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When: Jul 8, 13
Where: Commercial law, Conveyancing, Mortgages, News, Uncategorized
Who: Staff
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Make hay while the sun shines

  A new tax break for Farmers Legislation enacted on the 6th June, 2013 allows for full relief from Capital Gains Tax for farmers restructuring their farmlands. The reality is that many Irish farms contain several separate, non-adjoining, portions of land. This makes farming the land more labour and time intensive and therefore less efficient. [&hellip...

When: May 16, 13
Where: Consumer Rights, Conveyancing, Uncategorized
Who: Staff
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Getting onto the property ladder? Here are our top ten tips

So, the time is right for you to make the big step onto that first rung of the property ladder.  Here are our top ten tips to help you on your way, once you’ve instructed your solicitor, of course! :- 1.       Engineer’s Report:- It has become commonplace for an auctioneer to require an engineer’s report to [&hellip...

When: Apr 22, 13
Where: Family Law, Mortgages, Probate, Uncategorized, Wills
Who: Staff
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Living happily ever after…… some legal considerations

Cohabitants are defined in the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Co-Habitants Act, 2010 as two same sex or opposite sex adults who are living together in an intimate and committed relationship, not married to each other or in a registered civil partnership and not related.  Couples considering buying a property together will [&hellip...

Under pressure….can commercial tenants reduce their rent?

Many commercial tenants are under severe pressure to meet the rents payable under pre-recession leases, many of which contain the infamous upward only rent review clause.  So what can commercial tenants do? Arguably examinership is the ultimate bargaining chip with commercial landlords and can be an effective option in reducing rent payable under leases negotiated in the Celtic Tiger [&hellip...

When: Mar 27, 13
Where: Current Affairs, Employment Law, Uncategorized
Who: Staff
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Increases to Parental Leave entitlements

On 8th March, 2013 the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter signed regulations extending parental leave from 14 weeks to 18 weeks. The regulations also allow parents returning to work from parental leave to request a change in their working hours or pattern.  Employers must consider such a request but are not [&hellip...

When: Mar 11, 13
Where: Current Affairs, Employment Law, Litigation, Uncategorized
Who: Staff
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Workplace Grievances:- do I need a solicitor?

Increasingly we are being consulted by employees who have suffered grievances at work  and we assist them in understanding, following and invoking their workplace grievance procedures.  We come across two common problems faced by employees:- they do not know how to use the grievance procedure to their advantage and/or; they do not know when to invoke [&hellip...

Are you an “accidental investor”?

Are you an
Carol Tallon in an article ‘Accidental investors feel walls closing in’, (Sunday Business Post  10th February, 2013) makes some very valid points about homeowners who became unwitting property investors.  Back in the days when the banks were willing (and able) to lend it was common for homeowners to be encouraged to retain their starter homes.  In [&hellip...

ACC bond-loss test cases settled

Four test cases which recently commenced in the High Court before Justice Cooke in relation to allegations against ACC Bank in respect of the sale of their Solid World Bonds have now been settled. Essentially this financial product operated on the basis that an investor could make a minimum investment of €2,500 for a period [&hellip...

When: Nov 2, 12
Where: Uncategorized
Who: Staff
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The Children’s Referendum

The Children's Referendum
It is proposed that the Constitution will be changed through a referendum on Saturday 10th November, 2012 so that there would be included in our Constitution a separate statement of rights for children. The wording of the proposed amendment is as follows:- ARTICLE 42A – Children 1.     The State recognises and affirms the natural and [&hellip...

When: Oct 23, 12
Where: Career opportunities, News, Uncategorized
Who: Staff
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We are seeking to recruit an experienced litigation secretary

We are currently seeking to recruit an experienced legal secretary.  This is a busy role where the successful candidate will be working with the Litigation Solicitor and supporting the Litigation Department in administrative responsibilities including:- Handling daily correspondence, fielding calls and scheduling appointments ; Managing case files in a timely and organised manner; Dealing courteously [&hellip...
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