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LEGAL SPEAK   “FLOATING CHARGE”                     Does not involve water, cavalry advances or sea horses.  It is a type of mortgage which does not attach to any specific property until the happening…

Sharon Scally, Chairman of Sandyford Business Improvement District comments on Proposed new Tech Giant Tenant in Sandyford

Google is set to expand its Irish operations further with a planned move to offices in Sandyford Business District (SBD) in south Co Dublin. Google will be neighbours with other multi-national tech companies such as Microsoft, Vodafone, Salesforce…

Guide for Employers on New Developments on Performance & Absence

Davnet O’ Driscoll has been invited to speak at the Legal Island Annual Review of Employment Law Conference on 2, 15 and 30th November 2017 to guide employers on new developments on performance and absence, and their responsibility to reasonably…
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Buying or Selling a Business in Ireland

This article provides a summary as to what to expect if you are considering buying or selling a business in Ireland. The primary focus will be on the purchase/disposal, of shares/assets and the different structures and procedures you will need…
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Record Damages for Discrimination and Gender Pay Gap

female army Captain, who served in the army for 9 years was awarded record damages for discrimination when all of her Captain colleagues (who were male) were promoted to Commandant after 9 years in accordance with the Defence Forces Regulations…

Commercial Leases – Essential Questions For A Prospective Tenant

A commercial lease can be an extremely onerous contract and expert legal advice is essential from the negotiation stage through to the point of signing the original lease and related documents. We have highlighted below in the form of strategic…
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Tax Considerations when Buying a Business

  The tax structure of a business acquisition can be the deciding factor when assessing the merits of buying a business. Broadly speaking business purchase transactions take the form of either a share or an asset purchase and both…
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Auctioneer's Liability for Sales Brochure Clarified

On 1st June 2017 the Supreme Court delivered a long-awaited judgment in David Walsh v Jones Lang LaSalle, 2017 overturning a previous decision of the High Court to hold an auctioneering firm liable in damages to a purchaser for inaccurate and…