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‘Family businesses have aspects to them that make corporate governance particularly challenging.’ Photograph: iStock

Corporate governance is one of those terms that gets bandied about from time to time without much of an attempt to explore its full meaning. Indeed, m(...)

Former chief executive of the National Consumer Agency Ann Fitzgerald will join other independent appointees hearing consumers’ appeals on the tracker mortgage scandal. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As the tracker mortgage redress and compensation programme gathers pace, banks have set up appeals panels to deal with the potentially thousands of cu(...)

The Employment Appeals Tribunal office, Adelaide Road Dublin. It was announced on the second day of the hearing that Bruno Herbots had withdrawn his claim against Beauchamps. Photograph: David Sleator

An out-of-tribunal settlement has been reached between the Beauchamps law firm and a former junior partner who claimed to have been unfairly dismissed(...)

Gwen Finlay leaving the Four Courts  after a Circuit Civil Court hearing. Photograph: Collins Courts

A judge has told a Co Dublin driving instructor that repayments of €5-a-week would not go very far towards reducing her mortgage arrears of €158,000. (...)

Louise O’Keeffe: the mother of two was sexually abused by a teacher in a Co Cork primary school in the 1970s. photograph: garrett white/collins court

The Cork-based firm Ernest J Cantillon has been recognised for its work in securing a landmark European Court of Human Rights ruling on childhood abus(...)

46 St Stephen’s Green: one of four office investments in south inner city offered for sale on behalf of Bank of Scotland (Ireland)

Commercial Property EditorOne of the top performing pension funds IPUT is the front runner to buy a high-profile office building at the junction of St(...)

Dante’s Inferno created a world of pain and suffering beyond all previous human imagination. His vision defined our modern picture of hell – a subterr(...)

“Minister for Justice Alan Shatter has said the new specialist judges appointed to the Circuit Court will deal with applications under the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill. It is therefore essential they obtain the necessary training.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The long-awaited Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Bill 2013 was published last week. The Bill strongly reflects the recommendations of recent Law R(...)

A surprise move

Loyalty to an employer is known to be very strong in the Dublin legal world, particularly at higher levels. It’s thus something of a surprise t(...)