Welcome to our last Leman Solicitors newsletter of 2020! We're looking forward to an enjoyable Christmas break with our families and hope you're all getting into the festive mood. Looking back on 2020 we're very grateful to our friends and suppliers for supporting us through a very unusual period in the firm's history.

Despite the challenges this year brought we were delighted to have some positive news throughout the year, including being certified again as a Great Place to Work Ireland,  a number of new starters in our teams, expanding into new areas such as HR and International, and growing our CSR initiatives with charities such as FoodCloud. We also embarked on team activities throughout Covid such as painting, baking, exercise and others!

One of our new business areas for 2021 will be HRLegal, a new HR consultancy company providing consistent, practical and commercially sound HR advice to employers. To register your interest and arrange a call back with one of our team in January see here.

To conclude our 2020 newsletters we have some interesting reads from our sports law, commercial and corporate solicitors that we hope you will enjoy,

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas 

The Leman Solicitors Team

ARTICLES 

Morgan Crowe - Concussion lawsuit - Can they win their case?
Rugby’s moment of reckoning is here.6 years after the NFL agreed a €765 million settlement for a concussion-related lawsuit, a “test group” of 8 former rugby players is suing rugby’s governing bodies for the effects of repeated concussion. Irish... Read more
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Simon Deane-JohnsHow to Achieve Data Protection by Design and by Default
If you control the means and purpose of processing personal data, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires you to implement appropriate "technical and organisational measures" that are both: designed to implement data protection... Read more
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Is it Practicable To Transfer Personal Data From the EEA Without An Adequacy Finding?
From 1 January 2021, any EEA-based organisation wishing to transfer personal data from the EEA to any non-EEA country will need to be able to show that the processing will receive the same protection as under EU's General Data Protection... Read more
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Mark Roberts -  Going Digital - New Changes to the Companies Registration Office (the “CRO”)
What is happening to the CRO?  The Companies Registration Office (the “CRO”) has confirmed that on 16 December 2020 the new CORE customer portal will go live. In practical terms, what does this mean and what can be expected?  The user... Read more
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