OCTOBER 2019- ARTICLES & ITEMS OF INTEREST

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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 section dedicated to complaints.  Its sets out their address, email address, contact numbers and opening hours.

The LSRA has also produced and uploaded several documents, the documents include an online Complaint Form and Information Leaflets for Practitioners and Complainants.

It also states further documents will be uploaded in the coming days.

To view this website and the Practitioners and Complainants Booklets see http://www.lsra.ie/en/lsra/pages/wp19000004

 

 

EFFECT OF NO DEAL BREXIT ON IRISH LEGAL AFFAIRS

Vivien Traynor, RTE Courts Reporter discusses Brexit and the Law in the case of a no deal Brexit.  To view some of the challenges law firms may face see https://www.rte.ie/news/brexit-countdown/2019/1001/1079329-brexit-and-the-law/

 

 

 

 

BUDGET 2020

Attached is a budget summary of the Budget Statement of 8 October 2019, as made by the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform.

 

To view the budget summary see https://www.revenue.ie/en/corporate/press-office/budget-information/2020/budget-summary-2020.pdf

 

 

HOW TO HANDLE A DATA BREACH.

This October the Data Protection Commission has issued a Practical Guide to Personal Data Breach Notifications under the GDPR.  It is intended to give data controllers some practical advise on how to handle data breaches and navigate the mandatory data breach notification regime.

To view the guidance see https://www.dataprotection.ie/sites/default/files/uploads/2019-10/Data%20Breach%20Notification_Practical%20Guidance_Oct19.pdf

 

DATA BREACH TRENDS OBSERVED FOR YEAR ONE OF THE GDPR

The Data Protection Commission has this October published an information note showing an overview of the trends observed by the DPC over the first year of the mandatory breach reporting regime introduced under the GDPR.

 

To view the trends see https://www.dataprotection.ie/sites/default/files/uploads/2019-10/Info%20Note_Data%20Breach%20Trends%202018-19_Oct19.pdf

 

 

NEW PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT TEMPLATE

The Law Society of Ireland have published a new Partnership Agreement template.  To view same see https://www.lawsociety.ie/News/News/Stories/new-partnership-agreement-precedent/?filters=&location=&category=&area=#.Xbmi9ej7RPY

 

BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP FILING DEADLINE 22 November 2019

There is just under one month to go before the 22 November beneficial ownership filing deadline.  The RBO website has very useful guideline videos on “How to create an RBO account”, “How to make a new RBO filing”, “How to search and purchase beneficial ownership details” and “How to upload a BEN2” and a detailed section on frequently asked questions.

 

To view this website see https://rbo.gov.ie/about.html