Entries by Sophie Olsthoorn

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 The Act will update current legislation, which is seen by many as ‘out of date’, and is generally regarded as an interim measure pending a more comprehensive reform of the law in relation to gambling.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 […]

OFX Pledges Name to Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter

O’Flynn Exhams has signed the Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Charter published by the Law Society of Ireland. Signatories to the GEDI Charter will treat all individuals and groups of individuals fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, in areas of gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, race, class, […]

Summer Internship Programme at OFX 2020

Left to Right: Emily Macilwraith, Kathryn Buckley, Cynthia Bernard.   O’Flynn Exhams was delighted to run its Summer Internship Programme again this year. While the restrictions meant that our internship programme was substantially scaled back and modified in structure, we were pleased to welcome three interns over the later part of the summer. Emily Macilwraith, […]

O’Flynn Exhams sponsors COPE Foundation Golf Classic 2020

Cope Foundations’ annual Golf Classic, sponsored by O’Flynn Exhams Solicitors, took place last Thursday 17th and Friday 18th September at Monkstown Golf Club. This fundraiser generates much-needed funds for people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism across Cork city and county to live ‘Your Life Your Way’. Considering the devastating impact Covid-19 is having on fundraising, this event has never been more […]

COVID-19: The temporary measures a business may consider

In light of the unprecedented global impact of COVID-19 on businesses, across all sectors of society, employers are now faced with making difficult calls on how to operate their business through these uncertain times. Accordingly, many employers are now faced with the difficult decision to review headcount and assess whether it will need to effect […]