Welcome to the first issue of LOOP, our new 2021 Leman Solicitors newsletter.

We hope you are all keeping safe and well in these unusual times. We're hopeful for a better Spring and look forward to seeing many of our clients and friends in the not too distant future. While we're still in a lockdown situation our Great Place to Work team are planning more firm activities so stay tuned for our news over the coming weeks.

We've had a busy start to 2021 at Leman, including the launch of our new HR business HRLegal, our international offering Leman International and a number of new starters to the firm. You can find out more about our growing team here. 

In this issue we have some interesting articles from our Employment, Litigation and Corporate solicitors that we hope you will enjoy, including the latest Brexit and Covid updates.

Have a great week,
The Leman Solicitors team 

EMPLOYMENT 

WRC decision on refusing a remote working request
Sheila Spokes
This article considers a recent finding by the WRC that an employee was constructively dismissed due to her employer failing to facilitate a remote working request during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Employment & Corporate Immigration Team. Read more
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Prevention and Resolution of Bullying in the Workplace
This latest article by our Employment & Corporate Immigration Team highlights some of the significant changes introduced by the new Code of Practice on Workplace Bullying. Employers will need to familiarise themselves with the Code to ensure. Read more
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LITIGATION

How has Brexit affected Irish soccer players?
Ultán Anderson
Another unintended consequence of Brexit has been restrictions on player transfers. For Irish players, this means they cannot now transfer freely from Irish clubs to English. Read more
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Class action in British Airways data breach
Stephen Noel O'Connor
In October 2020, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined British Airways (BA) £20 million for violations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This was in relation to a breach that took place in 2018. The breach affected. Read more
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Who Owns Bernie Sanders?
Brian Conroy
So, unless you've been living on Mars (or presumably are Donald Trump) you'll have seen a photo of Bernie Sanders from the Inauguration ceremony of Joe Biden. Yeah, you know the one. Now, I'm an Intellectual Property (IP) Lawyer who enjoys a MEME. Read more
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What now for Irish Business Interruption Policy Holders?
Elaine White
The COVID-19 pandemic and the ensuing restrictions introduced in Ireland have caused substantial financial loss and hardship to businesses, in particular to SMEs. Many businesses have insurance policies covering them against loss arising from...Read more
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CORPORATE 

Brexit Update
Mark Roberts
Now that the United Kingdom (the “UK”) is no longer a member of the European Economic Area (the “EEA”), businesses around the world with entities incorporated in Ireland need to review their boards so as to ensure that they have at least one...Read more
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Standard Clauses, Brexit & Breach Notifications
Simon Deane-Johns
The European Data Protection Board has said that the new draft standard clauses for: contracts between controllers and processors within the EEA; and the transfer of personal data to non-EEA countries, are not quite right. Read more
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