Why you can rely on your site’s terms

A landmark legal case involving Ryanair has major implications for website operators, write John O'Connor and Mark Rasdale

3rd July, 2010

Irish courts have seldom - if ever - had to rule on the enforceability of website terms and conditions. There is probably a perception that website terms are fairly standard nowadays, and you either take them or leave them.

But Ryanair recently had to defend the enforceability of its terms and conditions in the High Court. In his judgment, Mr Justice Michael Hanna ruled that Ryanair's online “terms of use'‘ - in particular, the clause...

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