“Ask the Expert”- Free Employment Law Seminar

We would be delighted if you could join us at our next “Ask the Expert” employment law seminar, which is being held at 29, Royal Exchange Square on Friday 27th March 2015. As always, the seminar will be jointly hosted with Syme Drummond, recruitment specialists.

This time round, we will be looking at the legislative changes taking effect in April, with particular focus on the new Shared Parental Leave scheme coming into force on 5th April. Additionally, we will provide an updated overview of recent developments in the holiday pay cases that have caused difficulties for so many employers recently.

Members of our employment team will be on hand to also provide their practical views and opinions on the matters raised by you, so please do let us know in advance of any other topics you would like us to cover during the seminar.

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University of Limerick scholarship (5.3.2015)

style=”text-align: justify”>This year we were delighted to award the annual Holmes O’Malley Sexton Student Scholarship prize of €2,500 to Marian Dino, a fourth year Law and Accounting student at the University of Limerick, who achieved the highest results in her final year. The presentation was made by Donal Creaton, HOMS Partner, at a ceremony held in the University of Limerick. HOMS wish Marian every success in her future career. …

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Sharon G. Druker maintains her involvement with Mount Sinai Hospital

March 3, 2015 — Sharon G. Druker’s mandate as a member of the Mount Sinai Hospital Users’ Committee was renewed for a further three years.

Mount Sinai is a 107–bed, McGill University affiliated hospital where innovative research and out-patient services play an increasingly key role.

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West Coast LEAF 28th Annual Equality Breakfast

Congratulations to Parvinder Hardwick, who chaired the committee that organized this morning’s very successful West Coast LEAF 28th Annual Equality Breakfast for International Women’s Day. Keynoting was Minnijean Brown Trickey, one of the Little Rock Nine who bravely desegregated Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Today’s event brought in over 700 attendees.

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On March 27, Davis Malm shareholders Thomas S. Fitzpatrick and Gary S. Matsko will respectively co-chair and serve on the faculty of the 14th annual “Business Litigation 2015” conference hosted by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. Mr. Fitzpatrick, along with co-chair Michael F. Connolly, will serve as the conference moderator.

Mr. Masko will serve on the “Navigating the Tricky Terrain of Closely Held Entity Owners’ Disputes” panel, which will address the interaction between fiduciary obligations and contract principals in the closely held entity setting. Mr. Matsko and the other panelists will discuss a variety of issues including the uncertain protection afforded the majority by entity formation documents and contracts, the unclear lines between fiduciary and contractual obligations that arise from the Blank-Chokel-Merriam line of cases, the impact of the recently-decided Selmark Associates, Inc. v. Ehrlich case, the peculiar privilege and conflict concerns that arise, and the advantages of looking to the laws of other jurisdictions when selecting a state of formation.

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Cyber Risk Insights Conference – Live Cyber Incident Simulation Exercise (James Giszczak)

Live Cyber Incident Simulation Exercise — 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm

The military does it, MI5 does it – increasingly corporations are doing it… Cyber war games are becoming a crucial part of testing your company’s responsiveness and resilience in the face of a ‘live’ cyber event.

Advisen will conduct a cyber-incident simulation exercise that features a select team of experts – representing the various stakeholders in a real event – who will work through a mock cyber incident in real time. On March 3, the observation team will critique the handling of the incident by our experts and share some best practices and key takeaways with our conference audience.

  • Jim Giszczak, Member, McDonald Hopkins
  • Garrett Koehn, President Northwestern US, Regional Director, CRC Insurance Group
  • Randy Krause, President & CEO, ePlace Solutions
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Vildledende markedsføring kostede 120.000 kr.


Selskabet bag hjemmesiden, EMG Service ApS, udbød i 2012 tre kampagner, som har vist sig at være i strid med Markedsføringslovens forbud mod vildledning.

Formålet med kampagnerne, som var tilgængelige på internettet fra maj 2012 til december 2012, var at sælge VIP-abonnementer til Kampagnerne var rettet mod forbrugere, og de var udformet som konkurrencer, hvor forbrugerne kunne vinde et rejsegavekort, en iPhone eller en valgfri præmie, hvis blot de indtastede navn og kontaktoplysninger som led i deltagelsen i konkurrencen.

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Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners win a case for Ringier Axel Springer against Roman Giertych (a former Polish Deputy Prime Minister)

Rafal Zieba_portret wwwOn 27 February 2015 the Court of Appeal in Warsaw dismissed an appeal filed by Roman Giertych in its entirety for a case brought against Ringier Axel Springer Polska – the publisher of Fakt, Newsweek and Forbes, amongst others.

The Court of Appeal examined the case after the Supreme Court returned the case back to its jurisdiction following a cassation appeal by Roman Giertych to the Court of Appeal’s original decision of 11 October 2012, in an effort to have the original decision overturned.

Anna Cichonska_portretRoman Giertych brought a legal action against Ringier Axel Springer Polska for comments made by Internet users which breached his personal interests, and were published on, under the article entitled: “Giertych wishes to take back immunity from Kaczyński”. Roman Giertych took the position that a publisher of an Internet portal is responsible for violation of personal interests by Internet users based on general principles arising out of the Polish Civil Code as well as Press Law. Roman Giertych claimed as follows: removal of the comments made by the Internet users, a publication of apologies on, and respectively, as well as compensation amounting to PLN 8,000.  More…

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Shannon Chamber’s HR Forum Seminar (2.3.2015)

Michelle O’Riordan, Associate Solicitor, presented on employment law to the Shannon Chamber HR Forum on 12th February 2015. The seminar was hosted as part of HOMS’ ongoing commitment to businesses in the Shannon region. Michelle presented on The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 and Data Protection Issues in the workplace.

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avis Malm shareholder Robert J. Galvin was recently quoted in the noted online condominium resource Mr. Galvin offered insight on Can Owners and Their Renters Use Your Amenities?

For more information about HOA Leader, please visit:

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