Category Archives: Litigation

Big Changes in Criminal Law

There has recently been a significant change in criminal law in Ireland that affects us all.  Even if you are not a “criminal” it is an important change for anyone who is questioned by the Gardai.

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Family Law Changes

There has recently been a lot of discussion about possible changes to the family law system here in Ireland. One recent change is the introduction of reporting of family law matters which should be interesting as this practice develops.

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A Quick Look – Personal Insolvency Act 2012

The Personal Insolvency Act 2012 is complicated and may be cumbersome to apply.  Only time will tell if it’s numerous provisions and procedures are feasible, but I suppose at best it is an attempt to try and balance some of … Continue reading

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Legal Aid and Courts Service complaints

It was announced this week the Ombudsman (Amendment) Act 2012 had passed the final stage in the Dáil. There is an interesting development as it extends the power of the Ombudsman’s Office to cover a number of further government departments.  … Continue reading

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Beware of Facebook

It was due to happen at some stage in Ireland – it has been happening in jurisdictions overseas for a while – but the Irish Courts have now recognised that an acceptable form of “substituted service” can be via social … Continue reading

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Case Report: Losing “Family Home” Protection

A recent case in the High Court refused to protect the family home of a couple from repossession by the Bank. The couple were claiming that the wife did not receive independent legal advice as required by the Family Home … Continue reading

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