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December Newsletter

The Institute of Legal Research & Standards DECEMBER 2019 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST   SOCIAL MEDIA The Risk and Compliance Advisory Service of the Law Society of England and Wales have written a practice note in relation to social media, in order to increase understanding of social media in the profession and provide…
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November Newsletter

The Institute of Legal Research & Standards NOVEMBER 2019- ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST   TOP TEN TIPS TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE RISK WITHIN YOUR FIRM In this month’s Gazette Julie Brennan, Managing Director of the Institute of Legal Research and Standards (ILRS) has written an article setting out tips to manage risk within your firm…
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OCTOBER 2019- ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST

The Institute of Legal Research & Standards     OCTOBER 2019- ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST   LSRA WEBSITE – COMPLAINT PROCEDURES As you are now aware from the 7th October the Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) will be dealing with complaints made in respect of solicitors and barristers. The LSRA website now contains a…
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SEPTEMBER 2019 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST

SEPTEMBER 2019 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST   NEW COMPLAINTS AND DISCIPLINARY SYSTEM In the August/September edition of the Gazette, John Elliot provides an overview of the new complaints and disciplinary system dealt with in Part 6 of the Legal Services Regulation Act 2015.   As of September 2019 part 6 of the LSRA…
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AUGUST 2019 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST

AUGUST 2019 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST   PARENTAL LEAVE (AMENDMENT) ACT 2019 The Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 SI No. 11 of 2019 came into operation on the 19thJuly 2019.   To view the Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 (Commencement) Order 2019 see http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2019/si/356/made/en/print     NEW PARENTAL LEAVE LEGISLATION AND EMPLOYERS In…
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July Newsletter

The Institute of Legal Research & Standards     JULY 2019 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST   KEY DATES – FILING OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP DATA – 29-07-2019 to 22-11-2019 In previous ILRS articles we have referred to the central beneficial ownership register required under the European Union (Anti-Money Laundering Beneficial Ownership of Corporate Entities)…
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June Newsletter

The Institute of Legal Research & Standards     JUNE 2019 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST   LIMITATION PERIOD IN DEFAMATION CASES In the Spring Edition of the Parchment Hugh McDowell BL writes a very informative article on how courts deal with extending the statutory limitation period in defamation cases. The Defamation Act 2009…
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May Newsletter

The Institute of Legal Research & Standards     MAY 2019 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST   TIPS TO ENSURE CONFIDENTIALITY IN THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY In this month’s Law Society Gazette the Technology Committee has issued a guidance note titled “Quick tips for ensuring confidentiality in the use of technology”.   It discusses:…
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APRIL 2019 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST

APRIL 2019 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST   GENDER PAY GAP INFORMATION BILL 2019 The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2019 was presented by the Minister for Justice and Equality on the 4thApril.   As stated in the Bill, the Act will “amend the Employment Equality Act 1998 to require regulations to be made…
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MARCH 2019 – ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST

  EMPLOYMENT (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT 2019 On the 4thMarch 2019 the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2019 came into force.  It makes a small number of significant changes to employment rights legislation and its key objective is to provide greater security and predictability of work for those on insecure contracts and those working variable hours. The…
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