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Irish Law Awards Winners

Alastair Purdy & Co. are proud to announce that we were winners in the recent 2018 Irish Law Awards. The Irish Law Awards took place on Friday May 11 at the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin 4....

Disciplining Employees

The Punishment Must Fit the Crime. Disciplining employees can be a difficult process for any employer, especially in circumstances where the employee may not appreciate the gravity of their misconduct. However, the law expects an employer to act reasonably at all...

Interns In the Workplace

Your Duties As Employer. The position of interns in Ireland is unregulated which can lead to difficulties in employers knowing what is expected of them when an intern is hired. One of the most difficult problems that can arise is whether the intern is entitled to be...

New Collective Bargaining Proposals

The proposal which was agreed by the Coalition parties obliges companies to negotiate with workers, but not necessarily with trade unions. This is an interesting compromise in the long battle that has been waged on the sticky issue of compulsory trade union...

Prenuptial Agreements

As such prenuptial agreements have been on the increase where couples wish to be as honest as possible with each other before they marry.  A prenuptial agreement can help couples begin their marriage with an honest disclosure of their respective financial positions...

Leave Entitlements in Surrogacy Situations

The first of the above mentioned cases was an Irish case, Z v A Government Department and the Board of Management of a Community School (C-363/12). In said case Ms Z applied for adoptive leave but was refused same since there is no express provision in Irish...
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