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Securing a foothold for a successful rebound from the economic effects of COVID-19

How well prepared are Ireland’s banks for COVID-19?

Going into the pandemic recession banks are assessing their position. Brian McEnery and Harry Fehily crunch the figures. Irish banks seem to be in a better position facing into the current pandemic crisis as compared to their position entering the 2008 Global Financial Crisis. A number of strategies and policies will assist the Irish banks to weather the storm and assist our economy.  [Going into the pandemic recession banks are assessing their position. Brian McEnery and Harry Fehily crunch the figures]Read here.

Uncovering the return to work protocol

Many employers are now arranging for employees to return to the workplace after, what has hopefully been, the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland. Our employment law expert, Shane Costelloe, unmasks the Return to Work Safely Protocol. Read here.

Pandemic stabilisation and recovery fund

The new Pandemic Stabilisation and Recovery Fund is distinguished from the other recent COVID-19 government supports.  It will be made available through a sub-portfolio within ISIF and will focus on investing in large and medium sized enterprises, which have more than 250 employees or have an annual turnover in excess of €50 million euros. George Kennedy, Partner takes an in-depth look at the governments most recent financial support.  Read here.

Debt recovery: landscape change in High Court summary judgment procedure

A recent Supreme Court decision focuses on lenders using the High Court summary summons procedure for debt recovery. Eadaoin Jackson looks at what this decision means for lenders going forward. Read here.

Time does not stand still for litigants

Professional negligence expert, Orla Begley, looks at a recent High Court decision, Start Mortgages DAC v Joseph McNamara and Joseph Harris, delivered on the 7th April 2020, where Judge Power found that a plaintiff’s failure to prosecute proceedings provided valid grounds for the claim to be dismissed for want of prosecution.  Read here.