We hope everyone is keeping well, hard to believe it's already October and the crisp and chilly Autumn mornings are now upon us!

In firm news at Leman Solicitors we were delighted this week to congratulate our four senior trainee solicitors qualifying at the end of this year, who passed their PPC2 exams with flying colours! They experienced an unusual 2020 attending Blackhall Place remotely and sitting their exams online, so a very well deserved congrats to Sharon, Ultán, Jill and Kris!

Last week LexTech hosted the highly successful and well attended annual CPD event The Future of Law & Technology in an online format this year, showcasing the best in digital and legal innovation.

With the theme for 2020 "Digital Legal Day" we enjoyed a host of legal and digital speakers, including a welcome from Minister for Justice Helen McEntee, and legal and commercial experts including Chas Rampenthal of LegalZoom, Glenn King of PEXA and Professors Daniel Lee and Chantalle Forgues. For more about LexTech visit www.lextech.ie

We hope you enjoy this week's articles below, including updates from our Corporate, Litigation and Employment teams.

The Leman Solicitors Team

                   

Aaron McGarryFinancing Aviation Through the Crisis
Private Equity One of the most interesting aspects of the recent rescue packages for both Virgin Atlantic and LATAM Airlines in recent weeks is the ability and desire of private equity to provide the necessary cash to bail both airlines out. Their... Read more
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Elaine WhiteRetail Implications of the Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018
The primary policy objectives of The Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018 (the “Act”) are to:- Reduce alcohol consumption to 9.1 litres of pure alcohol per person per annum by 2020; Delay the initiation of alcohol consumption by children and young... Read more
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Simon Deane-Johns -  Digital Finance Strategy: 2020-24
Innovating in the digital space is critical to competitive advantage, and digital finance is transforming our economy and society. Digital technology is no longer just a support function, but a core competence. Businesses are also accessing each... Read more
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Morgan CroweKeeping Aircraft in the Air
There is, of course, a lot of negative news around aviation at the moment which is hardly surprising. Covid is on the rise again, in Europe at least. Lufthansa now forecasts it will only be operating at around 20-30% capacity for the... Read more
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Maria EdgeworthWill the Government's Code of Conduct for commercial landlords and tenants be binding?
The health measures introduced to reduce the spread of Covid-19 have had a devastating impact on retail in Ireland. Businesses were compelled to close for the lockdown in March, April and May. Furthermore, since reopening footfall is low resulting... Read more
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Sheila Spokes -The Importance of Legal Advice in Settlement Agreements
This article by our Employment & Corporate Immigration Department considers a recent decision by the Labour Court, which found that a settlement agreement concluded between the parties was void, as the employee was not provided with an... Read more
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