Entries by Sophie Olsthoorn

O’Flynn Exhams LLP Advises Messaging Specialist Webio on €1.5m pre-series A fundraising

  Messaging specialist Webio has raised €1.5 million in investment in a pre-Series A funding round. Finch Capital led the latest funding round with a €500,000 contribution. Other participants included Enterprise Ireland and EIT Digital.   Founded in 2016, Webio helps clients in financial services, insurance and other sectors to communicate with their customers on sensitive subjects […]


Leading nursing home group CareChoice has bought a 63-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 bought Brookfield Care Centre, a 63-bedroom nursing home […]


OFX are delighted to announce that Cian Duane has been appointed as a partner to the firm. OFX, a leading commercial law firm and recognised by the Legal 500, the world’s leading legal directory, continue to expand and develop their team based at 57/58 South Mall in Cork City. Cian Duane has extensive experience in […]

Supreme Court Decision on Appeal in Possession Matter

The Supreme Court recently delivered its judgment in Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank v Peter Cody and Helen Cody (S:AP:IE:2020:00038).   Background: Proceedings issued in the Circuit Court by Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank (“the Bank”)  for recovery of security on a loan that was in default. On 12 February 2019, the Circuit Court Judge […]

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 […]