to our shores and the advent of “Stay Apart to Stay Safe” means that even confirmed and self-proclaimed Luddites are having to embrace the digital age. More than ever before we must rely on digital solutions to work, teach, learn and communicate. COVID 19 has also caused widespread fear and anxiety, […]

Remote Working – how to maintain connections at a distance

Remote Working – how to maintain connections at a distance As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees are now working remotely for the first time to “flatten the curve”. A lot of employers and employees have been faced with a steep learning curve in navigating the employment issues surrounding working from home. The shock […]

Legal 500 includes O’Flynn Exhams in 2020 rankings

The Legal 500, one of the most prestigious international legal directories has announced its 2020 rankings and has recommended O’Flynn Exhams in a number of categories. O’Flynn Exhams have been ranked for Commercial, Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions, for Dispute Resolution and also Real Estate. In the Real Estate ranking the following are some of […]

Supreme Court provides clarity in Medical Negligence cases

The Supreme Court has clarified the appropriate test for establishing liability in medical negligence claims in its judgment in the case of ‘Ruth Morrissey and Paul Morrissey v. Health Service Executive, Quest Diagnostics Incorporated and Medlab Pathology Limited’. Background Ms. Morrissey had a smear test in August 2009 as part of the ‘CervicalCheck’ screening programme. […]

Legal Requirements in a Digital Age: Wills

In 2020 it seems extraordinary that even in extreme circumstances for some legal documentation to be valid they still need to observe certain formalities, such as requiring “wet” signatures, independent witnesses and face to face meetings. Obviously, there are good reasons why these formalities were first introduced. The current upheaval caused by the Covid-19 pandemic […]

Business Interruption Insurance: COVID-19

Many businesses have recently been forced to close due to the impact of COVID–19 and the necessary measures which the Government has taken in the interests of us all. A large number of businesses have been looking to their insurance policies to see whether they have a valid claim for compensation for business interruption. Business […]