Entries by Sophie Olsthoorn

Legal 500 includes O’Flynn Exhams in 2021 rankings

The Legal 500, one of the most prestigious international legal directories has announced its 2021 rankings and has recommended O’Flynn Exhams in a number of categories. O’Flynn Exhams have been ranked for Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions, Dispute Resolution and also Real Estate. In the Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions ranking the following are some […]


A data breach can have a significant impact on an organisation, from an operational, financial and reputational perspective.   A personal data breach is defined under the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR) as “a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal […]

Bullying in the Workplace – The New Code of Practice

A new Code of Practice The Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work came into effect on 23 December 2020 (the “Code”). This new single joint code of practice on the subject of workplace bullying replaces the 2007 code developed by the Health and Safety Authority […]

Key Considerations for Employers from the Remote Working Strategy

The Government published the “Making Remote Working Work” on 15 January 2021 (the “Strategy”). This framework details how the Government proposes to implement legislation which affords employees the right to request remote working capabilities from their employer. Under the Strategy, remote working is defined as “a form of organising and/or performing work, using information technology. […]

OFX Sponsored Charities 2020

O’Flynn Exhams were delighted to have sponsored a number of charities over the Christmas period 2020. The sponsored charities included the following: The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, The Good Shepherd Cork, The Children’s Leukaemia Association, Make-A-Wish Ireland, Aware, Cork ARC Cancer Support, Enable Ireland, Le Chéile, Marymount Hospice, Cork Penny Dinners, The Simon Community and […]

Harassment and Harmful Communications – liability for Employers for the actions of their employees

With the increase in popularity and accessibility of social media platforms and technology, the absence of legislative measures to combat issues of online abuse, cyber bullying and the sharing of intimate images without consent has come into sharp focus. On 28 December 2020, the Harassment, Harmful Communications and Related Offences Act 2020 (the “Act”) was […]


O’FLYNN EXHAMS ACTS IN SUCCESSFUL DEAL FOR CARECHOICE  Leading nursing home group CareChoice has bought a 73-bedroom facility in Cork in which OFX acted as legal counsel to CareChoice in the transaction.  CareChoice owns and runs nursing homes around Ireland, including Counties Dublin, Cork, Meath and Waterford. The company confirmed on Tuesday that it has […]

Sick pay in Ireland: Will sick pay be on the Horizon?

Current position At present, no entitlement to sick pay exists in Irish law. There is no statutory obligation on employers to operate a sick pay scheme. In comparison with our EU counterparts, Ireland’s minority position with the absence of legislation to account for statutory sick pay has come into sharp focus during the Covid-19 pandemic. […]

The Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Act 2019

The Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) Act 2019 (“the Act”) will come into operation on 1st December 2020. The Act will update current legislation, which is seen by many as ‘out of date’, and is generally regarded as an interim measure pending a more comprehensive reform of the law in relation to gambling. Here are some […]


OFX has committed to building on its current dedication to pro-bono legal work and is a Founding Signatory of the Pro Bono Pledge Ireland. The Pro Bono Pledge is a collaborative effort with the Public Interest Law Alliance to articulate the shared professional responsibility of lawyers to promote access to justice and provide pro bono […]


OFX has achieved the Q6000 Gold standard for this year.   The Q6000 is a quality management standard specifically designed for solicitors in Ireland. It is designed to provide independent verification of the risk management standards which operate within a law firm. It is presented to firms who demonstrated exceptional levels of client practice and risk […]


O’Flynn Exhams represented the Cork landlords in successfully establishing that a CVA (an English restructuring mechanism advanced by the tenant, Monsoon Accessorize Limited (MAL)) did not validly modify Irish commercial lease terms, and did not displace the contractual obligations of an Irish guarantor. The Judgment of Mr Justice McDonald sets out salutary analysis on the […]