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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Property Auctions – Risk v Reward

There has been plenty of opinion in the past – particularly during the boom years – of the right time to buy property. There seems to be signs of recovery in the property market. Many of these properties are being … Continue reading

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Case Report – Beware of the Lies

A recent case in the High Court of Nolan –v- Mitchell & O’Neill [2012] IEHC 151 is a warning to anyone who is exaggerating or outright lying in personal injury cases.

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Owners Liable for Corrupt Employees

The new Criminal Justice (Corruption) Bill has recently been published by the Government. It has the potential to have a big impact on businesses. It also proposes changes that will have a direct impact on public servants. It implements a … Continue reading

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Challenging Facebook

How do you challenge Facebook if they refused to take down offending and illegal material? I am sure this is already a common problem for people and will only increase as social media and the internet invades our lives even … Continue reading

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De Facto Couples – Don’t Lose the Farm

The law changed in January this year to extend a new law governing De Facto partnerships, putting farm and property at risk when a De Facto couple breaks up. The Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Co-Habitants Act, … Continue reading

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Still some benefits for First Time Buyers

Even though the main benefit of exemption from stamp duty has been removed, there are still some tax benefits available for first time buyers. Simon Ball, Tax Consultant, wrote about this recently in the Irish Independent. The Government has recently … Continue reading

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Injunctions in Employment cases

In Employment Law, it is common to bring an application to the Employment Appeals Tribunal or Rights Commissioner if you are incorrectly dismissed. In some extreme cases an application for an injunction will be brought to the High Court. This … Continue reading

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New ‘Mortgage Mediator’ Service

Are you having problems with your mortgage? Bank putting pressure on you? Let us help you? Bass Solicitors has set up a “mortgage mediator” service for clients who need to approach their banks about mortgage repayments. We will help you … Continue reading

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Digital mapping of Ireland completed

The Property Registration Authority (PRA) has completed its Digital Mapping project. In August 2010 the final county to be digitized, Galway, went live. This brings to a conclusion a ten year programme of converting the national land register into digital … Continue reading

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