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Housing Rights of Separated Parents

Housing Rights of Separated Parents

A recent Supreme Court appeal has shed light on the housing rights of a separated parent with overnight access to their children, and the obligations of local authorities to provide housing to them.

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The Family Law Act 2019

The Family Law Act 2019

The much-awaited legislation to reduce the time period in which a person can apply for a Divorce from four years to two years commenced on 1st December 2019.

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Recent Supreme Court Decision: AC v HSE

Recent Supreme Court Decision: AC v HSE

Patrice O’Keeffe, Partner in Healthcare and Medical Law, analyses a recent Supreme Court decision on the detention of vulnerable patients when they express a desire to leave a healthcare facility.

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Employment Law Update

Employment Law Update

Emily Sexton, Partner at CKT, examines a number of changes to employment law in Ireland in the past year including the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 and changes to parental leave.

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Mediation Awareness Week 2019

Mediation Awareness Week 2019

On 8th October 2019, to coincide with Mediation Awareness Week, Yvonne Joyce spoke to UCC Law Students on the topic “Mediation instead of Litigation?”.

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Tusla - Register for Non-Compliance

Tusla - Register for Non-Compliance

Tusla has recently implemented the Register of Non-compliance with Child Safeguarding Statement requirements, Denise Kirwan examines the legislation underpinning this move.

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CKT Appoint Three New Partners

CKT Appoint Three New Partners

Comyn Kelleher Tobin has announced three new Partners - Louise Duggan, Lebeau Jonker and Emily Sexton - across Healthcare and Medical Law, Employment and Commercial Property practices.

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Grant Thornton Corporate 5K Cork

Grant Thornton Corporate 5K Cork

Congratulations to CKT's Tara O’Donnell, Ryan Callanan and Patrice O’Keeffe who took part in the Grant Thornton Corporate 5K that was held in Cork City Wednesday, 12th June 2019.

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Judicial Review of Emergency Care Order

Judicial Review of Emergency Care Order

Michelle Cronin, Solicitor, Child & Family Law, examines a recent judgement of Mr Justice Noonan in a Judicial Review taken on behalf of a child received into care on foot of an Emergency Care Order.

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Open Disclosure - New Developments

Open Disclosure - New Developments

Yvonne Joyce, Healthcare Partner, advises where open disclosure is contemplated, care should be taken that the CLA procedures are carefully followed to ensure the legal protection applies.

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New Costs Penalties Introduced

New Costs Penalties Introduced

From 28th January 2019, new cost penalties have been introduced by the courts to penalise claimants who do not issue a letter of claim within one month of the accident, or file a verifying Affidavit.

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Un Tying The Knot

Un Tying The Knot

Karen Tobin, Solicitor, Child & Family Law, takes a look at the upcoming referendum to amend Article 41 for those wishing to apply for a divorce.

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HSE v AM

HSE v AM

Katharine Kelleher, Partner in Child & Family Law, analyses the Supreme Court decision on the interaction between the Mental Health Act 2001 and the Wardship regime.

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