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Some Questions for Your Country Your Call

Some questions which arise regarding the Your Country Your Call competition.


O’Leary’s Benefaction

There seems to be no end to the debt of gratitude the Irish (and now, the English) legal profession owe to the managing director of Ryanair. He has clarified the words of a suitable jurisdiction clause on websites to confer jurisdiction within the EU. See HERE for how he did it. (This writer has adapted those words below to accommodate his purposes and intentions. Feel free to appropriate the clause without attribution, but on terms of repudiation of liability by […]


The Committee for Public Safety hasn’t gone away, you know

What springs to mind is the challenge in trying explain the issue to the Irish Supreme Court (or any court) if the need arose.


Karen Millen, Dunnes Stores and the Pirate Paradox

It is far from our wish to add to the general hint of ridicule which has accompanied the reports of the former Minister for Justice Michael McDowell SC and Richard Nesbitt SC, chairman of Arnotts, as they argued over the finer points of knitwear on behalf of Karen Millen and Dunnes Stores respectively. However, this case, in which judgement has been reserved, is the first major test of the application of a 2002 European Union Directive to the fashion industry. […]