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
A recent case in the High Court set a level of damages for a car accident at €60,000 for pain and suffering and a further €30,000 for future pain and suffering. This struck me as quite high for a whiplash-type … Continue reading
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
A recent case in the High Court of Nolan –v- Mitchell & O’Neill  IEHC 151 is a warning to anyone who is exaggerating or outright lying in personal injury cases.
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
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
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
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