We hope you are all keeping well, Leman Solicitors had a phased return to the office this week for a number of our staff. Following government guidelines our Covid committee did an excellent job preparing teams and our surroundings, and ensuring that health and safety protocol was followed for a safe return to Percy Place.

 This week's newsletter articles include a new Employment update for employers on the return to the workplace, we also feature a series on the future of contactless payments and new articles from our Property and Litigation solicitors. 

Litigation have been featured across our social media recently, in a busy period for our solicitors, providing advice on landlord and tenant disputes and construction matters. Our Litigation teams provide practical and commercial advice on all aspects of litigation, including mediation, arbitration and adjudication. See more on our services here

We are continuing to run our free Helping Hour by donating an hour free each day for anyone needing some legal expertise. For more visit www.leman.ie or call us on 01 6393000. 

Enjoy the weekend, 

The Leman Solicitors Team  

                                   

Aoife O'DeaSocial Housing: Planning for Part V   In a country faced with a housing crisis, the development and delivery of social housing stock is imperative. One of the ways in which local authorities obtain social housing units is through Part V of the Planning & Development Act (“Part... Read more   Share via: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook |

Sheila Spokes - Key Considerations for Employers   Following the commencement of Phase 2 of the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business on 8 June 2020, the once rigid lockdown restrictions have eased as more businesses plan for the return to work. It is crucial that employers keep... Read more   Share via: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook |

Simon Deane-Johns - Commercial Threat To Protection For Contactless Card Payments   In an alarming opinion, the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has stated his view that the contactless feature of a credit or debit card is a separate payment instrument in its own right; and that using the card to make low-value... Read more   Share via: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook |

Will The ECJ End Unilateral Change For Payment Service Contracts?   This is a second post on a recent alarming opinion from the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice. This post focuses on the AG's view that the 'unilateral change' mechanism for amending payment services contracts under the Payment...Read more   Share via: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook |

Are Contactless Card Payments "Anonymous"? This is the third and final post on a recent alarming opinion from the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice.  The facts of the case are set out in the first post. Here we explore whether contactless payment card payments are... Read more   Share via: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook |

Gavin FitzgeraldA Token of Appreciation - the latest disruptor in the Property Market   Some of the biggest frustrations for investors in the Real Estate Industry are (a) the significant delays in the completion of a transaction and (b) the relatively high thresholds for initial investment. Solicitors often get the blame for the... Read more   Share via: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook |

Maria EdgeworthJudicial Review to challenge the decision of a planning authority   When can Judicial Review assist to challenge the legality of a planning authority’s decision? Section 32 of the Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010 (amending section 50A(2) of the Planning and Development Act 2000),... Read more   Share via: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook |

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