Monthly Archives: March 2020

Kearney Law Expanding in the Face of Adversity

WHILST many businesses across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom are at a standstill due to the ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, one law firm, Kearney Law, is battling against the odds, remaining open and continuing to work on their many case files, in addition to celebrating six months in business. Kearney Law […]

Kearney Law Group Reaches £25k Settlement Following Negligence Treatment at Hair Salon

Kearney Law Group has successfully achieved a £25,000 settlement for a client against a hair salon that displayed negligence, resulting in chemical burns to the client’s head and scalp. The client had brought the case against the salon in question following a routine visit where a scalp bleach and toner treatment was performed. On arrival […]

Blog: COVID-19, Healthcare Workers and Employers’ Failure to Provide Adequate PPE

Given the concerns raised by healthcare workers in recent days regarding the risks involved with them treating patients with no Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), we have published the blog below that outlines an employee’s rights when not receiving adequate PPE. The purpose of this blog is to set out the legal obligations and liabilities of […]

Blog: COVID-19 – Checklist for matters you should consider and making provision now, should you become seriously ill (NI)

This is a difficult and uncertain time. It is clear that the most at risk in our community from the COVID-19 pandemic are those with underlying health conditions or of advancing years. Whilst most people don’t make decisions about their future care until they have to, planning ahead in the current circumstances makes practical sense. […]

Kearney Law Celebrates Six Months in Business with Six Offices on Island of Ireland

Specialist legal firm, Kearney Law Group, is celebrating six months in business with the opening of additional offices, bringing the total number of offices on the Island of Ireland to six. The firm, based in Dublin and Belfast, has offices in Derry and London, and more recently opened in Cork, Donegal and Galway. Established by […]

Blog: School Attendance and COVID-19 (NI)

1. By law, all children of compulsory school age (4-16) must receive a full time education. Section 45 of the Education and Libraries (Northern Ireland) Order, 1986 states: “Duties of parents to secure full-time education for their children 45.—(1) The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive efficient full-time education […]

Blog: Employees, COVID-19 and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) NI

Under our health and safety legislation, all employers have a duty of care to ensure the health and safety of their employees. In order to determine what measures need to be implemented to satisfy their statutory obligations, employers often carry out a risk assessment. This assists an employer in identifying risks in the workplace that […]