News for February, 2024

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February 29, 2024

February Issue of Irish Civil Litigation Update - Gaultier & Anor v Reilly & Ors (No.2)

The February update is now live for our Irish Civil Litigation subscribers. Written by Hugh Good, this month considers the case of Gaultier & Anor v Reilly & Ors (No.2) and the guidelines on recusal and objective bias.

Key words:

[2024] IEHC 24 (Cregan J., 18 January 2024) – Recusal – Test for Recusal – Objective/Subjective Bias – Guidelines on Recusal

February 28, 2024

Latest Episode of our Obiter Dicta Podcast - Digital Spaces and Zones of Privacy

The latest episode of Bloomsbury Professional's podcast Obiter Dicta is now live and you can listen here. In this episode, Rachel Sherlock and Grainne McMahon speak with Róisín Á Costello, a practising Barrister and Assistant Professor of EU Law at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She is the author of Privacy Law in Ireland which was published recently.

Download the episode to find out how challenging it was to narrow down material for the book; the growth of privacy law in Ireland; and what non-law book Róisín would take on a desert island!

February 27, 2024

Water and Waste Regulation Now Available

Water and Waste Regulation is now available for subscribers. 

Water pollution law is the most developed of the pollution control systems. This title contains a comprehensive account of water and waste legislation plus a detailed interpretation of the relevant statutory provisions and associated case law.

This book includes:

  • A detailed interpretation of the relevant statutory provisions and associated case law
  • The impact of Brexit on current regulations
  • Discussions surrounding UK desalination plants, end of life vehicles and nature conservation
  • The changes in international regulations and the impact that this has on UK water and waste regulation
  • The regulation of water quality standards, water pollution control, fisheries, navigation, flood, coastal protection and marine pollution with a wide range of water pollution offences

The detailed treatment of the issues involved will enable environmental and energy law practitioners to feel confident in what is a complicated area of law.

February 27, 2024

February 2024 Issue of Discrimination Law Now Available

The February 2024 issue of Discrimination Law is now available for subscribers. 

New material has been added to the following sections:

Part 1 Unlawful Discrimination

Division 1C Prohibited Conduct

Chapter 5 Harrassment

This chapter has been updated to include details of the extended protection from sexual harassment in the course of employment, which will come into force in October. The chapter also now includes commentary on the recent cases of:

  • Greasley-Adams v Royal Mail Group Ltd [2023] EAT 86, [2023] ICR 1031; and
  • Higgs v Farmor’s School [2023] EAT 89, [2023] ICR 1072.

February 27, 2024

Issue 75 of Business, the Internet and the Law Now Available

Issue 75 of Business, the Internet and the Law is now available for subscribers. 

In this issue: 

Division 1 – Getting online in business

Division 2 – The domain name and trade marks

Division 3 – Copyright and database right

Division 4 – Security, confidentiality and employment issues

Division 5 – Buying web services

Division 6 – Internet shopping

Appendix 10 Part K – Social networking and online forums – when does the DPA apply?

All of the above Divisions have been updated to reflect the latest legislative and case law developments.

New main Tables of Cases, Statutes, Statutory Instruments and European Legislation and new main Index are included with this Issue.

February 27, 2024

Prisoners Granted Leave To Challenge Legality Of Compensation Scheme For So-Called ‘Slopping Out’ Cases

Coffey v Governor of Limerick Prison; Collopy v Governor of Limerick Prison [2024] IEHC 99 (High Court (General), Phelan J, 21 February 2024)

High Court granted two prisoners leave to bring judicial review proceedings challenging the legality of a scheme introduced to compensate prisoners who were subject to the so-called practice of ‘slopping out’. Having been incarcerated in single person cells lacking in cell sanitation, on the grounds that, given the modest threshold applying at leave stage, it is arguable the applicants have standing to challenge the lawfulness of the scheme as administered by the third named respondent on the basis that they are affected by the existence of the scheme and, indeed, have made application under it, albeit on the basis of a claim for enhanced terms falling beyond the scope of the scheme.

February 26, 2024

February Issue of IP and IT Law Update - Live to Subscribers

The latest issue of Intellectual Property and IT Law Update is now live for subscribers of Intellectual Property and IT Law.

This month, the expert team at William Fry write about a CJEU ruling in favour of trade mark owners with respect to third parties who make use of trade marks for the purpose of identifying the intended use or purpose of spare parts or accessories. The case involves Audi and their distinctive emblem.

February 23, 2024

First Edition of Domestic Violence: Law and Practice in Ireland is now live

With a glowing foreword from President of the District Court, Paul Kelly, our brand new title Domestic Violence: Law and Practice in Ireland is now available for our Irish Child and Family Law subscribers. 

February 23, 2024

Irish Medical Law Update for February

The case of Health Service Executive v M.C. (A Ward of Court Represented By Her Committee, S.C. and B.C.) is examined by the insightful Gillian O'Hanlon in our first Irish Medical Law update of 2024. 

February 23, 2024

Tax Litigation Handbook

Our new Tax Litigation Handbook is now live for online subscribers

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