Gatekeeper Liability Comes To Ireland

Law360, New York (September 7, 2011, 2:55 PM EDT) -- Most lawyers subscribe to the maxim that if anyone has to go to jail, it should be the client and not the lawyer. As gatekeeper liability expands around the globe, however, that advice is becoming ever more difficult to follow. Ireland is the latest country to up the ante on professionals who may learn of their client’s misdeeds.

Lawyers and other professionals angling to perform corporate investigations in Ireland should first consider the potential impact of Ireland’s Criminal Justice Act of 2011. Under the act, it...
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