COVID-19 Legal Updates

Businesses are coming to terms with COVID-19, with the need to respond quickly to the disruption to operations and mitigate risk.

Our multi-disciplinary team is working with clients on a range of areas including employee matters, corporate governance, protecting personal data and contractual requirements to help prepare for the evolving impact of COVID-19.

Read the insights below from our lawyers for more information.

The Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 – Admissibility of Business Records in Civil Proceedings

11 September 2020

The recently commenced Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 (the “Act”) has introduced welcome assistance for financial institutions seeking to prove their debts before the Courts. While...
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UPDATE: COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme

7 September 2020

Further to our recent briefing on the COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme (which can be read here), the Credit Guarantee (Amendment) Act 2020 (the “2020 Act”), which is required in order...
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Immigration Update – Burgh Quay Registration Office Re-Opens for First-Time Registrations

24 August 2020

Burgh Quay Registration Office Re-Opens for First-Time Registrations Further to last week’s decision to temporarily close registration offices pending consideration of revised public health guidance, Immigration Service Delivery (“ISD”) have...
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Further extension of Irish Residency Permissions and Temporary Closures

20 August 2020

Further extension of Irish Residency Permissions and Temporary Closures In light of the recent national restrictions announced targeting the evolving Covid-19 pandemic, Immigration Service Delivery (“ISD”) have issued an update...
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Major Changes to the Operation of the Courts

18 August 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in dramatic changes in the administration of justice in the Irish courts. Following the outbreak of the pandemic, court lists were suddenly cleared to ensure that...
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Face Coverings Now Mandatory in Indoor Spaces

11 August 2020

With effect from 10 August 2020, the Irish Government has made the wearing of face coverings mandatory by members of the public in retail and other indoor settings such as...
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Virtual AGMs and Company Constitutions

10 August 2020

COVID-19 continues to impact on how businesses are staying connected. This is particularly relevant for the requirement to hold virtual annual general meetings (AGMS). All Irish companies are required to...
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Sectoral Employment Orders – the current position?

20 July 2020

The recent High Court decision 1 striking down as unconstitutional a wage setting mechanism providing for minimum wages in certain construction industry sectors, known as sectoral employment orders (SEOs), has led...
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Pandemic Policy Panic – Disruption Claims and COVID-19

20 July 2020

The challenges to business as a result of the actions taken by the Irish Government to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have been highlighted by issues surrounding business interruption claims...
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COVID-19: Extension of Irish Residency Permissions due to expire in July 2020 or August 2020

17 July 2020

Immigration Service Delivery (“ISD”) has announced that any Irish Residency Permissions due to expire between 20 July 2020 and 20 August 2020 will be automatically renewed for a period of...
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