It's been a busy few weeks at Leman Solicitors as we approach another bank holiday, we'll be sharing more firm news and updates in August about what we've been up to and where we're spending our holidays and staycations! 

As we continue to welcome more staff back to our offices John Hogan has a great read about Leman's regional locations and how we are managing the safe return back to work. You can read his article here.

The grand winner of the Leman Paint Off was crowned this week - Aoife O'Dea from our Real Estate team for her fantastic painting below, well done to her and all the staff who took part! 

Leman's teams have also been taking part in more webinars and our Litigation team have put together some helpful videos below. We also have a host of articles in this week's newsletter from our solicitors in Employment, Property, Corporate and Litigation, including a new GDPR update and some analysis of the July stimulus package announced yesterday. 

Have a lovely weekend, 

The Leman Solicitors Team    

                                     

ARTICLES  

James Shannon & Sheila SpokesPrivacy Shield permanently lowered by the European Court of Justice – are companies now defenseless when sending data to the US?   What is Privacy Shield? Privacy Shield effectively replaced the ‘Safe Harbour’ regime as a US compliance mechanism for personal data transfers from the EU to the US, and effectively offered greater protections to EU citizens requiring the US... Read more   Share via: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook |

Bláthnaid EvansUpdates to the PUP and TWSS   Yesterday we saw the newly formed Government announce the July Stimulus package, which among many things has decided to extend, albeit on a varied form, the PUP and the TWSS. Currently the PUP (Pandemic Unemployment Payment) is available at... Read more   Share via: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook |

Brian ConroyOpal Fruits Are Back....Full disclosure, this bag was full when I started writing this post! Opal Fruits, made to make your mouth water you know. 22 Years ago, my world was rocked to its foundations when Opal Fruits changed name to Starburst. I never liked Marathon... Read more   Share via: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook |

Karl ManweilerHow Proptech is shaping the real estate sector   When you consider our obsession with property ownership, it’s surprising the method of buying and selling property has not changed for generations. Those buying and selling property consistently report the process as one of the most stressful... Read more   Share via: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook |

Simon Deane-Johns -  EU Platform To Business Regulations Small businesses selling to consumers online have been given a boost by EU regulations that govern the supply of online intermediation (sales) services and search engines. The "Platfrom to Business" or "P2B" Regulations took effect on 12 July... Read more   Share via: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook |

EU Brexit Readiness Notices   The European Commission has updated its Brexit "readiness notices". These cover 100 different sectors with a specific notice for the end of Brexit transition on 31 December 2020. My personal favourite is the one on banking and payment... Read more Share via: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook |

Sheila SpokesCJEU Decision on Accrued Annual Leave and Reinstatement   This article reviews a recent decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union which determined that workers are entitled to be paid annual leave for the period between an unlawful dismissal and reinstatement, or, at the end of the... Read more   Share via: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook |

COVID-19 Retaliation Claims in the Workplace   This fourth article of our employment litigation series highlights the types of health and safety claims that employers may face and examines the threshold for successfully bringing such claims. Our Employment & Corporate Immigration... Read more   Share via: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook |

Gavin Fitzgerald & Sarah KeenanWill the Enhanced Social Housing Lease help Rebuild Ireland?   Ireland’s newly appointed Housing Minister, Darragh O’Brien, has recently declared the new Government’s intentions to ramp up the delivery of social and affordable housing, with an emphasis on new-builds. In fact, he aims to increase the social... Read more   Share via: LinkedIn | Twitter | Facebook |

WEBINARS 

Maria EdgeworthContract clauses to deal with Covid-19 Read more

Larry FenelonHow Specialist Subcontractors Can Win Adjudication Claims Read more

David HeatleyBringing Home your Delay Claim Read more

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