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Holmes Solicitors News Issue 1 2020

In this our 50th year in business we have successfully faced a variety of challenges with our clients, not least the Covid-19 pandemic and the threat posed by a hard Brexit.  I must acknowledge the continued support of you, our valued clients, the resilience of our dedicated staff in adjusting to changed working conditions and the ongoing commitment of our team to excellence in the delivery of legal services.

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Donal Creaton shares how we are embracing technology and being resilient through change

JD Supra, a thought leadership knowhow publisher, shared our insights into how Holmes O’Malley Sexton LLP are embracing technology, going paperless and being resilient lawyers to achieve success and support for our clients during these changing times.

Listen to Donal Creaton (a litigation partner at Holmes O’Malley Sexton LLP) and Lindsay Griffiths (International Lawyers Network (ILN)) in this podcast for advice on how your organisation can grow resilience and welcome change. In this episode of ILN’s podcast series, Lindsay and Donal dive into the importance of embracing technology and becoming paperless to allow for full flexibility in serving clients, as well as the resilience of lawyers.

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Court of Appeal considers what is required for a Debtor to succeed in dismissal of Bankruptcy Summons

In brief:

  • Debtor appeals bankruptcy adjudication to the Court of Appeal
  • Claims amount due in Bankruptcy Summons is incorrect
  • Appeal dismissed on all grounds
  • Written judgment discusses what a debtor has to prove in order to succeed in dismissal of a Bankruptcy Summons
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COVID-19: Navigating your Construction Contract post-pandemic

Construction disputes are likely to increase in number due to COVID-19 related issues. Caitlin Love sets the foundations to keep construction contracts standing.

In brief: Construction contracts totalling circa €17.9 billion have been halted in Ireland since the outbreak of COVID-19. Despite the restrictions having eased within the construction sector we have yet to witness the full impact of the pandemic within the industry. Employer/Contractor disputes due to the resulting delays and costs will inevitably develop. In any arising disputes, ultimately the type of contract entered into by the parties, and the wording of the relevant provisions within the contract, will be significant factors in determining where liability rests for the contractual consequences of the pandemic.

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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

In brief: In Bank of Ireland v O’Malley, the Supreme Court held that if a lender wishes to use the High Court summary summons procedure for debt recovery, it will be required to explain each of the component elements of the debt claimed.

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Pandemic Stabilisation and Recovery Fund

George Kennedy, Partner takes a look at the governments Pandemic Stablisation and Recovery Fund.

In brief: The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, announced recently that the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) will make available a new €2 billion fund to support medium and large enterprises in Ireland affected by the COVID-19 crisis.

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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

In brief: 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.

Where is the banking sector now compared to the 2008 Global Financial Crisis?

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Uncovering the COVID-19 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 Safety Protocol

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Time Does Not Stand Still for Litigants

In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with many law firms working remotely and going “virtual”, as well as the Irish Court system being effectively closed, save for urgent matters, legal practitioners and their clients should be particularly mindful of the consequences of delay in relation to progressing legal proceedings.

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Employers Liability during COVID 19

Robert Kennedy, partner offers some practical guidance about likely employers’ liability claims that may stem from the coronavirus and highlight the key elements of such a claim, including employers duties, risk assessments and causation.

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