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InBrief – Lay Litigants and Legal Proceedings

In a move likely to have an impact on a number of human resources consultants offering employment law services, the High Court recently issued a Practice Direction that will strengthen the rules concerning representation by non-qualified persons in court, following concerns that advisers without legal training are causing unnecessary impediments to the courts service, whilst […]

London Law Firm – Autumn Trainee Retention Rates – 2017

London’s leading firms are continuing to announce their official NQ retention rates for their autumn intakes, with many rates falling compared to previous years. The current market conditions may present certain challenges for some Irish trainees, who may be considering their options in the City. With offices in both Dublin and London, Aperture Partners are […]

InBrief – Data Protection Officer Qualifications

The office of the Data Protection Commissioner has recently released guidance on the appropriate qualifications for a Data Protection Officer, GDPR, emphasising that the scale, complexity and sensitivity of the data processing operations of an organisation, should be instrumental in deciding on the qualifications and level of training required for the office holder.

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InBrief – Disciplinary Practices and Procedures

An employee who was fired for sharing a competitor’s advertisement on social media has won an Employment Tribunal against his former employer. The case, although decided under English law, serves as a useful reminder to Irish employers of the importance of having sufficiently robust disciplinary practices and procedures in place, to prevent successful subsequent challenges. […]

InBrief – Workplace Investigations and Legal Representation

In a recent decision in the case of Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education, the High Court held that the right to fair procedures and natural justice, which includes the right to legal representation during meetings and the right to cross-examine witnesses, applies at the preliminary investigation stage of a workplace investigation process, where the matter […]

InBrief – Social Media and Recruitment

The Working Party set up under Article 29 of Directive 95/46/EC is an independent European advisory body on data protection and privacy. Their recently published Opinion (Opinion 2/2017, adopted 8 June 2017) provides a useful overview of how recruitment agencies and employers should utilise social media when reviewing prospective candidates.

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InBrief – Damages for Protected Disclosures

The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 (the “Act”) aims to protect employees who raise concerns about possible wrongdoing in the workplace. Under the Act, an employee can make a protected disclosure to, among others, an employer, a prescribed body or a prescribed person. A protected disclosure means disclosure of relevant information, which in the reasonable belief […]

GDPR – A Twelve-Step Plan for Employer Compliance

To assist companies with the initial preparation for the changes in the GDPR, the Data Protection Commissioner has prepared an introductory document for companies which lists 12 steps that can be taken now to prepare for the changes expected to come into force in May 2018. In this bulletin we outline what actions employers should […]

GDPR – The Impact on Recruitment and Human Resources

The implementation of the long-awaited European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is now clearly on the horizon. In this bulletin, we explore the consequences of the GDPR for organisations and set out how employers and human resource professionals can ensure compliance. It is essential that employers and HR professionals plan ahead, as the GDPR […]

Legal Salary Survey – 2017

Aperture Partners reviews the key trends in the legal recruitment market in the UK and Ireland over the past twelve months, analysing the effect recent geo-political developments have had on lawyer demand and compensation. Please see the following for detailed market commentary and updated salary scales for lawyers at all levels.

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